Category Archives: Northern Poland

Unforgettable Gdansk


Original playout date: 25 January 2008
Duration: 12:22

Dedicated go my radio mate Joe Becker, who will start to feature shortly on this channel when the radio parts get going, here is a visit to Gdansk, where he lived while in Poland.
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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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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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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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Masis


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,
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East=16.158657

and then afterwards driving through the heathland just southeast of Bobolice,
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and the cloud formations on the road by Makowarsko.
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East=17.81167

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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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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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Wanna go to Wąbrzeżno?


Playout date: 7 June 2007
Duration: 9:33

Another look at a town in my beloved Northern part of Poland. At the time I felt that a lot of time had elapsed between taking the footage and uploading it as the difference was two months, down to the busy period, and maybe that’s where the current backlog started but right now I am in 2018 looking still at footage from 2013 and only just uploading it. Which is the main reason I stopped taking current footage. When I do get back to it, there will be a chance I hope to show how much change has taken place in the intervening years as Poland changes very quickly
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