I just finished watching episode 6 of season 2 of Game of Thrones. I've really liked what's done of this season. But I've been distracted by the weird feeling of seeing all those wide shots and scenes from North of The Wall, recognizing it as the area less than two hours' away from my home, where I go hiking and running regularly. Meanwhile the characters are talking about how hostile the area is, dramatically wondering who would possibly want to defend and live there. It fits the mood and story perfectly, of course, but still funny to me.
Do you guys have any stories or experience of recognizing hometowns and familiar areas in film or television, or even video games? I imagine lots of you who live in the larger cities have seen something familiar, but any input's welcome, yo.