Hot Cuppa Pix! Inside 'Amazing Race' HQ

Today's cuppa: diner coffee with great conversation

A few weeks ago, I cruised by the headquarters of CBS' multiple-Emmy-award winning (including this year) Sunday-night reality/adventure show "The Amazing Race," which is tucked anonymously among corporate office towers not far from LAX.

After an interview for a story pegged to the show's premiere, executive producer Bertrand Van Munster led a tour of the office, during which I took lots of pix of the equipment and show props tucked in here and there all over the open space. Here's a sampling:

Van Munster and the Travelocity gnome...

Thumbnail image for Amazing_Race_HQ_VanMunster_Travelocity_Gnome_Headphonesjpg.jpgMore gnomes ...

Thumbnail image for Amazing_Race_HQ_Travelocity_Gnomes.jpgA costume ...

Amazing_Race_HQ_props_costume.jpgA wooden bicycle ...

Amazing_Race_HQ_props_woodenbike.jpgA idol guy near the kitchen ...

Amazing_Race_HQ_statueandkitchen.jpgVan Munster and two of his favorite things ...

Amazing_Race_HQ_VanMunster_Emmys.jpgThe super-secret room where the whole thing is planned ...

Amazing_Race_HQ_SecretWarRoom.jpgA prop puzzle ...

Amazing_Race_HQ_props_puzzle_Arabic_.jpgAnd my perennial favorite -- the target moose (as of yet not used in the show, since it's so darned heavy) &, to the moose's right, a DaVinci inspired contraption whose purpose I can't remember ...

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