Holiday in Alsace #6 – Schwarzwald – The Black Forest

Original playout date: 14 September 2007
Duration: 14:18

One advantage of holidaying in Alsace is that you don’t only have the Vosges mountains of France to visit, but also just across the river Rhein is Germany and the Black Forest, so we took a day trip there.

Black Forest gateau, did we manage to find it? Watch to find out…
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Berlin evening with friends

Original playout date: 14 September 2007
Duration: 15:01

After the 7/7/07 meeting, which was shown on an earlier video (I’ll make this a video response to that one) we went back to our friends from Berlin who had invited us to stay and they showed us – and via camera you the viewers – around the much changed and ever interesting city of Berlin by road.

This probably has one of the highest number of languages in it as we are speaking English, German and Russian and then there is Schuberts Heidenroeslein in Japanese, selected as this is a song the German version of which is a party piece sometimes delivered by our dear friend Dr Peter Heinemann, featured here, when in the right mood.
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Huliganov rants on keyboard hygiene and sushi bars

Original playout date: 14 September 2007
Duration: 13:21

It mentions but as you will know by being here, in the end I opted to develop more on Huliganov.TV as it is a bit like a TV channel with the preponderance of video that is on here.

Huli has a word or too for those concerned with the current Russian miltary build-up.
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Good fellers?

Original playout date: 11 September 2007
Duration: 3:28

Tree felling going on in a Warsaw park. I can’t get in to work, but at least I can make the best of the situation by making a short film recording my thoughts on the subject.
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Choosing a Bengal Cat これは 猫です

Original playout date: 10 September 2007
Duration: 11:43

A collection of fine thoroughbred Bengals. We decided in the end for Pushkin, the marbled brown four month kitten you see in the frame at 10:40, and reserved him, but I am still hoping for comments and advice from bengal cat cognoscenti. Two weeks later Pushkin came to our home and 10 and a half years later he is still here enjoying himself. I have added a category under family members for Pushkin and this is the first one as it’s the first time he ever appeared on a film, as this is where we meet him for the first time, the guy who sleeps on our bed every night.
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Re: Sushi Conveyor – chicken’s version

Original playout date: 9 September 2007
Duration: 0:46

This is another “response video” from he time when YouTube had a functionality to make responses by videos and develop a whole video conversation, which was a great idea but didn’t last. The origial sushi conveyor has someone putting their camera on the sushi boat and letting it go around filming people from the viewpoint of a sushi dish waiting to be selected. It was an origina and quite acclaimed piece at the time and several people did the same as a response as invited to do. but mine was a chicken’s version, as I was afraid of getting a quite valuable camera wet.

Admittedly the original was on rollers and not a water channel with very light boats as this one has.
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Original playout date: 9 September 2007
Duration: 1:41

Nice to see this old clip featuring a place I like which isn’t functioning any more and an old friend and colleague Robert Kamela with whom I worked in BDO starting 27 years ago and also in Grupa Strategia. Now he runs his own business in his own town, and I hear that he is doing well.
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Amber Palace

Original playout date: 9 September 2007
Duration: 12:39

“The Amber Palace in Strzekecino, near Koszalin,

and then afterwards driving through the heathland just southeast of Bobolice,

and the cloud formations on the road by Makowarsko.

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Top of the World – For Elena on 8th March

Original playout date: 26 August 2007
Duration: 3:01

I sing the Carpenters’ classic. This technique of fading photos in and out is not as easy as it looks on Windows Movie Maker, and this is the first time I’ve used the technique.
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Re: Amazing Grace as you’ve never heard it before!

Original playout date: 6 September 2007
Duration: 2:23

It’s a lovely Baptist church wedding in Poland, and we are singing Amazing Grace in Polish.
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Alsace Holiday #5 – At a Courtepaille with Family and Friends

Original playout date: 2 September 2007
Duration: 9:03

The Courtepaille near Colmar airport is the location for the fifth part of our holiday in Alsace series.

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Schoenster Herr Jesu!

Original playout date: 26 August 2007
Duration: 3:57

It’s very fortuitous that I should be uploading this right now. It happens to fall on a Sunday in my programming and was also originally made on a Sunday and is just the right thing for a Sunday, but all this would be but a minor coincidence. A far greater coincidence is that I had found my old Evangelisches Kirchengesangbuch which was given to me by Detlef and Margot Loehde from the Selbstaendig Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Hannover who I also knew during the six months I spent in Germany as a brand new Christian 35 years ago in 1983
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