Vilnius and Tracai, Lithuania

Saint Ann's church from the University terrace

Saint Ann's church from the University terrace

Saint Ann's church from the ground

Saint Ann's church from the ground

Inside an orthodox church

Inside an orthodox church

Early art

Early art

Little street in Vilnius

Little street in Vilnius

Street art in Vilnius

Street art in Vilnius

Little people hanging down (woven art in a gallery)

Little people hanging down (woven art in a gallery)

LIteratu gatvé, street and open-air art gallery

LIteratu gatvé, street and open-air art gallery

Tribute from one artist to another in the Literatu gatvé

Tribute from one artist to another in the Literatu gatvé

Fresco in the University (the Muses)

Fresco in the University (the Muses)

Painted walls, Universitys linguistics department

Painted walls, Universitys linguistics department

Facades

Facades

Soviet-time commercial center

Soviet-time commercial center

The opening of this building was a big event, it was state of the art soviet architecture

Four of them, threatened of removal every year for 22 years, and still there

Soviet statues on a bridge

Post soviet-time buildings

Post soviet-time buildings

Nice terrace

Nice terrace

Cathedral's tower (not attached to the cathedral)

Cathedral's tower (not attached to the cathedral)

The presidential palace

The presidential palace

Soviet-time housing

Soviet-time housing

Stas and Virginija, my great hosts in Vilnius

Stas and Virginija, my great hosts in Vilnius

Delicious cottage cheese, out of the oven

Delicious cottage cheese, out of the oven

Staring at Tracai's castle

Staring at Tracai's castle

My jealous trumpet wanted a picture with the castle too

My jealous trumpet wanted a picture with the castle too

Pretty house in Tracai

Pretty house in Tracai

Welcome to Užupis!

Welcome to Užupis!

Užupis constitution

Užupis constitution

Three empty windows in Užupis

Three empty windows in Užupis

Colourful treasure in Užupis

Colourful treasure in Užupis

Big house in Užupis

Big house in Užupis

Mailboxes in Užupis

Mailboxes in Užupis

Angel flying around in Užupis

Angel flying around in Užupis

Saint Ann's church from the University terraceSaint Ann's church from the groundInside an orthodox churchEarly artLittle street in VilniusStreet art in VilniusLittle people hanging down (woven art in a gallery)LIteratu gatvé, street and open-air art galleryTribute from one artist to another in the Literatu gatvéFresco in the University (the Muses)Painted walls, Universitys linguistics departmentFacadesThe opening of this building was a big event, it was state of the art soviet architectureFour of them, threatened of removal every year for 22 years, and still therePost soviet-time buildingsNice terraceCathedral's tower (not attached to the cathedral)The presidential palaceSoviet-time housingStas and Virginija, my great hosts in VilniusDelicious cottage cheese, out of the ovenStaring at Tracai's castleMy jealous trumpet wanted a picture with the castle tooPretty house in TracaiWelcome to Užupis!Užupis constitutionThree empty windows in UžupisColourful treasure in UžupisBig house in UžupisMailboxes in UžupisAngel flying around in Užupis

A big gallery today, because I liked Vilnius very much! I hope you will see in the photos a little bit of what I found there… All pictures were taken in Vilnius, except for a couple of them, taken in Tracai, a village near Vilnius and famous for its Middle-Ages castle.

The last seven pictures were taken in Užupis. Užupis means “on the other side of the river” and is an alternative district in Vilnius. In soviet-time, it used to be a place of very bad fame, where all prostitutes and bandits were hanging out. It has declared its “independance” and has its own (rather funny) constitution, displayed in 15 languages on a wall. Nowadays you can find all sorts of people there, a lot of artists, nice cafés. and a very nice real French bakery… :)

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