This scene may look familiar to a lot of people. The gray building is the jail used in the film, The Goonies. Their house (which I'll show some other time) is also in Astoria, and is the most asked-about landmark as far as I can tell. A lot of locations from the film are in Astoria and nearby. The writing on the building says "1914" and "1976" with "COUNTY JAIL" in the center. The tan building is the County Court House. Handy, yes? The new jail is just up the street, and there is some talk of turning the old jail into a film museum featuring, of course, the making of The Goonies. There have been so many films set all or partly in Astoria that I think it would be a great idea to use the building for that. It's central and easy to find, which is not at all true of the Goonies' house!
I like the reflection of the tree in one of the courthouse windows. I took the pic on April 10, a very rare clear day for that month.
Have any films been made in your town or city? And if you live in Hollywood, don't even bother to list them!