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AWESOME THING OF THE DAY: Tracking Down Pop Culture With PopSpots
July 28, 2012
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For hardcore pop-culture aficionados, some images take on huge importance: an album cover, a scene in a film, a photograph of a favourite artist. But most people don't have the time or inclination to find out exactly where those images were created. Luckily for us Bob Egan, the guy behind the website PopSpots, is doing it for us.

The site takes a look at "those places, primarily in New York City, where interesting events in the history of pop culture took place". So if you ever wanted to know where Dylan filmed his 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' video, or where the cover of Neil Young's 'After The Gold Rush' was shot, or even which bridge in Oslo Edvard Munch's iconic painting 'The Scream' is based on, this is the site for you. As well as showing off the locations, Bob goes into detail about how he found them and offers some interesting info about the circumstances of each image's creation.

Check out a few images from the site below (click them to go to the full story) and visit the full site right here.






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