Serpentine Bends – Revisiting “The Shining – Google Maps Redux Art


Serpentine Bends – Revisiting “The Shining” – Google Maps Redux Art

The opening shot of The Shining has the helicopter passing by Wild Goose Island, then continuing toward the cliff area where it will a couple shots later do a close pass over the beetle. At the end of the opening shot we have a crossfade to the beetle winding through forest on a serpentine stretch of road that is between The Narrows and the aforesaid cliff.


The motorcycle in the Google maps image is located in the upper 1/3 of the film image next to the right earth/stone bank. After all these years, the tree and earth line still looks very much the same.

Location on Google Maps.

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Juli Kearns

Juli Kearns is the author of Thunderbird and the Ball of Twine and Unending Wonders of a Subatomic World (or) In Search of the Great Penguin. She is also an artist/photographer, and the person behind the web alter of "Idyllopus Press".

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