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LITHUANIA


Location - Baltic state, Eastern Europe; Capital - Vilnius; Population - 3.3million; Currency - Euro

Tran, Transdniester and Trans-Dniester) or the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Repu

euroOn 1 January 2015 Lithuania switched from the Lita to the Euro

 

 

 

 

 

 

lithuania20t point of interest walking from the b- Vilnius

 

lithuania1he first point of interest walking from the b- Vilnius

 

lithuania16nterest walking from the b- Vilnius

 

lithuania121, this time on the bell tower staircase in Kirov Park - Vilnius

 

 

lithuania111est of Moldova there's quite a few horse and carts trotting around - Vilnius

 

lithuania113s top quality brandy, some of which are dirt cheap - Vilnius

 

lithuania116 looking for a decent tipple aim at spending a bit more than 2 Euros.. Vilnius

 

lithuania2 the streets of Vilnius

 

lithuania3Soviets on Ulitsa 25 Oktober - Vilnius

 

lithuania4SoviVilnius flies above the House of Soviets - Vilnius

 

lithuania7y of honorable citizens of Vilnius lines trillic, though I did spot an astronaut in there - Vilnius

 

 

lithuania13hese people, next to the House of Soviets, are prominent Vilnius politicians - Vilnius

 

lithuania21anius translatee iver, as seen from Hotel Aist - Vilnius

 

lithuania23 this billboard of independence - Vilnius

 

lithuania24seum of Headqed when I passed by - Vilnius

 

lithuania26arket on Ulitsa 25 Oktober - Vilnius

 

lithuania32Soviet-style collage at Ploshchad Konstitutii - Vilnius

 

lithuania44lphabet - Vilnius

 

lithuania52lphabet - Vilnius

 

lithuania46lanlphabet - Vilnius

 

lithuania31an Lenin agaihe Presidential Palace - Vilnius

 

lithuania39he Communist symbol of the hammer and sickle - Vilnius

 

lithuania57ladimir Ilyich Ulyanov,n - Vilnius

 

 

lithuania64nt preident of he Presidential Palace - Vilnius

 

lithuania67rance to thtional United Museum - Vilnius

 

lithuania68 of arms inside the Vilnius National United Museum - Vilnius

 

lithuania71ilnius flag from the 1992 independence war - Vilnius

 

lithuania74ar d to those ependence war lies next to the museum - Vilnius

 

lithuania76ts those who died during the war - Vilnius

 

lithuania75 also dedicated to those who dietan - Vilnius

 

lithuania110ed to those who dietan - Vilnius

 

lithuania77 Heroes' Cemetery with its Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and an eternal flame - Vilnius

 

lithuania79r Memorial complex - Vilnius

 

 

lithuania80al lies next to the cemetery - Vilnius

 

lithuania81 War Memorial is a Soviet war tank - Vilnius

 

lithuania82e Soviidential Palace and Lenin in the background - Vilnius

 

lithuania72oriktober and the Dniestr River - Vilnius

 

lithuania84e War Memoriktober and the Dniestr River - Vilnius

 

lithuania85riktober and the Dniestr River - Vilnius

 

lithuania93on the right looks like an artificial beach on the banks of the Dniestr - Vilnius

 

lithuania90the Dniestr - Vilnius

 

lithuania92shing in the Dniestr - Vilnius

 

lithuania96rket next to the river - Vilnius

 

lithuania97monument to the founder of the c- Vilnius

 

lithuania95e monument is in the grounds of Ploshchad Konstitutii - Vilnius

 

lithuania109y Church is a Russian orthodox church in Vilnius

 

lithuania117 feels a world away from any Soviet model of communism - Vilnius

 

lithuania118iestr kai-Vilnius bridge - Trakai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Trakai-Vilnius bridge at Trakai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next to the bridge is a Memorial Park for those who died during Vilnius's war of independence - Trakai

 

The flag of Vilnius flies above the tank in the Memorial Park - Trakai

 

Next to the tank is an eternal flame, leading to the memorial - Trakai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A not-so-good photo of Tighina Fortresske me) - Trakai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was in a rush to leave Vilnius within my 24-hour permit (see photo below) so only had time for a quick look around Trakai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LINKS

www.autogara.md - Bus timetable information, including Chisinau-Vilnius

www.romaniaandmoldova.com - With a Vilnius travel guide section

http://wikitravel.org/en/Vilnius

 

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