Thursday, June 19, 2014

Pilies gatvė

We arrived to find a juggernaut and a posse of Hare Krishnas (see photo, above) camped out in the park across the street from our hotel.  Always a little unnerving, those juggernauts.  Welcome to Vilnius.

We finally made it to the most photogenic part of the old town yesterday, and it’s pretty special.  You could spend a month in the linen and amber shops alone, and even then you’d probably miss a few. 

So here is a photomontage of buildings on Pilies gatvė.  And today, we are off to Trakai.




And finally, it wouldn't be an authentic Lithuanian experience without some reminder of the Jewish contribution to national culture, reminiscent of the Isaiah Berlin plaque that we discovered on the side of an apartment building in Riga.  From Old Town Vilnius:

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