Saturday, October 23, 2010

A German visits Market Harborough



I've no idea what he is saying about us, but I like the pictures.

He'd better not be laughing at our morris dancers though.

7 comments:

The Tripod said...

Just after 11 mins: "English Michael Ballack." Brilliant.

Jane said...

He is a very pleasant young man visiting Market Harborough with his granny. A loose translation:

The tour starts at 10.30 am on a nice day, and he is off to the church for a coffee. On the way he is amazed by the little terraced houses with doors right next to each other and the overhead telephone wires (both very unusual in Germany).

He really likes the coffee morning in the church. His gran goes there every Saturday, even though she does not speak English. It is friendly, nice ambiance, a cross-section of society etc.

He likes the morris dancing too. Wonders what would happen if everyone joined in. He and gran disagree with the suggestion there is something like it in Bavaria. He calls the dances "little dance miracles". Ponders that there must be an organisation that promotes them.

He loses gran outside the supermarket. Inside he considers the ban on buying alcohol for minors and the steep fine. Nothing like it in Germany. Must exist here because otherwise people would buy alcohol for minors. He seems puzzled by this.

Jonathan said...

Jane: Thank you very much!

Simon Titley said...

The Germans obviously cannot take a joke. Clicking on the YouTube link now produces this message: "This video has been removed by the user."

Jane said...

Simon, don't indulge in racial stereotyping. If the young man who made the video is checking this blog, I'd like him to know that nobody was laughing at him, his video is delightful and it is a pity he withdrew it from YouTube.

Jonathan said...

Jane: Yes, I chose it because I liked the pictures of Harborough so much.

Jonathan said...

It's back!