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Category Archives: Germany

German travelogues, and other Germany related stuff…

Visiting Old Friends in Fuerstenwalde


Original playout date: 30 January 2008
Duration: 5:24

My wife had been asking for some time to be taken to see her old friend also called Lena from Belarus and I gave in in the end. In time for her to meet before the cancer which was eating her finally took her some months later, tragically.
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Stuttgart


Original playout date: 17 December 2007
Duration: 17:15

Christopher and Kasia once again in the third in a trio of Baden-Wurttemberg cities.
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Holiday in Alsace #12/12 – The journey home


Original playout date: 8 December 2007
Duration: 13:17

Yes, we’ve reached the 12th and final part of the Alsace holiday saga, and I hope that you enjoy the road trip shots, the rare photo of my wife as a 19 year old, the impromptu Borat impersonation and the music of the UK Mr Big (NB not the same as the US group of the same name) and the full version of the song which has started each episode of this series, namely “Ne me quitte pas” by Brel, a song that launched many translations such as Shirley Bassey’s “if you go away” in the 1950s but none of them come in my opinion anywhere near the original, which must be in the top ten French language songs of all time.
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YouTubing in Tubingen


Original playout date: 18 November 2007
Duration: 12:10

Second film in a trio of Baden-Wuerttemberg cities. A group of us went from Reutlingen to Tubingen, a fine old university city and a must for youtube participants with a penchant for puns.
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Reutlingen


Original playout date: 7 November 2007
Duration: 16:04

“The first in a trio of German cities taken on a recent excursion to the Baden-Wuerttemburg part of Germany. Coming up are Tuebingen and Stuttgart.

The earlier parts of the film are night shots, but if you don’t like night footage stick to it anyway, it gets on to day footage after a few minutes.

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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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Alsace Series #1


Original playout date: 26 July 2007
Duration: 6:56

Developing the idea of “series” from trips, here is the first in another series, namely the Alsace family holiday we had in 2007 mmeeting my parents over at their friends’ place in Alsace. In this first film we see where we spend the first night in Legnica. The second day we crossed Germany and saw among other things a crop fire.
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7/7/7 Berlin – a meet-up of pioneering YouTubers in Germany


Original playout date: 9 July 2007
Duration: 14:14

Każdy z nas powinien dotrzeć tam, do Berlinu, on the 7th of July in 2007, that special date, we had a YouTube programme owners’ gathering in Berlin. This was the first and only time that I went to one as in these days it was still a community and not stolen back off us by corporations by the famous “don’t do evil, that’s our monopoly” Google.
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Count von Weytzentrenner’s Oktoberfest appeal to North Korea


Playout date: 7 October 2006
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: WMM
Location: Home
Other people featured: My wife
Genre: Comedy
Music used: A little “Lano Moje” in the intro
Languages used: English, German
Animals featured: None

Oktoberfest is, for Germans, one of the most important dates in the Christian calendar, but while drinking copious amounts of alcohol and swaying from side to side, spare a thought for the North Koreans, and  their leader King John the second, who needs to give up his weapons testing. Count Sproey von Weytzentrenner has no truck with Communists, and is sure that King John of Korea feels likewise, and sings him “Born Free” in a hamster’s voice, accompanied on the beerstein.

Watching this I can’t help feeling a lot of reminiscence as it was only 5 years ago but still my wife was able to walk freely around the home without crutches. How fine she looks in this video.

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