Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Empty Stage


Vilnius Town Square is the best place in city for mass events and demonstrations.
For example this photo was taken few minutes after honoring of National Basketball team, the winner of the world U19 Championship, which was held in Riga. I was a bit late :(

Monday, July 18, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Downtown


Vilnius downtown is located in Šnipiškės area. Because of all these skyscrapers gathered in one place, Vilnius looks like any other American city with downtown in the middle.
Interesting fact is that Lithuanian currency Litas was pegged to USD from 1994 to 2002, which shows some very close connection between Lithuanian and US, I just don't understand which one and why? :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Building of National Stadium


Building of Nacionalinis stadionas (National Stadium) has been started in Soviet times, then stopped due SU fall. Building started again in 2007, but then another crisis came. So the building is frozen again till undetermined date.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Šnipiškės roofs


Šnipiškės roofs on Kalvarijų gatvė, which are almost the same orange color as Old Vilnius.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Tiesto at Palanga


This photograph is not really related to Vilnius, but rather to Lithuanian resort city Palanga and its famous Friday's guest Tiesto.
At background you can see Tiesto's personal transport Cessna XLS parked in Palanga International Airport next morning, which is worth a bit less than 10,000,000 USD.
Private planes look always impressive and motivating for me. Only powerful country leaders have own plane and now Tiesto :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Graffiti


Somebody already managed to put his own tag on social ad against graffiti :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Profsąjungų rūmai


Profsąjungų rūmai (Palace of Labour Unions) is an abandoned building located on Tauro hill.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ratonda Hotel


Ratonda is one of many hotels located on the most central street of Vilnius - Gedimino prospektas

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

BMW Z4


Another picture of contrast in Vilnius. BMW Z4 and sidewalk. See also Limo in Vilnius.

Monday, July 4, 2011

North Star


There are many nice-looking modern business centers in Vilnius, one of them is Šiaurinė žvaigždė (North Star)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Vilnius Towers from Tauro Kalnas


Vilnius Towers as seen from Tauro Kalnas (Taurus Hill) and bottle picker.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Nan Bei


Nan Bei for me sounds like copy to Gan Bei (popular Latvian Sushi place), but I don't see any logic here as in case with Kabuki/Labuki.
Update: Chinese Nan Bei restaurant in Vilnius is not related anyhow with Japanese Restaurant Gan Bei in Riga. On top of that, the service and prices here could be much better.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Vilnia River


Vilnia River is small fast river running in between Vilnius and the Republic of Užupis. It is a nice promenade place right in city center.