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Skybok Films Sherwood Forest Faire, Texas


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It is the end of winter and the dawning of spring. Birds are singing. Flowers are blooming. The leaves are budding out. And the village and country folk from all around the nearby shires gather in Sherwood Forest for a festive season. Musicians, bards, gypsies, merchants, artisans and chefs all gather under the protection of Robin of Loxley, known as the outlaw Robin Hood, to celebrate Spring, break bread, sing, dance, and give thanks for another rebirth of nature.

Sherwood Forest Faire is a privately-held company run by a small team with the support of hundreds of volunteers who share our vision: to create a beautiful, magical place that is consistent with our six core values:

Authenticity, Community, Escape, Quality, Family, Fun

 

Atlanta, Blog, Daily Blog, Points of Interest

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

Cape Town, Points of Interest

Val De Vie


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Located along Jan van Riebeeck Road, Val de Vie Winelands Lifestyle Estate is located in Paarl just outside Cape Town. Known for their wines, equestrian facilities, polo club, health club and elegant properties, this is a very popular estate about 40 minutes outside of Cape Town. They host many events at the clubhouse and are also famous for having former Olympic swimming champion Ryk Neethling as their marketing director & coach at the swim school.

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Cape Town, Points of Interest

Kirstenbosch Gardens


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The most beautiful garden in Africa, Kirstenbosch National BotanicalGarden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Visit their website here.

Operational Hours

  • Sep-Mar (Summer) Mon-Sun
  • 08h00-19h00
  • Apr-Aug (Winter) Mon-Sun
  • 08h00-18h00
  • Conservatory Mon-Sun
  • 09h00 -17h00

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Cape Town, Hotels

The Bay Hotel


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The Bay final.f4v_snapshot_00.24_[2012.11.14_09.36.07] The Bay Hotel Camps Bay Cape Town Skybok Video Profiling South AfricaLocated along the beachfront in Cape Town, South Africa, The Bay Hotel is one of Cape Town’s top hotels which prides itself on sterling service while offering its guests a wide range of facilities and stunning views.

Renowned as a haven for romantics, leisure is its catchword, from rejuvenating spa treatments to the convenience of a heavenly deli, unique cocktail bar and beachfront café. I personally loved their cigar lounge and bar with its cool atmosphere and breathtaking views.

The Bay final.f4v_snapshot_00.12_[2012.11.14_09.35.57] The Bay Hotel Skybok Video Profiling South AfricaIn fact, it’s a super venue to host functions and parties. You can celebrate these special events at the intimate “Celebration Table” or “Private Deck” overlooking a sapphire sea. They have fully-equipped meeting and events venues which are available to suit every occasion, including the historic “Rotunda” ballroom for glittering parties and flawless weddings.

The Bay Hotel is superbly designed with only 78 rooms and suites offering 5-star luxury in an unsurpassed setting. No less than four hotel pools with expansive sun decks offer superlative views of the Atlantic Ocean and majestic Lion’s Head.

Bars & Pubs, Port Elizabeth

Castros


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If you ask anyone from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, what the longest-running & most popular nightclub is, they’ll probably point to Castros. We filmed their video profile and shot it during a very busy student night – great! Enjoy!

Bars & Pubs

For The Love of Wine


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We shot at a stunning wine bar in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It sits along the famous “Stanley Street” strip in Richmond Hill. They offer all sorts of wines and platters. Here is their video profile!

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Corporates, Events

OMG UK


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We shot this corporate video for the “Oh My Gosh!” Group launching in the UK. It was a pleasure doing business with them. We got some great crowd shots for the video as they were holding an event that evening, and we also got some nice interviews with prominent local faces. Enjoy!