1. Another vidblog/notebook for the City Quickie series, this time Berlin, which rests firmly on my short-short list of favorite European capitals. Odds and ends, shot from 09-12-Sep-2011.

    Quick note on a few of the 'cameos':
    - German Piraten, or Pirate, party. In the 2011 Berlin State elections, held on the following weekend, the party took 9% of the vote and won 15 seats in the Abgeordnetenhaus, or State Parliament, of Berlin.

    - Andrea Fischer - Former member of the German Bundestag (federal parliament), campaigning for the Green Party at the Brandenburg Gate. The Greens took 11.6% of the vote, upping their number of seats by seven to 30.

    Epilogue: Tourists at the Marx-Engels-Forum.

    : m u s i c :
    'Yes, Inform' by Throcke
    freemusicarchive.org/music/Throcke/

    Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

    A little bit more on my blog here:
    pirancafe.com/2011/11/02/berlin-quickie/

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  2. Here's a quick vidblog/notebook from two weeks spent in Daegu, South Korea's fourth largest city. It was pretty much all work and no play but I did manage to get out and about this city of 2.5 million on a couple of long afternoons.

    Shots from 22-Aug through 05-Sept 2011.

    Music:
    Bahar Patlatan
    by Hayvanlar Alemi
    freemusicarchive.org//music/Hayvanlar_Alemi/

    Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

    More photos from Daegu (all CC licensed) on my flickr stream here:
    flickr.com/photos/brightblightcafe/sets/72157627677183279/

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  3. Here's a 2min 30sec Lille video notebook, the latest in my City Quickie series. Plenty of grit, a bit of charm, a few drunks, a young girl picking her nose, a Gypsy caravan, a beggar or two, and even cameos by Bob Marley and Marilyn Monroe. And a terrific soundtrack by the Pharaos.

    A bit more on my blog here:
    pirancafe.com/2011/08/09/lille-quickie/

    Music: Mission Bucharest by The Pharaos
    freemusicarchive.org/music/Pharaos/

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    More City Quickies on the Piran Café City Quickies channel:
    Piran Cafe City Quickie Channel

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  4. A series of time lapses from Sarajevo, a living museum that breathes and sighs history. Shot from 28-30 June 2011. 3606 photos.

    Scenes:
    1. Shelled building along the Miljacka River near the Skenderija Bridge
    2. View to the northwest, Koševo district and Olympic Stadium complex
    3. Destroyed senior center, Alipašino Polje (eastern Sarajevo)
    4. Ali-Pasha Mosque
    5. Beggar on Mula Mustafe Baseskije Street, a lively pedestrian thoroughfare
    6. Intersection of Marshall Tito Avenue and Vladimir Peric Valter Street in central Srajevo
    7. Apartment building in the New Sarajevo district
    8. Destroyed observatories in the mountains to the south - at right the Orion Observatory built during the Yugoslav period, and the older dating to the Austro-Hungarian Empire
    9. Katedrala Srca Isusova (Jesus' Heart Cathedral)
    10. Former Yugoslav (JLA) army barracks, now part of the University of Sarajevo campus
    11. View to the east from Dom Policije Vranjače, a former Club/vacation home for police officers
    12. Front of the Railway Station
    13. Near the Holiday Inn, the only functioning hotel during the Siege of Sarajevo. This is near the beginning of what was known as Sniper Alley.
    14. Fine Arts Academy, formerly the Evangelical Church
    15. Apartment building in the New Sarajevo district
    16. In the Baščaršija, or Turkish Quarter
    17. View west from the Žuta Tabija, or Yellow Bastion (early 18th C.)

    MANY thanks to Skender from Sarajevo Funky Tours. If you plan to visit, check out his company, Sarajevo Funky Tours: sarajevofunkytours.com/en.html

    Music:

    City Night Line
    by Cobra (avec logo panthère)
    freemusicarchive.org/music/Cobra_avec_logo_panthre/zinzin_cobra/City_Night_Line

    CC/Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

    More photos from Sarajevo on my flickr stream here:
    flickr.com/photos/brightblightcafe/sets/72157626961747335/

    And more on my blog here:
    pirancafe.com/2011/07/03/sarajevo-notebook-i-time-lapses/

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  5. Another 'City Quickie', this one in Rabat, Morocco.

    All work and little time for play so these are mostly shots through the window of a speeding car.
    3/4/5-June-2011

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    A little more about Rabat on my blog here:
    pirancafe.com/2011/06/23/rabat-notebook/

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    Music:
    Destroy! by ¡para!helion
    freemusicarchive.org/music/parahelion/

    cc/Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

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