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The Month of Women!


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It is finally March and Skybok is excited to share this video showcasing some special women. Check it out here or on our Instagram and tag a woman special to you!

Blog, Daily Blog

Travel Series: Egypt


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Skybok’s very own, Tami Scripps, visited Egypt and returned with footage to share with YOU! If you wish to travel to Egypt, are intrigued by beautiful views, or just love learning new historical facts- head on over to our instagram or facebook to see our travel series posts. We even have a board on Pinterest! Where do you want to see next?

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10 Facts About The Swan House in Atlanta, Georgia!


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The Swan House Atlanta Georgia

Skybok recently shot “The Swan House” in Atlanta, Georgia – Wow! What a remarkable testiment to history. The Atlanta Historical Society aquired the house in 1966 and has made the experience for visitors exceptionally interactive, with actors portraying the characters who once lived in this iconic home.

Fun Facts About Swan House

  1. The house is an example of a classic 1928 mansion
  2. It was built at the end of the jazz age
  3. It was built by a noted architect, Philip T. Shutze, who designed Swan House and its gardens, as well as many other important buildings in the city of Atlanta
  4. It lies in Atlanta’s “Buckhead” neighbourhood
  5. It is part of the Atlanta History Centre
  6. It was a filming location for “The Hunger Games”
  7. Its original owners Edward and Emily Inman. The Inmans had accumulated wealth from cotton brokerage and investments on transportation, banking and real estate
  8. The house combines Renaissance revival styles with a Classical approach on the main facade
  9. Edward Inman died in 1931, but Emily collected her family into the house and lived there until 1965. The house and grounds were acquired by the Atlanta Historical Society in 1966. See the Atlanta History Center’s website at: http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/
  10. Many of the furnishings are the Inmans’ original furnishings

The Swan House Atlanta Georgia

The Swan House Atlanta Georgia Stairwell 1928

The Swan House Atlanta Georgia

Events

Skybok at the Durban Travel Indaba!


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Skybok Durban Indaba

A fresh hello as we plug in from the Durban ICC, home of the Tourism Indaba – Africa’s Top Travel Show! Skybok has enjoyed 2 full days of trade, networking and touring Durban as part of the media delegation for the convention. We enjoyed meeting the Head of Durban Tourism, Phillip Sithole, and also the CEO of South African Tourism, Thulani NzimaA tour of the Inanda Heritage Route organized for media was most insightful as delegates explored famous spots as part of our country’s history. These included the home of John Dube – founder and first president of the ANC – and the home of Ghandi when he lived in South Africa for 20 years in 1894 and where he founded the Natal Indian Congress to agitate for Indian rights. Today is the last day of the convention and we aim to make the most of it, doing some film work in between discovering dynamic businesses in the trade. See all of our photos from the Indaba here and from the Media Beach Carnival (opening night) here.

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With the CEO of South African Tourism Thulani Nzima
CEO of South African Tourism Thulani Nzima

With Head of Durban Tourism Phillip Sithole (on the left)
Head of Durban Tourism Phillip Sithole (on the left)

Cape Town, Wine Farms

Groot Constantia


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Ok so one of my favourite wine farms of all time is “Groot Constantia Wine Estate“. It’s located in the Constantia Valley in Cape Town, South Africa. I like it so much that I requested it when I shot my Top Billing interview with Janez. – click HERE to read more about that interview and HERE to see the photos from it. What a pleasure shooting Groot Constantia’s official video profile for Skybok. Here’s putting in a word for Grant Newton, its Marketing Director – absolute legend. The entire estate is a national heritage site and fully operational wine farm. The shoot was smooth and the weather was perfect. Did you know that it’s one of Cape Town’s “Big 6″? – Fellow members are Table Mountain, The V&A Waterfront, Robben Island, Kirstenbosch Gardens and Cape Point. It’s won over 36 gold medals over the last 10 years in various wine excellence competitions… Now that’s impressive! Great place to have a function. Watch their video and see what all the fuss is about! For more photos Skybok took on the day, click HERE.