WARNING: Possible Walking Dead comic and TV spoilers ahead.
In last weeks episode of [The Walking Dead](series:201193) we finally got a decent look inside the gates of Alexandria. After meeting its leader, Deanna Monroe, and a few other inhabitants, I'm intrigued to see other areas of the town and how they have managed to weather the post-apocalyptic storm all this time. Thankfully AMC have put together an amazing virtual tour of the Alexandria Safe-Zone for all Walking Dead so we can check out the town for themselves!
At the moment the options for looking around are somewhat limited, with only being able to look around one block, and look inside the living and dining rooms of three homes (Deanna Monroe's and the two belonging to Rick and the gang), but that will change as the tour is updated after each episode, so don't forget to check back in on Sunday after the latest episodes!
We've compiled the highlights from the virtual tour for you to have a look at before you head over to AMC to check it out for yourself. Take a peek:
We start our tour outside the main gates
Here we can see the outside walls, as well as the burned out house that Carl saw Enid standing inside of when the group first reached Alexandria. There's not a whole lot to see here, but I would like to know if the fires in the surrounding house were intentionally or accidentally lit.
Inside the gates and civilization is restored!
Some of you may remember this scene from episode 11, "The Distance," when Aaron showed the group some photographs, including one of this pond. Check out the other photos over here.
Directly to the right of the pond we have power!
We also saw this scene in Aaron's photos, though it's interesting to see the whole view, mainly because of what looks to be a watch tower on the right. If it was indeed a watch tower, I think you'd agree it's a pretty weird place to have one, I mean, wouldn't you think it should be inside the walls?
Directly across the lake we have the Monroe residence
Up the top there, circled in red is the Monroe residence, and the same place where all of the group were interviewed by Deanna Monroe. I thought it was interesting that Deanna had picked a smaller dwelling for her and her family (assuming her son Aidan lives there too, and possibly other family members we've yet to meet), when all of those big, new, empty homes are waiting to be lived in.
Also a way in the distance you can see a church steeple - I'm betting that's where Father Gabriel got to in episode 12 when we hardly saw him after the gang handed over their weapons.
Monroe residence interior
I think the fact that there's books everywhere in this house only serves to cement what we already know - Deanna Monroe is a smart woman. There are also a bunch of blueprints in the metal basket against the wall, really indicating she knows the place inside and out.
Back on the street and outside the gangs two new houses
Just down the block from Deanna's place, but in fact everything in Alexandria seems very close, it looks like a small community with lots of opportunity to expand bigger.
Inside the 'second house'
Not a bad place to eat a home cooked possum at the end of the day!
Inside the 'main house'
A bit bigger than the second house, the main house looks like it'll be a nice place for quite a few of the team to settle down in. The dining room even has an intriguing poster of American Morse code on the wall, a very interesting decoration given the shows cryptic nature, also pretty good once you consider the first letters of American Morse code = AMC. Good one.
To check out the AMC Alexandria Safe-Zone tour for yourself, click HERE!
The fact that AMC has invested so heavily as to make a whole virtual tour out of Alexandria certainly suggests that this will be a setting for not just half a season, but probably multiple seasons of the show. This would make sense seeing as in the comic series, Rick and the group are still currently living in Alexandria - though as we all know by now, the TV show can, and will, deviate from the comics as the writers like.