Category Archives: Northern Poland

Cold Train


Original YT playout date: 8 February 2010
Duration: 7:22

The train from Gdansk to Warsaw crosses the floodplain of the Vistula between Tczew and Malbork.
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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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A view of Gdansk – Oliwa


Original YT playout date: 3 May 2009
Duration: 25:53

“Are we human?” asks the well-known popular song, “…or are we Gdanskers?” In this video we see the human geography and the natural beauty blend perfectly in this overview of Gdansk Oliwa from the old German army watchtower point, and then wandering around the Oliwa Park, and finally walking it (7 kms) to the shore of the Baltic Sea. At the end you can see some shots from a wonderful Mexican restaurant I ended up in. The food was tremendous, the decor and service impeccable, so I can definitely recommend that.
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Krotoszyn


 

Original YT playout date: 21 March 2009
Duration: 1:17

If I remember rightly this is particularly dire, but for the sake of completeness and not having much else ready to upload, I’ll do it…
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Gdansk Zoo


Original YT playout date: 25 January 2009
Duration: 1:09:05

A winter visit to Gdansk Zoo. Visiting zoos in winter has some advantages as well as disadvantages. Some of the animals are sheltering out of view, but you have more space and resources to yourself and fewer interruptions for filming.
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Ride from the North in the Cold


Original YT playout date: 22 January 2009
Duration: Such a pity the Tokaj is not there any more!

A return from Gdansk in -16 to -18 centigrade. The Tokaj motel is strongly recommended. The air was very crisp today and thanks to Piotr for good driving.
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Road Trip to Dadaj


Original YT playout date: 23 December 2008
Duration: 58:27

We drive in the company of Lord Moggy, Alan Heath and Marysia to a summer camp in Dadaj, seeing the roads of northern Poland on the way. When Alan is around, the conversation always flows, so enjoy!
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Pomeranian Interlude


Original YT playout date: 19 December 2008
Duration: 10:47

Here’s the rest of the Pomeranian footage that you saw something of in the Walcz video recently, this time off the Vado. The fine meal we had in great company in the Hunting Palace hotel in Świdwin. I can tell you that Pomerania is a fine part of the world. I always like going there.
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Take This Walcz


Original YT playout date: 13 December 2008
Duration: 33:50

Walcz (pronounced “vouch”) is the name of a pleasant Pomeranian town derived from the Kashubian word Wolcz and once called Deutsch Krone.

From there, we drive on to observe some more of the idyll that is the golden Polish autumn in the rolling forest roads of Pomerania.

The precise co-ordinates of the lovely woodland restaurant shown here are as follows:

geo:lat=53.422141645164224
geo:lon=16.387996673583984

I definitely recommend it.
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Integration at Piknik 44 part 2/2


 

 

Original YT playout date: 16 November 2008
Duration: 31:04

The second and final part of our team integration exercise in Piknik 44. See inmpressive ropewalking and backwards medecine ball chucking activities and experience llamas and goats up close and personal!
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Integration at Piknik 44 1/2


Original YT playout date: 13 November 2008
Duration: 31:55

Grupa Strategia engages in a teambuilding exercise at a great location. The second of the two parts is even better, so stay tuned for both!
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