Friday, 11 July 2014

Welcome To Vilnius, Lithuania

We've arrived. So where are we? Latvia? The Balkans? Virginia?

Hello Vilnius.

That's Lithuania, the former Grand Duchy, a place that at one time was the biggest, most powerful country in Europe.

Today, Vilnius is a picturesque city on the banks of the Neris River. Home to about half a million people, Vilnius features one of the largest old town sections in Europe. There's a classic feel to the place, full of meandering streets, plazas and plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance in Old Town.

A landmark in the center of Old Town, the Cathedral.

Vilnius is dominated by a large hill, which, of course, was home to many fortifications. Gediminas' tower remains. A boat trip along the Neris River.

A look down Pilies street, the main drag of the Old Town.

Soviet era architecture is still around, examples include the opera house and the Contemporary Arts Center.

North of the river sits modern Vilnius, a small collection of modern glass towers.


  1. The city is so pretty! Love those skies!

  2. Love your blog! I just got my second tour assignment to Vilinus and will be reading your blog as often as you post for the next 22 months!