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Vilnius The Capital of Lithuania, an UNESCO World Heritage Site

Introduction

The pictures in this story are taken during one evening and one day in the beginning of November 2018. My intention was to display some of the city and the street life in the Old Town of Vilnius .

About Vilnius

Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania with a population of about 570 000. Vilnius is in the southeast part of Lithuania and is the second largest city in the Baltic states. Vilnius is known for the architecture in its Old Town and was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. In 2009, Vilnius was the European Capital of Culture, together with the Austrian city of Linz.

The Cathedral of Vilnius
The Market Square
Sometimes you walk your shoes off .....
From the Old City
Old stuff can always find a new function

Fashion and luxury goods are an important part of Vilnius`streets.

The city is packed with buildings decorated with fantastic ornaments. No wonder it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There is a church around every corner in the Old City and they are all beautiful.
Vilnius has a lot of cosy cafe`s and restaurants. Here from a book cafe`.

Vilnius at day time

The next day I went back to the cathedral and entered the bell tower.

View from the Cathedral Bell Tower. Gediminas Castle in the background.
The steps up to the top is not for those with bad legs or other body problems, but if you can achieve it, it is worth the struggle. I happened to be there at twelve o clock when they started ringing. A great experience, but my ears suffered!
From the interior of the cathedral. There is a constant stream of tourists here, so it took quite some patience to get a short moment when it was empty.

Even in a bussy place as this cathedral is, there is place for peace and contemplation.

Crypts in the basement of the Cathedral.
A good advice when you are in Vilnius; look up, there is more often than not something interesting to see. St. George in action at the top.
Smiling ladies on the market square.
The Art Market
Begging outside the churches is an old tradition. And yes, I gave her money.
The square outside the City Hall. A movie take about Catharina the Great was about to start.

This is the end of my story about an evening and a day in Vilnius. I hope it may inspire you to pay this beautiful and historical city a visit.

If you want to see more of my stories and pictures, please see my website.

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