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Re: British Embassy Warsaw

Wow! I've found out how to access the old forum, instead of getting directed to the new one. I was going to start a thread on the British Embassy here, who have the reputation of being as much use as a chocolate fireguard. sometimes I think that if a British Citizen was bleeding to death on their steps, all they'd do is to phone the Polish foreign office to get the blood cleaned up. Eventually.

I was walking past the ambassador's residence on ul. Bagatela today and nearly fell over with surprise. I'll try to get a friend with a good camera to take a photo and I'll post it.

What surprised me was what has happenned to the front of the building. It's faced in polished black stone with a large royal crest and the words HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE in foot high engraved letters. The letters were originally highlighted in white but this has worn off every letter except those right at the top, just under the Union flag. So those letters are all that can be read, and of course they are unfortunately QUI M

I know the embassy has a reputation for pussying about, but I hope nobody thinks they're referring to our dear Queen.

Re: British Embassy Warsaw

"Wow! I've found out how to access the old forum, instead of getting directed to the new one."

Yes, sorry. I forgot about that

A link has now been added to the new website.

As members seem to prefer using this one we'll stay with this one, and as I think Hans suggested keep the other one in reserve. Besides some new people might decide to use it.

Re: British Embassy Warsaw

"I was going to start a thread on the British Embassy here, who have the reputation of being as much use as a chocolate fireguard. sometimes I think that if a British Citizen was bleeding to death on their steps, all they'd do is to phone the Polish foreign office to get the blood cleaned up. Eventually."

The place has always been empty every time I've visited. The most interesting thing about it is the notice board announcing marriages .

Re: British Embassy Warsaw

I had to go there to get a new passport for my trip to Vegas (ner ner ner!) in January. It was uncharacteristically empty for me - I always remember it being heaving.

The best part was the search carried out by the bored teenager on the door. I went in, gave my application and then had to go up to the 5th floor to the cash machine. When I came back down again, he let me go straight back in, oblivious to the fact that I could have left enough semtex upstairs to send him to meet his sister in Bradford without having to pay the airfare.

I love Warsaw, though. I even visited Marks and Sparks as a tip of the hat to Varsovian, even though he didn't want to go out for a beer with me.

Re: British Embassy Warsaw

I'll also need to get my passport changed at some point. Having a non-machine readable passport is a complete pain in the arse.