Sunday, July 13, 2008

Last days in Lithuania





Comrades! In the Republic of Uzupis there resides numerous bohemians, which insures interesting cultural expressions. This enclave of Vilnius has its on mayor, currency, and constitution, all legitimate and illegitimate. It allows you to be who ever you are, no questions asked! This hedgehog arrived and was welcomed during a concert by Swedish musicians-artists. Recycling is an option in Lithuania as well as building straw bale structures. Edita (pictured with moi) is director of Straw bale Building Association, an organization promoting straw structures throughout Baltic countries. Other photos are of the Trakai Castle, first built in 1321, destroyed by Germans during war time and later rebuilt for tourist.




Monday, July 7, 2008

Wild Berries in the Lithuanian Forest








This ancient lake has deposits of white clay which residents use to condition and cleanse their skin. Blue berries and stawberries are abundant in the neighboring forests. Numerous people pick and sell along frequented areas, such as bus stops and roadways.









Monday, June 30, 2008

Neringa - On the Baltic Sea

Hello From the Curonian Spit! Kissed by the Baltic Sea from the west and hugged by the Curonian Lagoon on the east, this UNESCO World Heritage listed nugget is home for freshwater and saltwater fish, shore and forest birds, pine forests, swamps, sand dunes,wild pigs, deer and tasty wild strawberries. 2/3 of this Spit belongs to Lithuania and the remainder belongs to Russia. This popular resort has an abundance of cultural and recreational activities, including the consumption of fresh, smoked fish.








My companion Jurgita, Director of The Environmental Information Center.












Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jonines celebration (beginning of summer) - Lithuania

Hello from Lithuania!
Experience a taste of centuries old tradition of celebrating Jonines, the coming of summer! Enjoy the attached nano-videos to listen to ancient songs which accompany this celebration.











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