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.

Windows on Warsaw #2


Original YT playout date: 10 January 2009
Duration: 1:59

The view from the Elektrim building and then later from the Luxmed building, accompanied by a cacaphonous collage of music underscoring the discordant mix of styles of architecture in Warsaw…
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Warsaw Night Ride


Original YT playout date: 9 January 2009
Duration: 34:59

Taking in Rembertow, Stara Milosna, Trakt Brzeski, Most Siekierkowski, ul. Wilanowska, and other nocturnal highlights. This with the usual lengthy running commentary.
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Ice Rink Opening in Ochota


Original YT playout date: 3 January 2009
Duration: 13:41

Back on November 16th, it was time to open the open-air ice rink. Our local neighbourhood rink was the first to be declared open in Warsaw. You can see what a fun time was had by all.
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Rising Artists in Warsaw


Original YT playout date: 2 January 2009
Duration: 1:04:45

The original title of this video was going to be Vernisage. You can still see that at the beginning.

I took Sophie, who seems to have something of an artist’s eye, to this exhibition of work made by an association of rising artists in Warsaw.

In these days where shares and investment schemes are a joke, where even real estate is down 30% or more, what are you going to invest in? Gold? They’re making it right now in the Hadron collider! (You didn’t think they switched it off for six months after a single day’s work after spending all that money did you? It’s not for nothing they tucked it discreetly underneath the main banking capital of the world in Switzerland!) You are left – apart from the hopefully obvious one of storing up treasure in heaven – with workable investments in know-how, education and technology, production assets for the food supply chain and media, and with art investments.

The really rich have always invested in fine art, and you can do the same. Of the dozen or so rising artists shown here, the chances are good that one or more of them could rise to become the future Dalis, Picassos, Rembrandts. The paltry prices looked for today by these artists for their works could pay back in years to come hundreds of times over.

The chances are a good deal higher than for premium bonds or lottery tickets, and you get to use your own taste to pick and back tomorrow’s treasures, unlike the automated processes determining prizes in lotteries or the fallible, impersonal checks and balances of the financial investment system.

On top of which, of course, you get the art beautifying your living and working environment, giving aesthetic value day by day as it accrues financial value also.

I can either buy for you from the artists and arrange transport or secure storage, or you can buy from them direct, as I have no need to earn commissions and handling fees from anyone for this (although I’m also not going to turn my nose up at them either in this day and age) and you will see in the film contact details for most of the artists.
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Wrap-up (Huliganov’s Moscow #7/7)


Original YT playout date: 25 December 2008
Duration: 17:10

This wraps up this series of Huliganov’s Moscow. We see the brand new train connection to Sheremetievo airport, as well as have a chat with the driver of the famous restaurant tram in Chistye Prudy.
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Road Trip to Dadaj


Original YT playout date: 23 December 2008
Duration: 58:27

We drive in the company of Lord Moggy, Alan Heath and Marysia to a summer camp in Dadaj, seeing the roads of northern Poland on the way. When Alan is around, the conversation always flows, so enjoy!
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Sokolniki (Huliganov’s Moscow#6/7)


Original YT playout date: 21 December 2008
Duration: 20:44

A quick look at the place I used to live in Moscow, and supper with my friend Artem from TV7.
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Burnham Beeches Hotel (Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E 17/18)


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Original YT playout date: 21 December 2008
Duration: 16:30

Part seventeen was actually put up after eighteen, beat that!
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Silesian Interlude


Original YT playout date: 21 December 2008
Duration: 11:55

The day after the Qubus Hotel video. Featuring the havoc wreaked by the tornado in August this year.
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Kings Langley (Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E 18/18)


Original YT playout date: 20 December 2008
Duration: 1:02:04

I have uploaded this out of the playlist order by accident. I thought I was uploading the last Not The Tommy Boyd Show. Hence you hear me saying this is my last UK one, but there still is one more UK one.
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Pomeranian Interlude


Original YT playout date: 19 December 2008
Duration: 10:47

Here’s the rest of the Pomeranian footage that you saw something of in the Walcz video recently, this time off the Vado. The fine meal we had in great company in the Hunting Palace hotel in Świdwin. I can tell you that Pomerania is a fine part of the world. I always like going there.
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OSiR, nauka plywania, swimming lessons


Original YT playout date: 19 December 2008
Duration: 3:43

Here is a view of the OSIR or “Osrodek Sportu i Rekreakcji” at Ochota, a nice part of Warsaw, Poland, and the area where I live. Here we see a swimming lesson in progress.
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