Sunday, January 16, 2011
Spaghetti Western Locations
Continuing with locations from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. After Tuco and Blondie are detained on their way to the location of the hidden $200,000 in gold. They are brought by an army detachment to see Captain Clinton. The first view we see, a few yards beyond the tree line is a vast array of trenches and cannon mounts. This location is about 3/4 of a mile from the San Pedro de Arlanza monastery between Borgos and Covarrubias. You’ll have to park your car off the side of the road after finding the wooden sign marked Puente de Langstone placed by Tuco Tours. On the left side of the road is the hillside where the Union soldiers were assembled. To the right is a wooded area with a river. The Union Army area is a farmers field with a rock wall on the far boundary line. This wall is visible in the film. It has completely returned to nature but marks of it being plowed were visible when I was there in 2003 and 2005 but nothing had been planted.
For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi "Garringo" Yasuda’s excellent website: http://garringo.cool.ne.jp/