Category Archives: Uncle Davey's Warsaw

The City I call home. (Unlike Hemel Hempstead, which is the Town I also call home)

Windows on Warsaw #2


Original YT playout date: 10 January 2009
Duration: 1:59

The view from the Elektrim building and then later from the Luxmed building, accompanied by a cacaphonous collage of music underscoring the discordant mix of styles of architecture in Warsaw…
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Warsaw Night Ride


Original YT playout date: 9 January 2009
Duration: 34:59

Taking in Rembertow, Stara Milosna, Trakt Brzeski, Most Siekierkowski, ul. Wilanowska, and other nocturnal highlights. This with the usual lengthy running commentary.
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Ice Rink Opening in Ochota


Original YT playout date: 3 January 2009
Duration: 13:41

Back on November 16th, it was time to open the open-air ice rink. Our local neighbourhood rink was the first to be declared open in Warsaw. You can see what a fun time was had by all.
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Rising Artists in Warsaw


Original YT playout date: 2 January 2009
Duration: 1:04:45

The original title of this video was going to be Vernisage. You can still see that at the beginning.

I took Sophie, who seems to have something of an artist’s eye, to this exhibition of work made by an association of rising artists in Warsaw.

In these days where shares and investment schemes are a joke, where even real estate is down 30% or more, what are you going to invest in? Gold? They’re making it right now in the Hadron collider! (You didn’t think they switched it off for six months after a single day’s work after spending all that money did you? It’s not for nothing they tucked it discreetly underneath the main banking capital of the world in Switzerland!) You are left – apart from the hopefully obvious one of storing up treasure in heaven – with workable investments in know-how, education and technology, production assets for the food supply chain and media, and with art investments.

The really rich have always invested in fine art, and you can do the same. Of the dozen or so rising artists shown here, the chances are good that one or more of them could rise to become the future Dalis, Picassos, Rembrandts. The paltry prices looked for today by these artists for their works could pay back in years to come hundreds of times over.

The chances are a good deal higher than for premium bonds or lottery tickets, and you get to use your own taste to pick and back tomorrow’s treasures, unlike the automated processes determining prizes in lotteries or the fallible, impersonal checks and balances of the financial investment system.

On top of which, of course, you get the art beautifying your living and working environment, giving aesthetic value day by day as it accrues financial value also.

I can either buy for you from the artists and arrange transport or secure storage, or you can buy from them direct, as I have no need to earn commissions and handling fees from anyone for this (although I’m also not going to turn my nose up at them either in this day and age) and you will see in the film contact details for most of the artists.
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OSiR, nauka plywania, swimming lessons


Original YT playout date: 19 December 2008
Duration: 3:43

Here is a view of the OSIR or “Osrodek Sportu i Rekreakcji” at Ochota, a nice part of Warsaw, Poland, and the area where I live. Here we see a swimming lesson in progress.
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Uncle Davey’s Warsaw #2 – Ochota


 

Original YT playout date: 5 December 2008
Duration: 35:02

So, in this second part in a series of occasional films about the city I live in, we take the camera for a walk through Ochota and up to the centre via the old Ghetto.
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Thomas P. Jamieson III reporting from Warsah, Poh-layund


Original YT playout date: 30 November 2008
Duration: 3:56

Our very own redneck reactionary Thomas P. Jamieson III finds a few things to talk about in the Ujazdowski area of Warsaw.
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The Wars of the Warsaw Mafias


Original YT playout date: 12 October 2008
Duration: 5:30

Using the Creative Vado discrete small size, I was able to risk snatching some covert footage of an altercation in Ochota. A “debt collecting” team from one organisation making a subtle but very meaningful statement outside the home of another prominent organization member. Thankfully on this occasion the violence did not get out of hand…
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Uncle Davey’s Big Marathon Failure


Original YT playout date: 4 October 2008
Duration: 40:24

This was quite a milestone ack then in 2008, just over eleven years ago. I got down to my lowest weight, 116 Kgs, and was able to get 8 kms into the Waraw Marathon before being carted off.
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Warsaw Storm


Original YT playout date: 26 September 2008
Duration: 18:57

The storm clouds gather over my home. What do I do? Go up to the twelfth floor, and take some footage, that’s what!
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Uncle Davey’s Warsaw #1 – The Ujazdowski Palace


Original YT playout date: 29 August 2008
Duration: 33:11

At the time I wrote “First in a series of my favorite parts of the city in which I live. Hopefully this series will drive mass tourism to the city.”
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Pilgrimage!


 

Original YT playout date: 8 August 2008
Duration: 1:01:09

An account from the first day of the second army of pilgrims from Warsaw heading out for the shrine of the Black Madonna, on the annual footsore migration of hundreds of thousands of people over a route of well over 200 km, many (such as Lord Moggy of lordmoggy channel featured here) subsisting on mere bread and water for nine days in their quest for fellowship and blessing.

I make a few comments about what I witnessed form a Protestant perspective, but I do mean the remarks in a kindly way, as at the end of the day atheists and islamists need to see Christians standing up and being counted, which is what these people are doing.

Also features in one part an attempt at Chaucer’s famous opening to the Canterbury Tales in the original Middle English. Some of my older viewers can tell me whether I got the pronunciation right or not.

I am actual posting it here on Huliganov.TV during pilgrimage time 11 years later. It goes to show that precisely 11 years ago I got down to below 120 kgs and right now I have a good chance of repeating that, having eaveraged 10 or more kgs more in the interim, sometimes even 20 kgs more.

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Location: On the route out of Warsaw towards Krakow
Other people featured: Adam, Lord Moggy
Genre: Reportage
Music used: Ambient
Languages used: English, Polish
Animals/plants featured: None
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