Friday saw a wee bit of Hollywood glam at the City Chambers with the filming of scenes for Cloud Atlas. Sadly no sighting of Halle Berry.
The film is based on a Booker shortlisted novel featuring a number of stories in different times and places which are all interconnected.
The City Chambers was turned into the Imperial Hotel and the entrance looked very grand indeed.
As you can see 1930's cars and lorries were evident and I did feel for the extras who spend several hours standing around in heavy tweed suits. At least it wasn't raining!
Still there was an air of excitement at meetings in my room through out the day when shouts of "Action" and "Cut" rang out from ther Quad! Participants in meetings just couldn't resist hanging out of the window to see what was going on.
Most impressive was the sequences shot where the floppy haired stunt man - I hope he was the stunt man - climbed out of Planning Convener Jim Lowrie's window, slid down a drain pipe and ran across the canopy of the Chambers entrance.
An image of this is pasted here. He did this three or four times much to the surprise of each meeting and didn't fall once!