Man patinka Lietuva

I like Lithuania – a visitor's point of view

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Derelict Church in Vilnius

P1010307 - Version 2I’d walked up Pilies g. until it turned into Didžioji g. and I came to the fountain at the bottom of the Town Hall Square (Rotušės aikštė). Then I decided to go to the left for a change onto Savičiaus g.

P1010306I realised that this was where the famous composer and painter Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875-1911) had lived and where his house is now a museum. I didn’t want to do a museum just then and I’d spotted a church tower.

When I got there I realised it was derelict although workmen were repairing the roof on the building next door. There are many churches in Vilnius but I wondered why this one had fallen into disuse. I couldn’t see the name of the church on the building or on my map.

I took a couple of photographs but it was when I was on that street again in the evening heading for the bastion that I took this picture.

The building seems to glow in the evening Summer sunlight.

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The Town Hall Vilnius

DSC01070In an earlier post I showed you the old view from the Town Hall (Vilniaus rotušė) down towards Pilies g.

This is the view you now see from the bottom end of the Town Hall Square.

DSC01073As you can see in the Summer the cafes set out their seats and umbrellas.

It didn’t always look like this.

The fountain is also a popular place to cool down!