Let’s go to the Georgetown

Do you remember that scene in a cab when Mulder says: “Let’s go to the Georgetown. To the Georgetown” with the voice asif he was making the most important decision in his life ?
Today I will take you the Georgetown.
In the reality Gorgetown is a district located on northwest  Washington D.C.  built in the 19th and in the beginning of the 20th century. There’re many buildings made of bricks that’s why my guess is this is the reason why they chose for Scully’s home two very retro looking buildings in the West End, Vancouver.
_IGP2135Seeing Scully’s apartement was an absolutely priority.  Scully’s home was filmed in two different locations- at least according to data I have found during my research on that subject.
The first one is on 610 Jarvis st., strict Vancouver Downtown. However it’s in the middle of the city, as on my pictures as in the reality it’s a silent and sleepy little street.
A late june afternoon seems to be the only one fitting time for such a peacefull place. Just look on those lightspots!
_IGP3242_IGP2134When I was looking for the filming locations I didn’t have any idea the x files would return in any possible form. It was for everyone (including my  friend who had “infected” me in early summer 1996) a closed book.  I felt like a strange surviver of a lost world,  the really last one of the philosphers.
I didn’t have any idea I would ever describe it in a virtual diary for other x files fans (I thought I was the last one, I swear).
That’s why I didn’t take excellent pictures – I hope you’ll forgive me.
Also in the heart of the heart 😉 but on the opposite side of the Vancouver Downtown there’s an almost identically looking building used for the x files scully 1filming location in seasons 3-5. You’ll find it on 1419 Pendrell street, another nice quiet street.
They look like twin buildings, don’t they ? One week ago I found hot news Pendrell Suite is now on sale!
Using narrow angles you can easily avoid showing the surroundings so a watcher is not able to see it’s not the same place.
Before  “XF marks the spot” was fatured in the internet as a clear list of adresses it was quite difficult to find proper information about the x files filming locations. Sometimes people put misleading references or described places too vaguely.
That’s why if I couldn’t find a certain place… I just skipped looking for it…
…which is very bad… because in that way I missed Mulder’s apartement.
Shame on me, especially that me and my friend loved it inside more than Scully’s interior. His living room looked messy and artistic. I loved stuff on his desk and the legendary aquarium in the left corner.
_IGP2588His appartement had that bewitching atmosphere of tenements in poor neighbourhoods of North America. However in the real life it’s better to stay away from places like that for the film they’re really inspiring.
Jarvis street was absolutely on my way home from any part of the downtown, Stanley Park or the beaches that’s why I was passing Scully’s home quite often in many very different moments of my short but essential Vancouver life.
Also in the rain.