Loralei Gilmore walking in Stars Hollow on Gilmore Girls

Share Your Favorite On-Screen Walking Scenes

Loralei Gilmore walking in Stars Hollow on Gilmore Girls

Loralei Gilmore walking in Stars Hollow on Gilmore Girls

As the mercury dips, my appetite for screen time increases. With the recent release of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix, I decided to go back in time to watch the original series. The first 30 seconds of “Pilot” is the lead character, Loralei Gilmore walking along the Main Street of the fictional town, Stars Hollow. On this street she is joined by dog walkers, a family with a stroller, a skateboarder and cyclist, people sitting on benches, and yes, even a few cars.

Instead of binge watching the next seven seasons of Gilmore Girls, it made me want to hop off the couch and go for a stroll to my local coffee shop. It made me wonder what other walking scenes have caught streets.mn readers’ attention.

Join me in the comments with details of your favorite on-screen walking scenes. If you need some inspiration, check out Bill Lindeke’s classic sidewalks of the silver screen category on his blog Twin Cities Sidewalks. What do you like about them? What lessons can from these scenes can we apply to land-use and transportation issues?

Related: Walk This Way! – a montage of the “follow shot” often used in movies.

Janelle Nivens

About Janelle Nivens

Janelle is an urban explorer who likes to challenge herself to walk long distances (40 miles is her record). She lives in southwest Minneapolis with Scott and their adorable dog Stewie and works at the University of Minnesota. Janelle documents what catches her eye on long walks in hopes of inspiring others to discover hidden gems in their own communities. Walk with her on Instagram, Twitter (@Janellie23), and FitBit.