Category Archives: Poland

Poland related travel and places

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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Original playout date: 9 September 2007
Duration: 1:41

Nice to see this old clip featuring a place I like which isn’t functioning any more and an old friend and colleague Robert Kamela with whom I worked in BDO starting 27 years ago and also in Grupa Strategia. Now he runs his own business in his own town, and I hear that he is doing well.
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Amber Palace

Original playout date: 9 September 2007
Duration: 12:39

“The Amber Palace in Strzekecino, near Koszalin,

and then afterwards driving through the heathland just southeast of Bobolice,

and the cloud formations on the road by Makowarsko.

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Re: Amazing Grace as you’ve never heard it before!

Original playout date: 6 September 2007
Duration: 2:23

It’s a lovely Baptist church wedding in Poland, and we are singing Amazing Grace in Polish.
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Looking at Plants 2/2

Original playout date: 25 August 2007
Duration: 7:33

A lovely gallery, in fact looking back on it I think it is better than I reckoned to it at the time, and of course both Sara and sophie are on this, as indeed is first wife Izabella and Irina.
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Looking at Plants 1 of 2

Original playout date: 10 August 2007
Duration: 11:09

29th July was the date we looked at the Plants in Powsin Botanica Gardens, although it was uploaded a couple of weeks later.
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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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In the Ghetto

Original playout date: 15 July 2007
Duration: 0:38

This is Lucka Street in Warsaw, but you’d have been seriously outta luck if you were living here in the Second World War, as it was the site of the Warsaw Ghetto and Jewish people were held captive in their own heighbourhood, awaiting their fate and the final showdown.
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Wichita Lineman

Original playout date: 14 July 2007
Duration: 2:58

Just a bit of Karaoke whie driving in Poland’s West. This is Wichita Lineman, written by Jimmy Webb and performed originally by Glen Campbell, the epitome of driving music.
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Grudziądz revisited

Original playout date: 30 June 2007
Duration: 17:15

Having been roundly criticised by people from Grudziądz that my earlier film didn’t do justice to the city as I just did it from the car and didn’t show the town centre and the history, I determined to make another Grudziądz film, and in the meantime I had been back during a storm and couldn’t do it but here I finally deliver the goods.
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Huliganov’s “Enser Me My Loff”

Original playout date: 23 June 2007
Duration: 2:40

Being Huli another time and doing Car-aoke once again on the way to Katowice, with the classic “Answer me, my love”
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