Tuesday, August 21, 2007
some photos from Vilnius
Vilnius--one of the most hauntingly beautfil cities I have ever seen, but somehow our photos mostly missed the mark. A few of the more interesting ones:
1. The Vilnius Cathedral--originally a pagan temple stood here, as Lithuania didnt become Christianized until 1381, the last pagan country in Europe. Its pretty Catholic these days.
2. The new, playful post-Soviet Lithuania. Those workers are really dummies, not people.
3. Our guide, Regina Kopilevich, in front of the door of Vilnius University, which dates back to 16th Century.
4. In the Jewish Quarter
5. Walter and Tanya with a statue of C. Szabard, a Vilna Jew who was the prototype for Dr. Ibalit, upon whom Dr. Doolite was based.