It wasn’t a good start of the weekend. My street was full of signs like this one:
On Friday afternoon huge lorries started to park everywhere. Long traffic jams started to build up and I was wondering what was going on.
It dawned on me on Saturday morning when I understood that the latest James Bond movie, “Skyfall”, was literally being shot on my doorstep! How exciting!
The crew wasn’t allowed to say anything but what they were shooting was pretty easy to guess…
Can you see? It says "Skyfall"
I was very impressed with the amount of preparation. Two huge buses were apparently being used as a canteen.
There were lots of cars on Millbank, red double-deckers and even black cabs being filmed. A couple of tourists thought that the red bus was a real one and tried to hop on, only to be told that the bus wasn’t going anywhere. It was simply hilarious.
This red bus will not take you anywhere!
I saw Dame Judi Dench (M) with Daniel Craig in a Bentley, and the best shot I managed to take was this one (I promised that they were inside).
Despite the biting cold, I spend a long time walking along the river and if you see someone with a beige coat walking down Millbank when the movie comes out in October, it is me!
James Bond is my favourite British institution. He is a man of few words, you see, and he gets the job done. What is not to love about him? In such instances, you have got to love London!