TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Train Boxcar Site Where Laura Palmer Was Murdered

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While a possibly morbid photograph – we all know that this was all a fantasy – or was it?
Here my son is bravely posing next to the train boxcar where Laura Palmer met her death at the hands of Bob.
One of, if not the scariest and certainly horror-filled scenes, it none-the-less was a key clue to Laura’s murder and thus a key photo site for our ongoing exploration of the Real Twin Peaks.

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TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big Ed’s Gas Farm / Windstreamers

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Here’s Big Ed’s Gas Farm, sadly missing the gas pumps, in it’s 1993 incarnation of a novelty store called Windstreamers.

Big Ed Hurley was the leading member of the Bookhouse Boys, the secret society that did their best to combat the forces of evil that pervaded Twin Peaks.
Married to Nadine but in love with Norma Jennings; Big Ed looked after his nephew James Hurley and assisted fellow Bookhouse Boy Deputy Hawk as an unofficial “Deputy” when needed.

Our next stop was the Roadhouse where the Bookhouse Boys would rendezvous.

TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ROADHOUSE / COLONIAL INN

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The Roadhouse had a special mystery; it was a place where secrets were confided and clandestine meetings took place in an environment of cool-ass hip rock music and local revelry.
You never knew who would be there or what their benign, sinister or life-saving plans were.
Like all Lynchian abodes, the Roadhouse emitted an ambiance of deep dark secrets that were absorbed into the wood walls from years of Twin Peaks’ locals, transients and visitors revealing their innermost desires, virtues and malicious intent.

From the 1993 photo above, if you walked around the right corner of the building you would see the entrance to the Colonial Inn. The left side of the Colonial Inn was used in the series as the front of the Roadhouse and appeared pretty much the same as when we visited.

Looking at the photo now makes me realize the remarkable way Lynch was able to take simple everyday innocent structures and just by his involvement turn them into ominous yet intriguing places. This, of course, is Lynch’s magic and what made this trip to Twin Peaks irresistible.

Next up; a series of rare and interesting Twin Peaks artifacts.

TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TWIN PEAKS ROAD “TRIP” ENDS – BUT THE STORY CONTINUES!

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Here’s another view of the opening shot of the series, you can see the road at the bottom right. It was a misty hazy day when we left Twin Peaks and the sun cast a pastel yellow in the sky. 

It was sad to leave this place that I could easily call home, but we had reservations in Vancouver and had to hit the road.

Suffice it to say that this was a highly memorable surreal “trip” that enriched my deep love for the series and I am so thankful to have made the pilgrimage right off the tail end of the series’ unfortunate ending.

But this is not the end, it is only the beginning, I have amassed a decent amount of Twin Peaks memorabilia and rare items to archive on this site, so please come back and visit the Surreal and the Real of the Twin Peaks World.

TWIN PEAKS LIVES!

MAY THE FOREST BE WITH YOU!

TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MY RESIDENCE IN TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . 119 STEEPLEJACK ROAD

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Once we subscribed to the Twin Peaks Gazette the Mayor of Twin Peaks, Dwayne Milford, welcomed us to the community and issued us our official Residence Association address.

We have a nice little A-frame nestled in the pines at 119 Steeplejack Road, just south of Lakeside Drive and west of Sparkwood; far enough outside of town to be secluded but close enough for a short drive to the Double R Diner for coffee and donuts every morning!

TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “BOB” Wanted Poster

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Here is the wanted poster of “Killer BOB” from the series taken from the t-shirt I purchased at the Alpine Blossom and Gift Store.

The actor/set dresser from several other Lynch films, Frank Silva, in a typically Lynchian manner was accidentally filmed in a mirror reflection during a scene in Laura Palmer’s bedroom. The resulting image was so creepy that Lynch “created” BOB as the evil entity that possessed Leland Palmer who eventually rapes, tortures and kills his own daughter, Laura.

Frank Silva, an Native American, played his pivotal role so well that his scenes became some of the most eerie, creepy and scary scenes of the whole series.

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