Crowne Plaza Vilnius
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... voices which sounded amazing inside a church. There was also a projection of images and texts on a large screen, outlining some of the events from war time to present. It was ultimately uplifting and positive. The next morning it was raining, but it didn't last too long thankfully. We dropped in to see some of the churches, then went to Gediminas Tower for a view around the city. The Grand Dukes palace was closed, ...
... during the Second World War. The basement houses a prison which is as it was when it was in use. One of the cells was used for water torture - the prisoner had to stand in the water (or on the ice), sometimes for several days at a time. The next two floors dealt with Soviet occupation and oppression, the post war Lithuanian resistance movement and the mass deportation of locals to gulags in Russia.
After lunch we ...
Lithuania has a mixed history as was part of the Grand Dutchy of Poland-Lithuania so had Polish and Catholic influences also in its architecture.
... stunt was set up, but an interesting way to get publicity! However, this was 3 years ago now. So to get himself back in the headlines, he's recently brought out small stickers with the line 'Don't make me get the tank' on, amazing!
Next we saw the flag of Lithuania, Yellow for sun (because it rains all the time), Green to symbolise the many forests in Lithuania and red for blood, which stands for all the fighting that took place before they ...
... the middle of a Marks & Spencers clothing advert with Twiggy and Nicole Shitsinger. So, what is there to do in this place? Number one attraction is the KGB museum. Unfortunately I planned to go on a Monday, and it's shut on Mondays :-(. Moving on then. My hostel was just off the Main Street, Gedimino Prospektas. It's just a short walk to the cathedral square with the cathedral itself and a separate standing bell tower. Both from around 500AD if I remember correctly, ...