This weekend and into next finds Jake and the production of Brothers setting up shop in and around the Los Alamos area according to IMDB. Los Alamos might best be known for the birthplace of the atomic bomb. According to GORP, Los Alamos, New Mexico, about 40 minutes to the northwest of Santa Fe and over the Rio Grande, is where the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic bomb, was based during World War II. Los Alamos is aloof physically and, some would say, emotionally, from much of New Mexico. It was literally a secret city until the 1950s, and much of its housing and public buildings seem to have been caught in a Lucy-and-Desi era time warp. (Ed. I love this description!)
"Little Boy" was the code name for the atomic bomb developed at Los Alamos Design Laboratory later detonated over Hiroshima. There's a replica of Little Boy on display at the Los Alamos Museum.
I really hope part of the wardrobe for Jake while filming in Los Alamos includes asbestos boxers. Two pair. To be worn at the same time.
Also according to IMDB, one of the base camps will be set up at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall on Canyon Road in Los Alamos.
Later in the week a base camp will be set up on the grounds of the Los Alamos County Golf Course.
Pretty, isn't it?
Here's what Tee Times America has to say about this lovely course:
Nestled atop the beautiful mesas below the Jemez Mountains, Los Alamos Golf Course offers a challenging 6500 yard par 72, 18 hole layout. Through a multitude of ponderosa pines and cottonwood trees the sloping fairways and small push-up greens provide a challenge to all levels of golfers.
This beautifully maintained golf course, built in 1947 by the Atomic Energy Commission, is the second oldest 18 hole golf course in New Mexico. Owned and operated by the County of Los Alamos, the community is proud of its unique municipal course with such tremendous golfing value.
Panoramic vistas and clear, fresh mountain air at an elevation of 7300 feet provide a beautiful setting to beat the summer heat and enjoy an unforgettable golfing experience.
Built by the Atomic Energy Commission? In 1947? One wonders what lies beneath that beautifully landscaped and maintained golf course. Make that THREE pair of asbestos boxers for Jake please.
According to the spoilers brought over by JP in the previous entry, Jake should be at these above and below locations this week.
And a view inside their Sanctuary, where according to their own website, Monday and Tuesday will see the same used as a movie set.
I'll be looking out for those stained glass windows when the movie is released.
Another filming location calls for a "residence in Barranca Mesa", a neighborhood in Los Alamos.
Southwestern Adobe and Ranch style homes seem to be the major design theme in Barranca Mesa.
I thought this Barranca Mesa winter sunrise too beautiful not to share.
Not only is there wintry weather in much of the U.S., but it's also snowy and cold in the high plains of Los Alamos, New Mexico. Which means, pics of Jake in winter gear.
Also, the Amazing Stephanie just posted up some new olds at IHJ.
Is that what you think of this photoshoot, Jake?
The WGA chose New Mexico as the first place outside of NY or LA to picket. They have plans to protest again in New Mexico, but shooting on Brothers shouldn't be disrupted.
Photos courtesy of IHJ, the internet and UltraViolet