where is it?

zeph’s pop culture quiz #16
Where is it?
In which city is the street in the picture? All right, I confess, the screencap is not from a recent movie, but it has a direct connection to a very recent one. And for those faithful readers—if any of them are left, that is—of ye ole xirdalium: I’ve been there once … long, long time ago.
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  • kueperpunk Monday, 20th February 2012 at 00:15

    looks like the part of Paris in “Inception”…

    • zephyrin_xirdal Monday, 20th February 2012 at 13:36

      No, sorry, it’s neither Paris nor ‘Inception,’ and there’s no virtual reality technology, of which kind whatsoever, involved at all.

  • S.A.S. Monday, 20th February 2012 at 18:23

    Instead there is a lot of surveillance technology involved, I guess. Could it be a part of Budapest?

    • zephyrin_xirdal Monday, 20th February 2012 at 18:30

      That is one hell of a guess, I have to say! Yes there is surveillance technology involved, but no, it’s not a part of Budapest ;-) … But with that guess I think you were perfectly aware of that.

  • S.A.S. Monday, 20th February 2012 at 18:56

    I got a bit confused with that screencap not to be from a recent movie, but as it seems it is not even from a movie at all?

    • zephyrin_xirdal Monday, 20th February 2012 at 19:06

      :-) Well, that is a matter of definitions. Nevertheless it is correct that the screencap is not from a full length feature film that hit the cinemas’ big screens, rather it is from a television series. But still there is a connection to a very recent feature film, as you seem to know …

  • klandestino Monday, 20th February 2012 at 22:27

    Brno (Brünn)…
    I tried to zoom in the road sign, but it failed..damnit! Nevertheless I concentrated on this damn sign and finally I got it ;)

  • klandestino Monday, 20th February 2012 at 22:33

    And the connection you mention is between the BBC series and Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy, I guess? Jim Prideaux got was tortured in Czechoslovakia…

    • klandestino Monday, 20th February 2012 at 22:53

      mentioned…

    • zephyrin_xirdal Wednesday, 22nd February 2012 at 18:21

      That’s absolutely correct, congratulations! Yes, it is a street scene in Brno, bach then Czechoslovakia, nowadays Czech Republic. And yes, it’s from the ’70s BBC miniseries ‘Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy’ … I’ll update the post as soon as possible.

  • Alexander Rabitsch Wednesday, 22nd February 2012 at 13:00

    is it prague?

    • zephyrin_xirdal Wednesday, 22nd February 2012 at 18:22

      No, klandestino was correct with Brno. Sorry, I didn’t get around writing a comment earlier.