Saturday, May 14, 2011
Spaghetti Western Locations
Continuing with locations from "Once Upon a Time in the West". After waiting and waiting to be picked up at the Flagstone station, Jill decides to hire a hack and driver to take her or Brett McBain’s Sweetwater ranch. She walks through the bustling town of Flagstone which was constructed by Carlo Simi. All that is left of the location today are a few crumbling foundations and the shells of some still standing buildings. You can almost still here the beautiful main theme as a gentle wind carries the strains through the remaining structures. Here walked Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Jason Robards and Claudia Cardinale. The location is directly across the tracks from the Estacion La Calahorra-Ferreira. Follow the main road over the tracks and it will take you right through the heart of what is left of this location.
For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi ‘Garringo’ Yasuda’s excellent website: http://y-yasuda.net/