Surely one of the most beautiful universities anywhere in the world. On my last visit to the university I took the opportunity to wander around and take some photos on what was a beautiful day.
Tourists mixed with the students on the site and there was a real buzz around the place as the “freshers” were still getting used to the university.
I saw a group of students dressed rather unusually in yellow t-shirts and with faces painted being led up Pilis gt by a number of other conventionally dressed students.
My friend and colleague Renata informed me that this was “baptism” for new students to welcome them to the university (or I think that is what she said but I may have misinterpreted the word).
Anyway, they seemed to be in a boisterous mood and fully entering into the tradition of the university ( a bit different from the legendary drunken antics of students at British universities in “freshers week”).
The grand courtyard is magnificent and should be on the “must visit” list of anyone coming to Vilnius. I think there is a nominal charge of 5 litas (about £1.00) for entry to the site although I managed to blagg my way in as I explained that I was lecturing at the university later in the week.