Thursday, 9 February 2012

hollywood glamour - east london style

Photo shoot location : MC Motors -

Inside : Rooms filled with props run by Castle Gibson   -

Outside storage -

Shoot with News International (The Sun) gets under way with my Airstream Caravanner 

I take the opportunity to look around Dalston -

 Turkish cake shop -

Italian  -

The Rio Cinema below, a gem, I watched Schindler's list here many years ago -

Back inside I notice a prop that I had seen out on location last year -

Feb 12 London

Oct 11 Kent

Saturday, 4 February 2012

carroll county md........

I purchased this Overlander from the original owners up in Ohio where it had peacefully spent the last 55 years. 

Above : The Jones family with their trailer in mid fifties. 

Sadly the transportation to the port went wrong. The transport guy turned out to be operating unlicensed and uninsured, and the trailer got stranded in Carroll county MD.

Above : Trailer in Carroll county MD, awaiting transport to port by a bonafide company

I was having difficulty getting possession of the trailer from the transport guy and had to call in the help of the chief of police in Tanneytown. They sent a couple of officers down and within a 24 hours the trailer was safely moved to opposite the Carroll county Sheriffs office  for safe keeping (see below).

At first I thought the best thing would be to sell the trailer in the states. But  decided to fly over and personally arrange for safe transport to port

Carroll county turns to be have been founded by an Irish guy  Charles (O') Carroll and I was given the VIP treatment -

Above : Dated mattress tag, Sept 1955. 

 Above : nice single bunk layout

By the end of day  one I had trailer loaded on the way to Howard County for an overnight stay before going to port the next morning - 

Below trailer heading out of Carroll and into Howard county -

It happened to be groundhog day, was six more weeks of winter -

So with trailer at port I jumped on the the next flight home to the UK, via a seat at Harrys bar with a very cool Washington Duluth airport terminal -

All in a days work.......

departing to arrive or arriving to depart.........