This Blog serves as two things: a photo-diary of our lives between 2007 and mid 2011, when we saw some incredible things and met some amazing people; and a reflection of our more normal lives since then.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Sherborne transformed

RIGHT NOW, Fox Searchlight have taken over the centre of our home town, Sherborne, and have transformed it into a set for their latest movie, Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd". The crew have been at work for 2 or 3 days already, and this afternoon the spotlights are being set up. The RVs and caravans for the actors haven't arrived yet - they have parking spaces reserved for tomorrow - but the Horse Crew are already installed, as can be seen by the horse droppings on the street (which Libby thinks were put there as props...). Below, our 900 year old abbey with the 1901 set...


...complete with the turn-of-the-century street fair:


Below, Half Moon Street with the shops being transformed into old fashioned grocers, haberdashers and iron mongers. Brown tape has been put over the modern window frames, and artificial doors are being placed over the modern doors. Before filming starts, all the TV arials will be taken down too...


How exciting. Olly

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