Sometimes it's great getting a peek behind the curtain.
Filming is underway on location at the Trsteno Arboretum in Croatia for the upcoming fourth season of 'Game of Thrones.' The massive HBO production has amassed its award-winning team of designers to build mammoth sets for epic scenes that fans cannot wait to see brought to life. The media was invited to the Trsteno Arboretum yesterday and we've got some of the behind-the-scenes shots of all the on-set action!
Natalie Dormer, Gwendoline Christie, and Dame Diana Rigg featured in the scene, said to be a part of the fourth season’s first episode.
While the Southern scenes from the first season of 'Game of Thrones' were filmed in Malta, the second season saw production move to Croatia, where the walled city of Dubrovnik became the official stand-in for King's Landing. The Trsteno Arboretum has been used for scenes in King's Landing as well as the Red Keep.
The Trsteno Arboretum is one of the oldest arboretums on Earth. It was erected by the local noble family Gozze in the 15th Century, who requested ship captains to bring back seeds and plants from their travels. The exact start date for the arboretum is unknown, but it was already in existence by 1492 as an aquaduct was erected for the arboretum that same year.
The photo above was taken in Gradac Park in Dubrovnik, also being used for the first episode of the upcoming fourth season. The pictures below are a collection of shots from the arboretum and Gradac Park.
The amount of work that goes into constructing the enormous sets is impressive. It takes so many people to produce a sterling finished product, such as the award-winning sets seen on 'Game of Thrones' on HBO.
How excited are you for the upcoming season of 'Game of Thrones'?