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Iglesia de San Pedro, Avila, Spain — Chapel on the Lake

Posted: 07 May 2014
by The Adversary
Lately, after thinking more about how many real-life locations were taken and used in the SILENT HILL series, I asked myself, because the Rebirth ending is my favorite, "What about the church?"

So I started searching . . . and searching. Until I found it.

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San Pedro, Avila, Spain

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The Chapel on the Lake

It's identical to the chapel on the island in SILENT HILL 2, aside from the cross being removed and it being stretched.

Suddenly my day feels slightly more complete. I know where I'm going on vacation next.

Re: Iglesia de San Pedro, Avila, Spain — Chapel on the Lake

Posted: 07 May 2014
by Jonipoon
That's very interesting. Maybe it would be possible to create some kind of world tourist guide to the Silent Hill series.

Gotta wonder though why they removed the cross. Not consistent with the cult in Silent Hill?

Re: Iglesia de San Pedro, Avila, Spain — Chapel on the Lake

Posted: 07 May 2014
by The Adversary
>Maybe it would be possible to create some kind of world tourist guide to the Silent Hill series.<
That was my next idea.

Re: Iglesia de San Pedro, Avila, Spain — Chapel on the Lake

Posted: 07 May 2014
by Jonipoon
>That was my next idea.
And exactly how long did it take for you to find this church?

Re: Iglesia de San Pedro, Avila, Spain — Chapel on the Lake

Posted: 07 May 2014
by The Adversary
I really only spent an accumulative hour or two over a handful of days. And, honestly, it should have taken me maybe three minutes had I just searched first for what I did when I ultimately found it.

Re: Iglesia de San Pedro, Avila, Spain — Chapel on the Lake

Posted: 07 May 2014
by Typographenia
Very nice detective work, Adversary! Interesting little finds like this are always a pleasure to see. : )

Re: Iglesia de San Pedro, Avila, Spain — Chapel on the Lake

Posted: 07 May 2014
by AuraTwilight
I'll never get over how adorably half-assed that inaccessible island is. <3

Re: Iglesia de San Pedro, Avila, Spain — Chapel on the Lake

Posted: 07 May 2014
by The Adversary
I don't think it's just the island that's half-assed. I think we're learning it wasn't Akira Yamaoka alone who cut corners, so to speak, in making the entire series. I'm willing to bet the exterior for nearly every notable landmark, including statues and signs, are real-life locations—and I intend on finding the others.

Re: Iglesia de San Pedro, Avila, Spain — Chapel on the Lake

Posted: 08 May 2014
by Ryantology
Probably almost all of the less-notable ones, too. I know for a fact that the sawhorses around town are cribbed from Grass Valley, CA Public Works and the dumpsters still have visible Waste Management logos on them.

Definitely a cool find with the chapel btw.

Re: Iglesia de San Pedro, Avila, Spain — Chapel on the Lake

Posted: 14 May 2014
by peronmls
is the the one on the bottom the actual picture?

Re: Iglesia de San Pedro, Avila, Spain — Chapel on the Lake

Posted: 14 May 2014
by The Adversary
Actual picture of what?

Re: Iglesia de San Pedro, Avila, Spain — Chapel on the Lake

Posted: 14 May 2014
by phantomess
Nice find!

Re: Iglesia de San Pedro, Avila, Spain — Chapel on the Lake

Posted: 03 Sep 2014
by redrum
The view from the Observation Deck is actually an edited picture of a lake in England too

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Re: Iglesia de San Pedro, Avila, Spain — Chapel on the Lake

Posted: 27 Sep 2014
by Lifetolifeless
Great find, Adversary. I'm certain I'd scene that structure in an art history book back in 2002, but I never made the connection myself. Cuttin' crosses.

Re: Iglesia de San Pedro, Avila, Spain — Chapel on the Lake

Posted: 23 Dec 2014
by peronmls
redrum wrote:The view from the Observation Deck is actually an edited picture of a lake in England too

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We could to an HD retexture thing like what they are doing with Resident Evil 4

Re: Iglesia de San Pedro, Avila, Spain — Chapel on the Lake

Posted: 23 Dec 2014
by Kenji
Excellent...! :)

I'm thinking this sort of thing should have its own dedicated section. Then, a fan could go out on a journey to see these locales. Maybe even a grand tour, for the wealthier among us.

It'd be the sort of thing that could enrich anyone serious enough to go.

Re: Iglesia de San Pedro, Avila, Spain — Chapel on the Lake

Posted: 24 Mar 2015
by Qeihsen
https://www.flickr.com/photos/101375204 ... otostream/
The walls look also similar save for the fencing.

Re: Iglesia de San Pedro, Avila, Spain — Chapel on the Lake

Posted: 26 Mar 2015
by Its Gone Now
The Adversary wrote:I really only spent an accumulative hour or two over a handful of days. And, honestly, it should have taken me maybe three minutes had I just searched first for what I did when I ultimately found it.
Hahaha obviously :)

Funny.

But seriously though, nice find.