Going through some old photographs I found these of the Bristol Harbourside circa 1999. The old Bryan Brothers garage was going through demolition and in its place would be new urban housing.
This evening they were filming down on Weston-super-Mare seafront for the Sky series, The Café.
This is a comedy that is shown on Sky.
Funny, touching and a little bit romantic, too, The Café is a brilliant new comedy from director Craig Cash, and co-writers and stars Ralf Little and Michelle Terry. The Café is a sweet sitcom based in Cyril’s in Weston-super-mare. Run by three generations of women, gran Mary, divorcee Carol and daughter Sarah (played by Michelle Terry who co-wrote The Café with Ralf Little), Cyril’s sees all sorts on the seaside front, from gobby hairdressers to living statue Kieran. Meanwhile Sarah meets up with old sweetheart, Richard (Ralf) who has hopes of re-kindling their romance.
Of course there is no real Cyril’s, it’s a fabrication, just a set, but they do film in Weston-super-Mare.
Apart from the awful rain coming down, which I guess they weren’t expecting, if they planned to film in July, what they did have was a high tide…
You could actually see the sea in Weston-super-Mare (aka by the sea).
Normally, because of the extremely high tidal range, you rarely see the sea all the way up the beach. The pier is usually never “in” the water and all you can see is sand and mud.
Now you know that it can be done in real life!
See an engine restored from start to finish.
For the last few years there has been an exhibition of sand sculptures on the beach at Weston-super-Mare. To call them sandcastles is a bit of a misnomer as these are truly remarkable sculptures and the artists have spent hours and days carving the compacted sand.
We have been most years and I bring my camera to capture the sculptures, here are some photographs of this year’s carvings.
See more photographs of sand sculptures on my Flickr set.
Sometimes you may need a comma or two.
Portal game brought to life….
Via Gia and The Verge
We have a teaser for the next James Bond film that will be released in November.
Looks like it will be a good action film that matches the two previous outings with Daniel Craig.
Is it Bond though?
One way of looking at these films is as a reboot and the films are exploring the journey that turns Bond into Bond.