Tourists are flocking to Dubrovnik, lured by scenes from Game of Thrones set in Croatia's ancient walled city. AFP Photos By Lajla Veselica and Nicolas Gaudichet Shepherding tourists through the arches and towers of Croatia's medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, Ivan Vukovic spends half his time leading tours of a capital that doesn't exist: the fictional King's Landing from Game of Thrones. The two cities now rival each other for fame after Dubrovnik – already a tourist and cruise ship magnet – became a set in 2011 for the cult HBO series, whose final season starts on April 14. Doubling as King's Landing, the capital of Westeros' Seven Kingdoms, "can be a blessing and it can be a curse" for Dubrovnik, said 38-year-old guide Vukovic. While the Game of Thrones stardom has been a boon for his business, it is also bringing a new inundation of visitors to a city already struggling with overcrowding. "It's an amazing thing because it brings us so many people, but now we … [Read more...] about Dubrovnik or King’s Landing? Game of Thrones is ‘blessing and curse’
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Television Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Television | ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Ending. But You Can Still Visit Westeros. Advertisement Supported by As the spiritual and production home of HBO’s sprawling fantasy drama, Northern Ireland has been transformed by the show. We take you there. ByJeremy Egner April 5, 2019 CUSHENDUN, Northern Ireland — The many marvels dotting the dramatic Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland include a cluster of eerily beautiful caves in this tidy village, around 45 miles north of Belfast. Formed by 400 million years of shifting red stone and the surging slate-blue Irish Sea, the caves inspire awed reflection upon the raw power of nature and the irresistible imprint of time, among other musings on the mystic. A voice whispered into my ear: “That’s where Melisandre gave birth to the shadow … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Ending. But You Can Still Visit Westeros.
For better or for worse, the last “Game of Thrones” season is almost upon us. While we're waiting around for season 8 to begin, the least we can do is watch as many episodes as necessary to fill the void. Season 8 starts April 14, and we're ready - we've been ready since 2017. Even if we hate the ending ("Sopranos," anyone?), at least we'll have the memories of all the good and the bad - and mostly the very satisfying deaths of the show's most hated villains - to keep us warm. Here are some of the best episodes to recap "Game of Thrones" before the show's last season. Season 1, Episode 1 ("Winter is Coming")The episode where it all began. This is the episode for introductions. Take a look back on how everything went downhill so fast, from the reveal of Jamie and Cersei's incestuous affair to Bran being pushed out the window, thus handicapping him for life. This episode is a classic for a reason. Season 1, Episode 9 ("Baelor")This one was … [Read more...] about Best ‘Game of Thrones’ episodes to binge before season 8
The New York Giants may have inadvertently contributed to the delay of George R.R. Martin completing "A Song of Ice and Fire" by provoking the author to lash out about his favorite football team's abysmal offseason. The mind behind HBO's "Game of Thrones," a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles' NFC East rivals since 1958, took to his "Not a Blog" blog to rail against the trade of star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. The title of the post? "Kill Me Now.""Beckham was not only the best receiver on today’s Giants, but he was the best receiver this storied NFL franchise has EVER had in their long history, and probably the best receiver they will ever have," Martin lamented. "They are certainly not going to replace him with the 17th overall pick in the forthcoming draft." The 70-year-old mastermind also criticized the G-Men for letting go of Damon Harrison, Landon Collins and Olivier Vernon — key pieces of an unraveling franchise that has guttered out over the past two seasons. "I … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ author trashes New York Giants for Odell Beckham Jr. trade
By Therese Odell, Chron.com / Houston Chronicle Published 11:45 am CST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Daenerys Targaryen: Last we saw the Mother of Dragons, she had traveled with Jon Snow to King's Landing in an attempt to warn Cersei Lannister of the threat from beyond the wall and to convince her to join forces to fight the White Walkers in the "Great War." On the ship returning to Winterfell, Daenerys and Jon Snow have sex for the first time. less Daenerys Targaryen: Last we saw the Mother of Dragons, she had traveled with Jon Snow to King's Landing in an attempt to warn Cersei Lannister of the threat from beyond the wall and to convince her to join ... more Photo: Photo Courtesy Of HBO Photo: Photo Courtesy Of HBO Image 1 of / 32 Caption Close Image 1 of 32 Daenerys … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones: Winter is Almost Here