Sep 20, 2012

20 Breaking Bad Locations in Real Life


Albuquerque, New Mexico resident and Breaking Bad fan Nancy Bymers (WallDruggie on Flickr), has undertaken an incredible mission to source out the real life locations of scenes from the television series Breaking Bad. If you’re a fan of the show you will undoubtedly recognize all of the locations in the gallery below.

On her Breaking Bad Location Project, Nancy remarks:

“My Breaking Bad scene location project began March 21, 2010 (Season 3 Premiere Day). I realized that I knew where several locations were just because I go around ABQ quite a bit, but when I wanted to photograph every possible location that I could identify, it became a purpose. I used the episodes, the DVD commentary, the FB and AMC website discussion boards info, a Google map published in the ABQ Journal and I asked a couple of local ABQ actors for help. That was fun because I had lunch with Jesus, Jr (Gonzo and No-Doze) and ice cream with the “Peekaboo” twins. I resumed the project to include Season 3 locations upon my return to ABQ in late December 2010 and again in December 2011 to pick up Season 4 photos.”

Nancy, from one Breaking Bad superfan to another, the Sifter thanks you for your amazing work! For those interested, there’s a fantastic Q&A on Reddit with a location scout from Breaking Bad named Alex, and he really gives you an idea of what it’s like behind-the-scenes and the process in finding locations like the ones you see below.

While I’ve hand picked a few of Nancy’s photos to share here, be sure to head over to her Flickr album where she has amassed an incredible gallery of 142 pictures of Breaking Bad Locations:
Breaking Bad Locations (142 Pictures):
*If you haven’t seen the show (up to the end of Season 4) there may be some locations shown that will spoil special moments for you. Scroll at your own risk!




1. The White Residence


BB NM Walter White Residence




2. Rio Rancho High School Administration Entrance


BB NM Rio Rancho High School Administration Entrance




3. Walter and Skyler’s Car Wash


BB NM Car Wash




4. Jesse Pinkman’s House


BB NM 322 16th Street SW




5. Tuco’s Headquarters


BB NM Tuco's HQ (Java Joe's)




6. Hank and Marie’s Residence


BB NM Hank and Marie's residence




7. Jesse and Jane’s Rental Apartments


BB NM 323-325 Terrace SE




8. The Offices of Saul Goodman


BB NM Saul Goodman's office




9. Los Pollos Hermanos


BB NM 4257 Isleta Blvd SW




10. Painted Permanently on the Wall inside Twisters


BB NM Los Pollos Hermanos logo




11. Walter’s Short-Term Residence at ‘The Beachcomber’


BB NM Mountain Vista 1501 Tramway NE




12. Gustavo Fring’s Laundry Business


BB NM 1617 Calendaria NE




13. Walter White’s Second Short-Term Residence


BB NM 3932 Silver SE




14. Cartel vs Hank Parking Lot Shootout


BB NM Pavilions at San Mateo




15. Gustavo Fring’s Residence


BB NM 1213 Jefferson NE




16. Lazer Tag Building (Potential Lab Site)


BB NM Hinkle Lazer Tag




17. Four Corners Monument Where Skyler Flips a Coin


BB NM Four Corners Monument, Navajo Nation, USA




18. Parking Garage Where Gus’s Bomb-Rigged Volvo is Parked


BB NM 5th and Copper NW Garage 5th Level




19. Casa Tranquila… DING! DING! DING! DING! DING!


BB NM 8820 Horizon NE




20. Parking Garage Roof Where Jesse and Walt Part (end of Season 4)


BB NM 5th and Copper NW Garage 6th Level











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