TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the Great Northern / Salish Lodge

TPGNSLEXPERIENCE THE REAL TWIN PEAKS

On our first day, just after getting settled in our room at the Great Northern, we took a short hike on a trail that leads down from the front of the Great Northern/ Salish Lodge. This shot was taken from about halfway down the trail looking up at the Snoqualmie Falls and the Lodge.

You can almost see our room in this photo; it was just around the corner at the farthest right of the Lodge on the first floor.  It overlooked the hydroelectric power plant that can be seen behind and to the right of the falls.

As if planned perfectly, we left the window open and at night from our bed we could see the misty fog-laden pine woods across the Snoqualmie River at the top of the falls with a full moon perfectly-framed in the open window.
The beginning of our Twin Peaks adventure started out just right with the pines gently swaying in the moonlight with an occasional ominous hoot from an owl – which are not what they seem.

TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cherry Pie and a Good “Cup of Joe” at the Double R Diner

scan0009EXPERIENCE THE REAL TWIN PEAKS

On our first day we headed over to the Double R Diner for cherry pie and a “good cup of Joe”. As we walked into the Diner the reality of being there was surreal.  Here I was, not on a set, but in the actual diner they used in the pilot episode and suddenly I got the shivers – I had crossed over to the other side. We picked out a booth about halfway back to the left, a booth that was favored by Agent Cooper, and proceeded to order our surreal meal.

While my son and wife enjoyed the experience, I was in David Lynch Heaven!  I was totally preoccupied as all I could do was soak up the ambiance and imagine myself as one of the residents of this weird and wonderful town.
I sat back, relaxed with my steaming hot “cup of Joe” and pretended that this was my morning constitutional as it was for Agent Cooper.

Several booths away a couple of what I could only surmise as Japanese TP fans were questioning and filming the owner with a hand-held camera.  Outside a logging truck rumbled by just as in the series – I was beaming, inside and out.
And this was only the start; after breakfast our waitress, obviously seeing our TP interest,  suggested we to go down the street to the Alpine Blossom and Gift Shop as they had a map of all of the filmed location spots from the series  Once inside we saw they had a lot of Twin Peaks merchandise for sale so we stocked-up on T-shirts, postcards, coffee cups and other cool items.

Once back in our Jeep, we were all set and continued on our Real Twin Peaks Adventure!

TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Department / Weyerhauser Corporate Office

Sheriff staEXPERIENCE THE REAL TWIN PEAKS!

Our next stop would be Agent Cooper’s first stop; the Twin Peaks Sheriff Station to meet with Sheriff Harry S. Truman.

This building which was actually the Weyerhauser Corporation’s Regional Office, served as the exterior establishment shot of the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Department. For all of the action that took place inside, filming was done on studio sets in a building in beautiful San Fernando Valley, California.

All was calm that day, no murders to investigate, so we moved on to help out on our own “investigation” of the mysteries of Twin Peaks.

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

TP Boxcar

EXPERIENCE THE REAL TWIN PEAKS!

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.

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

scan0030

THE REAL TWIN PEAKS!

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “BOB” Wanted Poster

KILLER BOB

EXPERIENCE THE REAL TWIN PEAKS!

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.

TwinPeaksBob