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Footage from a Warsaw Bike Ride


Original YT playout date: 30 July 2008
Duration: 26:21

What’s it like riding a bike through Warsaw? Find out with this experimental footage taken while riding using a camera mounted using a gorillapod to the handlebars…
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A Warsaw Evening in the company of Mr Alan Heath


Original YT playout date: 8 June 2008
Duration: 39:51

It’s a pleasant Warsaw evening, just the ticket for a chat with another prolific youtuber, and Alan Heath (channel name “alanheath”) is one of Poland’s most prolific, and like me he is a non-Pole living here. He is also the provider of quite a few of the Viz letters, and so if you see the name Alan Heath in the letters page on Viz, yes, this is one and the same man!

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We have lift off


Original YT playout date: 17 May 2008
Duration: 6:57

Taking off in a Boeing 737 on a day with reasonable visibility, I reconed there was a good chance to see my flat from the air, and so I did. Actually we were going to Madrid but I didn’t make this part of the Madrid series as it had a different focus.
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Starlinggrad!


Original playout date: 26 January 2008
Duration: 1:11

Some times in the year, here in Warsaw, we get inundated with huge flocks of starlings.
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Windows on Warsaw


Original playout date: 21 December 2007
Duration: 9:59

“I think you’ll quite like this concept. All of these clips were taken before, during or after actual business meetings I had in Warsaw in the late Summer of 2007. I discovered it’s quite remarkable how many people in business actually take an interest in digital photography and video. Read the rest of this entry

Huliganov’s “Downtown”


Original playout date: 29 September 2007
Duration: 4:29

This one is a mix of types of footage, Logicam and Fuji together, and a seamless overlay of Warsaw driving footage over the karaoke track done at my desk. This is a new experiment, like many of my films have been.
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Warsaw Marathon Part 2


Original playout date: 28 September 2007
Duration: 16:44

At the finishing line
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Warsaw Marathon Part 1/2


Original playout date: 24 September 2007
Duration: 9:09

This is a year before my own attempt at the Marathon. This time I just came to film and watch.
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In the Ghetto


Original playout date: 15 July 2007
Duration: 0:38

This is Lucka Street in Warsaw, but you’d have been seriously outta luck if you were living here in the Second World War, as it was the site of the Warsaw Ghetto and Jewish people were held captive in their own heighbourhood, awaiting their fate and the final showdown.
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“The Way We Were” Car-aoke


Original playout date: 18 June 2007
Duration: 2:49

In a queue on a certain well-known Warsaw street, I decided to do “Car-aoke” again. This time the famous Streisand number.
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Masz Ochotę – here you have Ochota!


Playout date: 2 April 2007
Duration: 8:08

I hope you enjoy the gallery part, showcasing photos of mine taken on a Spring walk like a hanami, with Sophie, feeding the birds in Szczesliwicki Park. Here you have Ochota in a nutshell, the part of Warsaw where we live, its charming mix of the drab post-socialist, the timeless park, and the new developments.
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Old Usenetposts Gallery #7 Fish Pond in West Poland


Gallery Page 7 – Fish Pond in East Poland

The lake you see in this photo is not far from the last photo. Here it is possible to see the black stork, a much rarer sight than the usual white stork, but I didn’t manage to photograph it. This lake is man-made and each spring it is commercially stocked with carp for the table and for sport fishing. Each winter it is drained, and lies empty and, in theory, dry over winter, which greatly reduces the ability of pests and the parasites of fish to overwinter and wreak havoc with next year’s lot.

Lake near Golebiowki, Siedlce region

There are not many natural lakes within striking distance of Warsaw, even Zalew Zegrzynski, the large Y-shaped reservoir north of Warsaw at the confluence of the Bug and the Narew has been flooded artifically, but the North of poland has many more natural lakes from Mazury through to Pomerania, and some, such as Lake Sniardwy (Poland’s largest lake probably a few hundred times larger than the one above) are among the largest in Europe. The Polish Sniardwy compares to Lake Windermere in England or the Hungarian lake Balaton. Contact me for recommendations if you are planning a holiday in Poland.

Lake near Golebiowki, Siedlce region

More scenes from the other parts of Poland and coming up, as well as many other themes, but they will be reposted later on. I’ve done these seven for now, and I will move on to something else to avoid a monotony – especially of things you don’t usually see on this blog – and come back to the remainder of restoring this part of my old Usenetposts.com website some other time.

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