ByRebecca Raymer, writer at Creators.co
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In Mockingjay Part 1, Katniss is asked to sing in a scene beside a beautiful, serene body of water. She obliges, and the song becomes the soundtrack of the rebel movement. The scene was shot at Bellwood Quarry, surprisingly close to downtown Atlanta.

Bellwood Quarry
Bellwood Quarry

The quarry is not open to the public, and I had to get special permission to accompany a group from the city of Atlanta's Watershed Department while they were inspecting the location. There are plans underway for the quarry to become a reservoir, and the currently exposed floor will be under water.

Floor trail
Floor trail

There is also talk of making the surrounding area into Atlanta's biggest recreation facility. Bellwood Park would be incorporated into the Westside Beltline.

Tiered road
Tiered road

The quarry has been the site of several film locations, including a number of scenes in the first season of The Walking Dead.

Wall
Wall

The exposed rock reveals countless textures and patterns, surrounding the water at the bottom with beautiful vertical walls.

Looking up
Looking up

Work on the reservoir is scheduled to commence soon, forever transforming this popular filming location.

Rocks and more rocks
Rocks and more rocks

You can see additional images of the Bellwood Quarry, and find links to further information about it's history and future, in my previous post about The Walking Dead.

Let me know if there are any scenes or locations filmed around Atlanta that you'd like to see covered!

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