Sceneframing the Seven Kingdoms

Unique photo series gives an all new perspective on Northern Irish locations used to film Game of Thrones

We've seen classic album sleeves in Google Street View, iconic movie stills placed against their present-day settings and blockbuster sequences stripped of CGI effects. But never before have we seen the shooting locations used for Game of Thrones across Northern Ireland seamlessly merged with the finished on screen product.

Finnish friends Tiia Öhman, Satu Walden, Johanna Ruuskanen, and Essi Suomela travel the world capturing their favourite scenes from TV and film through the lens of the exact spots they were originally shot. Using a range of tablets and phones to display the screenshots against their real world backdrops, it's an artform their Fangirl Quest travel blog calls 'sceneframing'.

Having faithfully recreated memorable moments from The Walking Dead, Downton Abbey and more, the girls ventured to Northern Ireland to breathe new life into HBO's fantasy world of Westeros.

'Our biggest problem was narrowing our favourite shots down to just the few you see here,' says Satu in an accompanying blog post, promising yet more to come from their adventures across the realm. See where they've been so far in the photos below.

Ballintoy Harbour

The small fishing harbour was the stage for both Theon Greyjoy's baptism into the faith of the Drowned God and his homecoming to the Iron Islands.

Ballintoy Harbour

Larrybane Quarry

The former chalk quarry, now acting as additional parking space for the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge, served as Renly Baratheon’s war camp, where Lord Peter 'Littlefinger' Baelish also frequented.


Castle Ward & Audley’s Castle

With one of its courtyards the original location of Winterfell, Castle Ward has played host to numerous scenes from the HBO drama, from the war camps of Robb Stark and Tywin Lannister to a scene of Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth's travels.

Castle Ward

Tollymore Forest Park

The panoramic park at the foot of the Mourne Mountains not only has the honour of opening the entire series with the Night's Watch rangers' first encounter with the White Walkers, it's also where the Starks first discovered their direwolf pups.


Keep up with Fangirl Quest's travels and view past galleries over on their website. Game of Thrones airs on Mondays at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.