Category Archives: Poland

Poland related travel and places

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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Turek


Original playout date: 4 December 2007
Duration: 7:52

A little footage I took in Turek when I visited in the summer to help out my Maltese friend here, Robert, who was interested in a certain clothing factory. You see a little industrial photography here (I take a great deal of this but because of confidentiality it never ends up on youtube of course, but in this case it is absolutely non-sensitive.)

The highlight was the restaurant called Colosseum, worthy of a more populous catchment area than Turek.
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Birds of Poland


Original playout date: 7 November 2007
Duration: 4:30

Poland has a wide variety of birdlife, from white-headed eagles and great bustards down to tiny wrens and colourful golden orioles.
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Teammates having fun in Pułtusk


Original playout date: 28 October 2007
Duration: 13:44

We’re having a day at Pultusk’s Dom Polonia. The match you see is in the vicinity of the castle, the shots from the meal are in the castle itself, and the evening karaoke competition (which I won, BTW, but I didn’t have any memory card left to film it) was in the castle grounds.
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Crusaders’ Castles (“Opanuj Gniew”)


Original playout date: 27 October 2007
Duration: 4:58

When travelling in Northern Poland, you can find some well preserved castles from the period of the Teutonic Knights, especially these two over the Vistula river, which commanded very strategic views and positions.
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Grudziądz – third time lucky?


Original playout date: 27 October 2007
Duration: 13:20

I had made two previous films on Grudziądz, and both of them were roundly criticised by people from or originally from that city. Many of them living a long way from G now. So this time we go for a look at the Spichrze area over the river Vistula.
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Weekend in the Beskid Mountains


Original playout date: 26 October 2007
Duration: 13:15

“We had a little weekend in June away in the southern part of Silesia, in Szczyrk and here you can see glimpses of what we did and what we saw.

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Paul and Cassidy’s Wedding


Original playout date: 25 October 2007
Duration: 14:12

If you’ve always wanted to see what a Polish-American Baptist wedding service looks like in Poland, here’s your chance.
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Warsaw Marathon Part 2


Original playout date: 28 September 2007
Duration: 16:44

At the finishing line
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Warsaw Marathon Part 1/2


Original playout date: 24 September 2007
Duration: 9:09

This is a year before my own attempt at the Marathon. This time I just came to film and watch.
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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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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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