For part one, click here.
WordPress will still not allow me to use italics in image captions, so please imagine that “Twin Peaks” and “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me” are italicized.
After my visit to Snoqualmie Valley, I spent a few hours in Seattle, where I visited Pike Place Market. From there, I spent several days touring the North Cascade Mountains, before taking a ferry across Puget Sound to the Kitsap Peninsula. It was here that I found my next Twin Peaks location.The Kiana Lodge, located in Poulsbo, Washington, is located across Agate Pass from Bainbridge Island. It is essentially an event and convention center, near a local casino hotel.
As soon as I arrived, I went straight to the waterfront, where a huge log lies on the beach:
In my opinion, this beach, with this log, is the most important Twin Peaks location that I visited. This is where Laura Palmer’s body is found in the pilot episode, setting the series in motion. The show begins here, and the film ends here.
Having photographed the log to my heart’s content, I turned my lens toward the lodge itself:
The side of the lodge was used as the exterior of the Blue Pine Lodge in the series.
Wandering around to the back of the lodge, I found an open door with the words “This door to be kept unlocked during business hours,” on it. Knowing that the inside was used as the interior of the Great Northern Hotel in the Twin Peaks pilot, I tentatively stepped inside. The lights were off, but the windows let enough light in for me to take pictures.
I wandered past the display cases into what I believe to be a dining room:
This room was also used in the Twin Peaks pilot.
On the other side of the building was another room used in the pilot:
At this point I heard someone walking around upstairs, and I decided to leave before I was discovered. I headed back to the waterfront for one last picture:
I didn’t want to outstay my nonexistent welcome, so I left quickly.
Special thanks again to Charles Ramsey, without whose amazing website my trip would not have been possible. Thanks also to the folks at the Twin Peaks Brewing Co. for capturing the images from the series and film.