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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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Winter fun on the fort


Original YT playout date: 19 January 2009
Duration: 11:07

Raclawicka Fort, the former entrance to Warsaw in the time of the second world war, and now mainly used for sledging in the winter season, that’s the location for this splendid winter afternoon’s fun in the snow.
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Wintery Evening Warsaw Walk


Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Original YT playout date: 18 January 2009
Duration: 49:54

Especially but not only the Old Town, with a few interesting surprises.
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Tough Times


 

Original YT playout date: 17 January 2009
Duration: 11:38

Times are tough, with Company presidents taking desperate measure to toughen themselves up for even tougher times to come. On the drive home I talk a bit about my own fitness plans…
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Nick Coppernickers and the Solar Systers


Original YT playout date: 13 January 2009
Duration: 8:20

Mickolas or Nickolas Coppernickers is the name of the Polish dude from Torun who spoke Latin and German and maybe Polish too, and who discovered the solar system and got told off by the Catholic church for getting above himself. His monument is round the corner from where George went to hospital for his rotovirus, and we went to visit him.
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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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