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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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1. King's House

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2. Basilica Cistern

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3. Fontainebleau

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4. Rock Point

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5. Himeji Castle

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6. Piz Gloria

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7. The Elrod House

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8. Sans Souci Hotel

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9. Khao Phing Kan

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10. Cala di Volpe Hotel

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11. Vaux-le-Vicomte

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12. Meteora Monasteries

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13. Udaipur Lake Palace

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14. Château de Chantilly

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15. Elveden Hall

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16. Villa Arabesque

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17. Le Grand Casino de Monte Carlo

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18. Stoke Park Club

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19. Guggenheim Bilbao Museum

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20. Westminster Bridge

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21. Villa del Balbianello

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22. Paranal Observatory

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1. King's House

2. Basilica Cistern

3. Fontainebleau

4. Rock Point

5. Himeji Castle

6. Piz Gloria

7. The Elrod House

8. Sans Souci Hotel

9. Khao Phing Kan

10. Cala di Volpe Hotel

11. Vaux-le-Vicomte

12. Meteora Monasteries

13. Udaipur Lake Palace

14. Château de Chantilly

15. Elveden Hall

16. Villa Arabesque

17. Le Grand Casino de Monte Carlo

18. Stoke Park Club

19. Guggenheim Bilbao Museum

20. Westminster Bridge

21. Villa del Balbianello

22. Paranal Observatory