When my plane landed in Seattle, Washington, I took it as a good sign that the man sitting across the isle from me was wearing a black suit with a black tie and had his hair slicked back. I didn't see his face for the duration of the trip, so it was easy to imagine that he was Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan). Sitting next to my potential Coop on the plane was perfect beginning to my weekend in the world of Twin Peaks.
Roughly 25 years ago, David Lynch and Mark Frost revolutionized TV. In the three decades since, Twin Peaks has become a cult favorite. What reads on paper like a crime-soap becomes a mysterious and surreal experience on the screen. The style, in which the everyday and the macabre, the American small town idyll and the metaphysical killer BOB, collide in an unusual way. The series, which deals with the mysterious murder of high-school queen Laura Palmer, takes place in the fictional city "Twin Peaks." Locations such as the Double R Diner, the Great Northern Hotel, or the waterfalls are all mainstays of the series. Almost all the sites in the photos below were taken in the Snoqualmie Valley in Washington, the town where the iconic show was filmed.
On the topic of discovering Snoqualmie Valley, Mark Frost once told Entertainment Weekly that, he and Lynch had "literally found the place that [they'd] written [about]." Like the setting of the show, it is a place both wonderful and strange. Here are some photos of the real Twin Peaks.
Appeared in VICE: The Real Twin Peaks is Wonderful and Strange