The island of the latest James Bond movie, where he visits the villain, really exists! We discovered where this all was shot, it’s called Hashima Island, nicknamed Gunkanjima – literally ‘Battleship Island’. Once just a small reef, the discovery of coal in 1810 led to the installation of mining facilities and eventually gave rise to a population, all densely packed into a self-contained metropolis.
But by 1974, the dream was gone. Petroleum came in place of coal, the mines were shut down and the now jobless workers were forced to leave. In a matter of days the island was deserted – everything left exactly as it was, to slumber eternally in the same position like a broken clock face.
Now Hashima is still in that state and probably even worst, the ultimate film-set for James Bond and a cool place to explore if you are brave enough..
We even pinpointed it on Google Maps for you..
Image Credits: Gakuranman