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Category Archives: Travel and Places

I go to a lot of places, usually for work. I have a “ritual” of filming in them after hours, and some of the series of films I have made, as well as other writings, are in this section. These vlogs will be subcategorized by country and visit.

Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E3 – Bovingdon Royal Oak and Broadfield School Fete


Original YT playout date: 18 July 2008
Duration: 12:12

“We visit the Royal Oak in Bovingdon village by Hemel Hempstead whose decor commemorates the American servicemen who helped Britain win the Second World War, and without whose help it would have been even more difficult than it was to beat Hitler’s forces.

After that we look at a typical English school fete, this time at my old junior school, Broadfield School, which hasn’t changed a bit.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E2 – Arrival in Herts


Original YT playout date: 16 July 2008
Duration: 33:41

You’ll notice I am still using the intro from the earlier Herts Content series, although the numbering is started over, unlike the Turkish one. I basically experimented with various ways of doing it.
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“Volver” Last of the Madrid footage (Huliganov’s Madrid Experience #11/11)


Original YT playout date: 14 July 2008
Duration: 8:06

This is the 11th and final part of the Madrid series, showing a bit of the nightlife that goes on on the streets of Madrid, Plaza de Santa Ana.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E1 – Journey Over to Herts


Original YT playout date: 12 July 2008
Duration: 25:34

Ironically this is being uploaded on a day (6th May 2019) when I am making a similar journey from the UK to Poland in the reverse direction. Already for several years Stryków is less significant, as the motorways go right through now. Still, nice trip down memory’s country rther too narrow lanes.

It’s a second series of Uncle Davey’s Herts Content. This time we go there by car, unlike last time in the plane. Here we see Strykow in the days when the motorway didn’t go all the way to Warsaw.
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Still in Madrid Royal Gardens (Huliganov’s Madrid Experience #10/11)


Original YT playout date: 26 June 2008
Duration: 14:48

A continuation of the last film, this is part ten of eleven in this series of Madrid films. Here we have some plants that only grow in Spain and also some fine roses.
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Huliganov’s Venice Experience #5/5 – In St Marco’s Square


Original YT playout date: 22 June 2008
Duration: 18:30

This vies with one or two others for the title of personal favorite of my travel videos. You’ll see why.
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The Rickshaw Rant


Original YT playout date: 22 June 2008
Duration: 58:14

This video   h a s   i t   a l l !

Well, so it should, bearing in mind it lasts nearly an hour! Still, I would be very pleased if my dear listeners would sit back and just enjoy the show. Get a coffee!

Here’s some of what awaits you:

* Relaxing scenes from Warsaw’s Szczesliwicki park

* One of the rantiest impromptu rants I ever did.

* A unique ride through the park and Ochota in Warsaw’s (I believe) only family rickshaw. (There are a handful of commercial rickshaws in Lazienkowski Park for tourists, but I never saw them elsewhere, and only for hire, whereas mine isn’t)

* Creative use of the new annotations function, including lyrics to some of the background music and supplementary info. These annotations can and will be added to during the active life of the video.

* And to cap it all a couple of interesting pieces of incidental music in the background which I made a few years ago, and have been meaning to incorporate for some time.

Enjoy!

BTW For people in Poland wanting to get a rickshaw like mine, the place to go is

http://www.riksza.pl

If there is any interest in founding a rickshaw society for Poland or an international one, anywhere on the interenet, let me know. It seems the natural answer to the fuel crisis, but we need to lobby cities for wider paved areas, and for the space between bollards which prevent car access still to be broadly spaced enough to allow rickshaw access. Also they don’t go up kerbs very well, so kerbs need to be smoothed off at road crossings.

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Royal Botanical Gardens, Madrid (Huliganov’s Madrid Experience #9/11)


Original YT playout date: 21 June 2008
Duration: 18:17

This is pretty much what it says on the tin. If you like plants, you’ll love this. The only problem is, not may people watch botanical videos unless Alan Titchmarsh or Charlie Dimmock are doing them. Still, in the end, I always remember what my chief in the old TV station said; “you don’t make television for yourself” – thankfully, this ain’t television, this is youtube, and my rule is simple: if I like something, I do it anyway!

So watch out, Alan and Charlie! Victor Huliganov may not be on the war path, but he’s certainly going up the garden path, and while his puns are pathological, at least they’re not pathetic. Mostly.
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Huliganov’s Venice Experience #4/5 – Day in Venice


Original YT playout date: 20 June 2008
Duration: 25:47

This was our full day in Venice, featuring quite a bit of time on canals and in the lagoon, as well as tremendous looks at the unique architecture and atmosphere of this classic location.

Fans of the Three Tenors are in for a big treat in the gallery section…
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Did Jacinda Ardern react appropriately? (Thursday poll)


 

Jacinda Ardern, making two “khamsah” signs with her hands, one turned to the crowd, the other pressed to her chest.

Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, found herself in the limelight in the wake of the murder of 50 Muslims in two Christchurch mosques two weeks ago.

Among her reactions were:

– a refusal to stay the name of the lone-wolf psychopath white supremacist Tarrant who committed these acts and filmed himself doing it. In doing so she went against the advice of Dumbledore to Harry Potter not to be afriad to name Voldemort, as failing to be willing to say the name of evil gives it more power. “Fear of the name increases fear of the thing itself” is the relevant quote, which will enable anyone wishing to to research this farther to Google for more info.

– an insistence on calling him a “terrorist”. This graces a criminal psycho with being “another man’s freedom fighter”.  The man was simply a nutjob whackjob. Don’t make a martyr out of him.

–  Curtailing civil liberties to buy guns. It would have been sufficient to enable NZ citizens who had local driving licences and a background check to buy them, to avert this happening. The slow reaction time of the police shows that a larger amount of gun carrying by the NZ community rather than less availibility might have saved lives. Villains will always get guns. Rogue state operatives, and operatives of rogue states will always get guns.

– Asking women to wear the symbol of submission, whereby in Islam they admit that they are less than men and are only worth half of what a man is worth, as their scripture says. In doing so, Arden also played to the crowd and made significant hand signs in her hijab, namely the Khamsah sign, or “Hand of Fatima” associated with Fatima the mother of Mohammed, Mary the Mother of Jesus, Diana, Isis and Tanit, all the way back to Ishtar in Sumeria, hence it is also known as “the hand of the Goddess” and it was banned in the Holy Roman Empire by Emperor Charles IV.  Not content to make it with one hand, Jacinda (named for one of the breastplate materials in Revelation 9:17, of the horses that issued fire, smoke and brimstone from their mouths), makes it with both, and places one towards the crowd and the other on her OWN  CHEST as if to say I am your Goddess, I am your Protector.

She has successfully managed to make the murder of 50 Muslims all about her in twhat must be the most disgusting hijacking of a tragedy by a left-wing politician to occur this century so far.

She failed, however, to wear clogs in solidarity with the victims of the Utrecht shooting by a muslim some days later, or to say anything about it. When one of the Mosque Leaders in Christchurch in the last two weeks was recorded in public blaming the Jewish business owners and the Mossad for Tarrant, she had nothing to say about it and nobody came to that imam’s house investigating him for hate speech.

Now I made it fairly clear what I think about her. What about you, the gentle reader. Will you be more charitable towards this rictus bearing harbinger of cultural suicide?

As ever, comments are encouraged below.  Please also vote in our other polls, which are all in the “polls” section of the navigation in the right hand panel.

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