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Star Wars #locaread #Maythe4th

May 4, 2018
K2S0 Star Wars

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It’s #Maythe4th , Star Wars day!

Wouldn’t it be a fantastic #localread if you could visit the epic landscapes and locations from the Star Wars films?

How about the barren desert of Tatooine, where Luke Sywalker was raised?

Contrasting this, the icy wastes where the battle of Hoth took place, might be of more interest to you.

Maybe you would prefer the lush green forests of Endor, home of the Ewoks.

Or would you like to explore the internal locations of the Imperial Security Complex?

Imagine getting away from it all to visit the ocean island where Ren discover Luke Skywalker.

If a grand style is more your thing, you might prefer the Royal Naboo Palace.

But it’s all “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”, isn’t it? There’s no New Hope of us visiting these locations, is there?

Well, surprisingly enough, there is. Even though the films rely on CGI effects and green screening, many of the landscapes and locations used in the films are real.

Take a look at Wikipedia for a list of many of the film locations that were used in the Star Wars series, including stunning landscapes and beautiful cities across the world, as well as a London tube station.

If you’ve visited any of these locations and have a photo to share, tweet us with the #localread and #Maythe4th hashtags.

And don’t forget to join us for the #localread Twitter discussion on 29 May starting at 8pm Australian Eastern Standard Time,  9am – 11am BST. Note : This is a staggered discussion.

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