Grada Kaštela, the portal that revealed Kaštel Gomilica as a new location for Game of Thrones Season 5, has now released a number of new pictures of the preparation taking place around Kaštilac, and some new information on the filming that will happen there.
Not only are materials being burned to clean the area in preparation, but sets are also being constructed. The most notable addition are some backdrops representing House Lannister and Baratheon, similar to the ones used at the Purple Wedding reception, it seems. The architecture of the surrounding area was being altered with the addition of some archways, stone facades, heavy wooden doors, and clay tile roof awnings.
The preparation is reported to last around 20 more days, with 4-5 days of filming scheduled for the beginning of September. Hundreds of extras will be required for the shoot, as well as a number of ships. Grada Kaštela’s sources tell them that production has asked the local port authority to provide berth for several dozen ships around the area of Kaštilac.
The building features white stone pillars, as well as white and grey brick work. There also appears to be clay roof tiling in the background of the second shot. This would match with the mediterranean feel of Dorne, but could also very well represent Braavos or another location with some additional work. Only time will tell. Filming in Croatia will begin in a few short weeks, but production in Northern Ireland marches on.
Titanic Studios welcomed back some Thrones actors and extras wandering the halls in costume this week:
According to Winter is Coming, a number of extras in Split have been hired as Braavosian sailors and children, so it’s looking very likely that this new location will represent Braavos.
“Game of Thrones” returns to HBO in April 2015.