Well after a murky and rainy afternoon it brighten up a little bit to allow us to go up on to the County Council roof. About twelve of our members gathered at the reception at 7 pm to be escorted up.
The security guy John gave us a little talk before hand on procedures before taking us to the very top in a lift. There are two falcons which nest on the side of the roof each year and are often around, so we had to be very careful as there would be huge fines if a camera lens dropped on one of them lol.
There is a box on a ledge with netting to give them a form of comfort and make them feel it was a cliff edge. There are CCTV cameras covering the area of nesting
we were not sure what falcons ate with the carcasses on the floor but fortunately the falcons were feeding else where and obviously didn’t fancy any of our members lol
Once up at the very top there were views all around Aylesbury.
just below is the Aylesbury railway station
With the Chiltern line leading out to Stoke Mandeville and Wendover, although a better day would be required to see it
to the right a bit is the multi-storey car park which many people use and then get across the covered footbridge into Hale Leys shopping centre
And the covered footbridge over the main road into the centre with Morrison’s beyond
panning to the left we have the Waterside Theatre with Waitrose behind and the canal basin
Further round we have Cambridge Close retail park
And St Mary’s Church, in the distance a wind fan
I believe this building is at the bottom of the high st with the B&Q logo just to the left of the picture
the road leading right goes to Tring road Tesco’s
But no doubts with this one being the Hale Leys shopping centre and car park
and the rest of that car park
Further left we have the town centre with it’s clock tower
a view beyond the Waterside Theatre but clouds are building up fast
but members are trying to make the best of it. Three to beam up Scotty lol
not quite sure of my bearing but think it may be over towards the oxford road as there is a bank of Poplar trees just on the left of it which I believe to be South Court Park
and a better view of the Park
It began to start raining and some of the last shots were taken before the security guy suggested going downstairs
It was a nice hour to get some shots and despite the ambulance waiting below no photographers or even falcons were injured in the making of this blog lol
Thank you to the Council and John our guide for the opportunity.
So in two weeks 16th August it’s Dancer’s end as the location shoot.
Not sure how many strictly come dancing celebrities live there to give it that name.