Thursday, February 6, 2014
My Home Base at Siauliai University
What's a major university building doing out on the edge of the city, you might ask (and I did). It seems that a quarter-century ago, this facility served as a munitions factory for the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic. If you're working with gunpowder, and I take it they were, you don't want an accident to result in a general conflagration. Since the demise of the U.S.S.R. ownership of most (though apparently not all) of the building somehow devolved to the university. My digs are in a bright, refurbished room in the social science library, on the third floor. My first class meets roughly two hours from now.