In searching for film locations, such as the County Hospital from Thor, sometimes it is better to use your instincts than your head.
|LOCATION: County Hospital (Toney Anaya Building, 2550 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505)
SHOW: Thor, 2011
This location was another one that I sort of “lucked” into finding. Thor doesn’t have many “real world” locations, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find the ones it does. So while reading through MarvelFilmGuide again, they mentioned that the County Hospital was an unknown location. They had even tweeted out to their followers to see if anyone recognized it.
They thought it might be in L.A. or New Mexico (where the film was shot). When I look at the images of the “Hospital” it didn’t look like Los Angeles sky to me. It was way too bright, so I decided it must be in the Santa Fe area, which was near where they were filming the town of “Puente Antiguo.”
I decided to start “driving” down the main thoroughfare, as this was a pretty big building and only after a minute or two, I discovered the Toney Anaya Building, home of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department. A quick “drive” around, and I was able to confirm that the back of the building was indeed the spot that was used in the film.
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