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On James Bond's 50th Anniversary, the Films' Best Locations

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr. No, the first James Bond film adaptation in what would become an epic, 22-film series, with another rendition to be released in November. To celebrate this half century of derring-do, improbable survival, and service for Queen and country, here are the 22 best Bond locations—one for each film—from Jamaica's King's House in the inaugural outing to the research residence that stood in for a Bolivian lair in Quantum of Solace, and everything in between, like John Lautner's legendary Elrod House (above).

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King's House

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Basilica Cistern

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Fontainebleau

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Rock Point

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Himeji Castle

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Piz Gloria

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The Elrod House

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Sans Souci Hotel

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Khao Phing Kan

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Cala di Volpe Hotel

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Vaux-le-Vicomte

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Meteora Monasteries

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Udaipur Lake Palace

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Château de Chantilly

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Elveden Hall

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Villa Arabesque

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Le Grand Casino de Monte Carlo

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Stoke Park Club

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Guggenheim Bilbao Museum

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Westminster Bridge

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Villa del Balbianello

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Paranal Observatory

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King's House

Basilica Cistern

Fontainebleau

Rock Point

Himeji Castle

Piz Gloria

The Elrod House

Sans Souci Hotel

Khao Phing Kan

Cala di Volpe Hotel

Vaux-le-Vicomte

Meteora Monasteries

Udaipur Lake Palace

Château de Chantilly

Elveden Hall

Villa Arabesque

Le Grand Casino de Monte Carlo

Stoke Park Club

Guggenheim Bilbao Museum

Westminster Bridge

Villa del Balbianello

Paranal Observatory