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... shopping street. Got back to the apartment around 6pm so we headed off with Laimonas to the .... Shopping Centre, very reminiscent of Westfield Marion. Met up with Giedre & kids and had supper together then did some shopping for tomorrow's excursion into the country. Wrote up the Blog after talking about languages & Smart phones with Laimonas and Giedre and drinking a bottle of Lehmanns Semillon & C******nay with cheese ...
... this means I will have to detour back home to Montreal for the funeral and to be there with my family. It's a long journey, and one I make with a heavy heart.
I'd intended to spend the day exploring Vilnius's Old Town, going on a free walking tour with my dormmates, and seeing some of the few remaining sites of Jewish history in what was once, prior to World War II, one of the world's great Jewish cities.
Of course, that was not to be: Instead, I spent ...
... county's dark history, including the fight against Soviet occupation which eventually led to their independence in 1990. There are original weapons and belongings of soldiers from both the Nazi and Soviet eras. At the side of the exercise yard out the back, the old execution chamber is still there. I got there after everything else and I'm glad I did. Standing on the very spot where a lot of people were shot in the head by KGB agents pretty much did me for the day.
... Well..a big whoopee to that.!!
After their independence the wise Lithuanians quickly decided to join the EU and the NATO Pact and rely on Europe instead.
During the walk we left Lithuania, across a bridge and into the (tongue in cheek) republic of Uzupoi. I would like to draw your attention to the bridge first (see picture) as I noticed something I had noticed earlier on in Moscow and later in St Petersburg as well.
Many couples who ...
... being invaders, and on and on. Learned a lot of history today so I'll share a bit that I can recall. Lithuania was the last pagan European country. In fact, there were Crusades to come here and convert them after a few missionaries tried and didn't get very far because whatever Grand Duke was in charge at the time just wasn't ready to give up the pagan ways. ...