Category Archives: Work related

Office Aquarium


Original YT playout date: 16 April 2009
Duration: 6:08

A little look at my fishes, the collection as per 2009, that is. None of these are with me now in 2020, although I do have some that are 7 years old or so. The offspring of the Ancistrus might be still in the tank, but I took Ancistrus at different times so it is hard to say on that one. You’ll recognise some if not all of them from earlier videos.
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Only a Winter’s Tail


Original YT playout date: 15 April 2009
Duration: 10:06

The title will set all the music robots springing into action to see if I’ve “stolen” the David Essex song, but I assure you it’s not in there. This is in fact the tail end of a Warsaw winter. With me musing in the falling snow about a couple of subjects and in that way utilising a short walk to keep in company with you!
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Leaving Ukraine (Ukraine series #10/10)


Original YT playout date: 5 April 2009
Duration: 19:43

We had pleasant weather for most of our Ukraine visit, but the drive back was a bit tougher, with snow, which is what you should expect in January in this part of the world.
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Eurohotel, Lvov and the “Ancient Village” Restaurant (Ukraine series #9/10)


Original YT playout date: 4 April 2009
Duration: 21:20

Last night in the Ukraine, at least in this series. The “ancient village” was a real treat.
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Ukrainian TV in the Grand Hotel (Ukraine Series #8/10)


Original YT playout date: 2 April 2009
Duration: 17:51

Just for once a look at what there is on TV in a different country. This doesn’t work very well, actually, but I thought I’d upload it for completeness’ sake.
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Evening in the Old Town of Lviv (Ukraine series #7/10)


Original YT playout date: 1 April 2009
Duration: 20:41

We see the delights of one of the fine galleries around the market square and eat in a fine Lviv restaurant offering cuisine from the various nations that have affected Lviv’s history.
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“Steppe” ing out of Town (Ukraine series #5/10)


Original YT playout date: 30 March 2009
Duration: 13:55

We leave Lviv for the day to travel towards the heartland of the rural area of West Ukraine.
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I love the night Lviv! (Ukraine series #4/10)


Original YT playout date: 27 March 2009
Duration: 15:07

Lviv at night – the drive to Cupola restaurant, the meal, the walk back by one of the oldest Universities in the world and the old world opulence of the accommodation at the Grand Hotel
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Driving in the Heart of Lviv (Ukraine series #3/10)


Original YT playout date: 26 March 2009
Duration: 20:40

We are escorted through the back passages of this once leading East European city, and can marvel at the glorious past of the place still shining through, despite its secondary position today.
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Entering Leopolis – the City of Lions (Ukraine Series #2/10)


Original YT playout date: 25 March 2009
Duration: 31:37

In the second part of my Ukrainian series you’ll see one of what for me is one of the more interesting films, where we drive my car into Lwow, western Ukraine. The last 16 kms of the journey into Lwow is unbroken footage, showing the foothills of the Carpathians or Roztochia, and the uglyish northern suburbs to the fine city.
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Driving to the Ukraine (Ukraine series #1/10)


Original YT playout date: 22 March 2009
Duration: 30:09

This is part one of the Ukraine series – the only Ukrainian series I’ve made so far as I haven’t been for 10 years and I did not use to take footage in those days – many good business trips went to waste! We have a meal in Krasnystaw, stay the night in Tomaszow Lubelski, cross as Hrybenne and go via Rava Rus’ka towards Lviv
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750th Video: Lech Wałęsa and Lech Balcerowicz – 20 years of Polish Freedom


Original YT playout date: 12 March 2009
Duration: 41:59

Warsaw Voice selected these two amazing people as joint winners of the chair of the two decades of Polish freedom, and 20 years also of the Warsaw Voice. This is the premier English language weekly in Poland. Lech Walesa and Leszek Balcerowicz need little if any introduction, and this great video, showing more of the evening and their speeches than was shown on TV, is a fine piece to place at the 3/4 spot in my collection here. We are three quarters of the way to the thousand videos goal I want to achieve before introducing some new ideas and formats. I hope Polish speakers will enjoy the speeches of the two great Polish heroes. I am aware that the sound level is not high enough, but I had to work with what I had. For non-Polish speakers, I hope you get a glimpse of what was a tremendous evening, one of my life’s highlights so far.
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Don’t miss the Grupa Strategia logo on the board at the back! We were sponsors of the event.

***Statistics and Credits***
Views at the time added to HTV: 1,539
Likes at the time added to HTV: 4
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 3
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 57.1%
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Location: At Europejski hotel
Other people featured: Lech Walesa, Lech Balcerowicz
Genre: Gala
Music used: Background only
Languages used: English, Polish,
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks: You cannot be in Poland for long before seeing important, historical people.

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