Category Archives: Poland

Warsaw Marathon 2009



Original YT playout date: 3 October 2009
Duration: 1:10:52

I walk a third of the marathon track, with shortcuts, so as to see some of the runners three times over.

Statistics and Credits
Views at the time added to HTV: 738
Likes at the time added to HTV: 1
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 0
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 100.0%
Comments at time added: 10
Total interactions at time added: 11
Total interactions to views 1.5%
Location: Around Warsaw
Other people featured: Many runners
Genre: Walking
Music used: None
Languages used: English, Polish,
Animals/plants featured: None

A Dair(y)ing Feat by two Curdish Separatists




Original YT playout date: 28 September 2009
Duration: 6:38

“Pij mleko! Bedziesz wielki” so says the sign as the two modern day milk bar Tom Cruises go into action wielding bottles and tetrapacks of milk in an impromptu barman’s routine, here in the Real hipermarket lobby in Okecie. The milky bar is on them.

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Rickshaw Ridin’ Vlog


Original YT playout date: 13 September 2009
Duration: 16:16

“The wife and kiddies like nothing better than being driven to the playgrounds in Warsaw’s only pre-war style rickshaw.

Features “”Bozhe khrani svoyikh””, by Zhanna Bichevskaya.

Words by G. Ponomarev.

Here are the chords (per amdm.ru)

Fm Fm+7 Fm7 Fm6
Если терпения нет и сил
Eb Ab F7
Если лукавый лик
Bm Fm
Вспомни, как старец Григорий молил
C F7
Боже, храни Своих
Bm Fm
Вспомни, как старец Григорий молил
C Fm C
Боже, храни Своих

Бога, Христа и пречистую Мать
Взыскивай каждый миг
Если начнут на крестах распинать
Боже, храни Своих

Дар искупительный жертвы Царя
Верой твоей постиг
За катастрофу и от Октября
Боже, храни Своих

В страшном смертельном пленении знай
И повторяй как стих
Верных Христу ожидает рай
Боже, храни Своих

Обворовало народ мой зло
Отняли имя у них
И национальность и дали число
Боже, храни Своих

Нынче у Русских коварный враг
Грабит и жрет за троих
Враг как всегда обратится в прах
Боже, храни Своих

(далее в Gm)

Gm Gm+7 Gm7 Gm6
Русская сила взойдет в зенит
F B G7
С нами архистратиг
Cm Gm
Русь умерщвленную крест воскресит
D G7
Боже, храни Своих
Cm Gm
Русь умерщвленную крест воскресит
D Gm D
Боже, храни Своих

Станет душа как родник чиста
Тайн приобщившись святых
За сохраненную веру Христа
Боже, храни Своих

Тула, Владимир, Курск и Рязань
Сонм городов дорогих
Просятся руки на правую брань
Боже, храни Своих

Если терпения нет и сил
Если лукавый лих
Вспомни, как старец Григорий молил
Боже, храни Своих”
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Inauguration!


Original YT playout date: 12 September 2009
Duration: 11:45

You wanna know what ceremony there is in Poland when kids go to school at the start of a new year? This is the inauguration of a new year of school. I don’t remember any pomp and circumstance like this when I were a lad in England. We didn’t have school songs, school flags, we didn’t sing the national anthem, and take oaths, and swear lifelong allegiance to the country. We did in the scouts of course, but not at school. Maybe we should have. But from my eyes, all this is entirely unfamiliar. Maybe the American viewers will recognise it more. You’ll see Sophie in there enjoying herself with her classmates, and the footage is from about two years ago. (The September 2008 at the beginning should say 2007, but what the heck) I didn’t put it up fresh as I have only just worked out how to get my mini DVs into the computer! (Don’t expect any technical prowess on this channel.) Enjoy. Read the rest of this entry

DTZ View


Original YT playout date: 15 August 2009
Duration: 1:50

Video taken at the close of the inaugural meeting of the Polish Scottish Chamber of Commerce, where I became one of the founder members, but nothing was ever heard of this initiative ever again.
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Classical Music and Food


Original YT playout date: 6 August 2009
Duration: 15:08

Highlights from the last of Richard Berkeley’s Tasty Classic events of 2008-2009 season. If you want to attend one of these events for the creme de la creme brulee of Warsaw’s cultural elite, then let me know and I’ll try to swing you an invite…
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Marine Aquarium at Warsaw Airport


Original YT playout date: 16 July 2009
Duration: 2:32

Just another little fishkeeper video. This is in the Business Shark lounge airside in the new terminal.
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Some scenes from time back in Poland


Original YT playout date: 28 June 2009
Duration: 17:02

In between the Prague vlogs, obviously I am back home in Poland. Here are a few scenes from Poland in May. They are mixed content, and include a further discussion of the goldlist methodology, of weather, and my usual trick of filming what I see, not all of it particularly pleasant, but we are, after all, sharing this planet with the girl who was sitting crying on the kerb next to her own vomit, and with the gentleman who was slapping his bitch near my house, who also got caught on camera. These people we share the planet with, and the scenes are real and not staged, as you can find on many channels on youtube, unfortunately! There is also joy and family pleasure among the grim reality, such as seeing a Portuguese student band in traditional garb in the tram as they were visiting Warsaw, Sophie’s birthday, and treating my wife to a fine meal of sushi. In short this is a mixed bag of everything.
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A demo of the GoldList Method is included.
Includes Sophie’s 9th birthday party.

***Statistics and Credits***
Views at the time added to HTV: 790
Likes at the time added to HTV: 16
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 1
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 94.1%
Comments at time added: 3
Total interactions at time added: 20
Total interactions to views 2.5%
Location: Home in Ochota
Other people featured: Family
Genre: Family, miscellaneous
Music used: Various
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

Family fun in the sun


Original YT playout date: 13 June 2009
Duration: 7:20

It’s more sunny now, and we have a look at the old patio, and a nearby park with a play area that Tanya likes to explore the plants of, and how young Pushkin, the bengal cat who already has his own international feline audience here on YouTube, is getting on.
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A drive along the Vistula reservoir


Original YT playout date: 13 May 2009
Duration: 36:27

Between Wloclawek and Plock the Vistula broadens. We ride the road you can see on the map to the south of this lake. I keep up the usual running commentary.
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Tczewing it over


Original YT playout date: 9 May 2009
Duration: 13:24

“I thought of “”Tczew revisited”” for the title of this, but I already had several other town videos named “”Name-of-town Revisited”” and I can’t go overdoing that just because Brideshead Revisited, that good in parts novel by Evelyn Waugh, has recently hit the silver screen.

So I just had to go and think of another outrageous piece of interlingual wordplay for the title here, but basically what is going on is a look back at Tczew one year on from the old Tczew videos. This was done in a single take, without switching the Vado off even once, and with no cuts at all in postproduction either.

Unfortunately the new gallery which looked so promising on my last visit was nowhere to be seen.”
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Splash! How to dive into a pool


Original YT playout date: 6 May 2009
Duration: 2:01

A diving lesson at Sophie’s swimming class
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