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Vilnius – a beautiful city of contrasts

I’be blogged before about the contrasting sights you can see in Vilnius both buildings and people.

DSC00923This is the view you can see from the viewing point on, I think, Subačiaus g. You come past it on your way from the airport or train station and you can stop for a coffee and take in the panoramic view of the city, just like these ‘tourists” keen to get in the picture!

What I like about this picture, taken by my colleague on his new Nikon camera (and who blogs as Kindadukish) is that you can see the mix of modern houses, the old church, the castle, the trees, and the high-rise business buildings. A cross-section of the history of the city.DSCN0002_2

This was taken early in 2012 and the landscape has changed already. The trees on the castle slopes had already been removed but the roof is still on the building to the right of  Gediminas’s tower and if you could see down to the River Neris beyond the castle you would see more cranes as building work continues in the business district, already much developed since my first trip to Lithuania in 2005.