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... with a climb up the Cathedral's belfry. The cost to get in was high compared to that of historical and educational museums and sites. The climb began with a narrow, winding stone staircase with a rope banister on the left side and continued on wood staircases equally narrow and the steps just as crooked. There is a warning posted near the ticket counter and ...
... they had and read the stories that were associated with them. The second half of the museum, in the upper fort, was quite interesting mostly because of the creepy passages leading deep into the hillside, it really gave a sense of the level of fear that would have been present at the time. From there I made by way to Trakai Island Castle, which is 14th Century red castle in the middle of Lake Galve. I didn't plan on going inside, but I at ...
... became the first of the Republics of the Soviet Union to declare independence.
FORMER KGB BUILDING
This building used to be the notorious KGB headquarters and prison from 1940 to1991. We toured and saw exhibits of the post WWII village resistance movement which ...
After another wonderful Eastern European breakfast, our guide Ruta and our driver David, a Holocaust survivor, picked us up. Ruta is a truly remarkable person, making it possible for us to learn the history of the area, yet able to describe the situation of the Lithuanian Jews with great sympathy and understanding. When she speaks, we feel the pain in her voice.
We headed for the Jewish Cemetery where Rabbi Elijah ...
... finding hidden street art gems, walking up hills in the middle of the city to see amazing old castles and even visiting a state within a state. This state within a state is called Užupis and one day, a long time ago, one of the residents woke up, decided he had enough of living in Lithuania and instead of moving just declared his suburb a free state. The state has separate laws but still remains under the jurisdiction of Lithuania. They have a democratically ...