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Snippets of Warsaw


Original YT playout date: 10 November 2009
Duration: 14:50

Here are a few odd bits that didn’t really belong anywhere else, that only had in common that they are from Warsaw. The first snow in Warsaw this year, cockroach infested Que Huong restaurant which cannot be bothered to let you know it is having a closed party until you come right up the staircase to it, the stupidly named Samsung Corby, and the ludicrous new trend in Mentos advertising. These are just some of the odd bits in this here fillum.
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Warsaw Marathon 2009



Original YT playout date: 3 October 2009
Duration: 1:10:52

I walk a third of the marathon track, with shortcuts, so as to see some of the runners three times over.

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Location: Around Warsaw
Other people featured: Many runners
Genre: Walking
Music used: None
Languages used: English, Polish,
Animals/plants featured: None

DTZ View


Original YT playout date: 15 August 2009
Duration: 1:50

Video taken at the close of the inaugural meeting of the Polish Scottish Chamber of Commerce, where I became one of the founder members, but nothing was ever heard of this initiative ever again.
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Splash! How to dive into a pool


Original YT playout date: 6 May 2009
Duration: 2:01

A diving lesson at Sophie’s swimming class
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Secret War…saw


Original YT playout date: 26 April 2009
Duration: 9:15

This tongue-in-cheek footage shows some of the darker side of Warsaw research establishment, which is waiting to unleash its unprecented technology on the world and enslave us all…
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Reckless Roof Clearing in Warsaw


Original YT playout date: 21 March 2009
Duration: 7:27

“There is a safety requirement to clear the snow off roofs, and so ironically, some people perform that activity with scant regard for the safety of people below. Here was one such case I witnessed.

I’ll leave it for the authorities to take appropriate action. Which they won’t of course. It would be too much like actually earning their money.”
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Warsaw Winter Morning Drives


Original YT playout date: 14 March 2009
Duration: 15:01

I just felt like getting the camera out recently in some bright Winter mornings.
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Japanese friend in Warsaw


Original YT playout date: 24 February 2009
Duration: 24:49

Here is a day spent in the company of Takahiro Kajiura, an intelligent and cultured gentleman from the land of the flowering cherry.

I used for the background the song Ue o muite arukō, also known as Sukiyaki, by Kyu Sakamoto. This is a song I remembered from earliest childhood, which Takahiro-san helped me to identify.

上を向いて歩こう
Ue o muite arukō
I shall walk looking up

涙がこぼれないように
namida ga kobore nai yō ni
So that my tears won’t fall

思い出す春の日
Omoidasu haru no hi
Remembering Spring days

一人ぼっちの夜
Hitori bocchi no yoru
On this lonely night.
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Huliganov’s Chicken Cretins


Original YT playout date: 7 February 2009
Duration: 1:22

If you think this is gonna be another cookery programme, then you’re in for a big disappointment. Or maybe not…
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Drive through Warsaw on a Saturday Afternoon in Winter


Original YT playout date: 3 February 2009
Duration: 19:37

From Praga Polnoc to Ochota just to see a bit of Warsaw.
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More Sledging


Original YT playout date: 23 January 2009
Duration: 4:36

This time we take Sophie and George sledging, and they crash into another kid!
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USSR War Memorial Park


Original YT playout date: 22 January 2009
Duration: 12:06

A look at the park near the Soviet War Memorial by Zwirki i Wigury in Warsaw, with the running commentary you may have come to expect. This is a sort of “blog on the hoof” style with attention to nature and history. Enjoy!
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