Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Wall Street Of Vilnius

Where does big business go to do its thing in Vilnius? North of the Neris River in a development area of gleaming glass towers and new construction. Old Town is a Unesco World Heritage site, no bulldozing there. Much of the rest of Vilnius is filled with stately old apartment and mixed use blocks, no breaking up the architectural integrity.

Time to head north.


Big companies occupy the buildings, whether cable TV giant TEO or a financial institution, Swedbank. Nice corporate look.
What's an office without an attached modern mall? Yes, in Vilnius!


Old and new, existing together - for now. The future is creeping...

Monday, 28 July 2014

A Little School Cheer

Lithuania can get a bit drab, especially in the long winter. Add in Soviet era architecture and the place can get downright depressing. What to do?

This school has the right idea. Just add a few fake flowers to your window and hope the contrast is great enough to shift the mood. And for summer, augment with the real stuff. Bravo!