My blog would not be complete if I didn’t give a mention to the sets and locations from the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia. With too many stars to mention including, Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif. Especially as I used to live on the farm where the railway sets were built.
The locations are still there although some now have additions like roads and electricity pylons. But Almeria still has a wealth of desert, beach inland mountains and coast locations to offer.
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There are spectacular roads leading in to the desert ideal car commercial locations. With stunning views and vistas.
An inordinately complex man who has been labeled everything from hero, to charlatan, to sadist, Thomas Edward Lawrence (Peter O’Toole blazed his way to glory in the Arabian desert, then sought anonymity as a common soldier under an assumed name. The story opens with the death of Lawrence in a motorcycle accident in London at the age of 47, then flashbacks to recount his adventures: as a young intelligence officer in Cairo in 1916, he is given leave to investigate the progress of the Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I. In the desert, he organizes a guerrilla army with Omar Sharif and for two years leads the Arabs in harassing the Turks with desert raids, train-wrecking and camel attacks. Eventually, he leads his army northward and helps a British General destroy the power of the Ottoman Empire.