Category Archives: Vilnius

I’m just singing in the rain……………..in Vilnius (or six days of virtual non stop inclement weather)

At the beginning of October I returned to Vilnius with my friend and colleague Mike (who had not visited for a couple of years because of illness) and we were both looking forward to visiting some of our old haunts, … Continue reading

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La Boheme in Vilnius, Lithuania.

On my recent rain-soaked visit to Vilnius one of the highlights of the week was to take in a performance of Puccinis La Boheme at the Lietuvos Nacionalinis Operos ir Baleto Teatras with my friend and colleague Renata. I last … Continue reading

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Vilniaus Šv. Stanislovo ir Šv. Vladislovo arkikatedra bazilika (or as I know it the “White Cathedral”)

I made one of my regular trips to Vilnius in Lithuania on the 4 October 2016 and stayed for six days. On this occasion the weather was atrocious, virtually non stop rain for the duration of my visit. This is … Continue reading

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Wedding Parties in Uzupis

Whilst making my way down to the river that runs alongside the independent “nation” of Uzupis last Saturday I came across a wedding party that was braving the elements on one of the bridges across the river. Uzupis is exclusive, … Continue reading

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Lithuania’s Soviet “Brutalist Architecture”

On my recent rain drenched visit to Lithuania I was taken on a photography expedition by my friend Antanas and also accompanied by our mutual friend Renata who came along to see that “good order” was maintained during our wanderings. … Continue reading

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Vilnius……..happiest residents in Europe

Ninety-eight percent of residents of Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, were satisfied with life in their city in an EU survey taken last year, closely followed by Stockholm and Copenhagen at 97 percent each. The lowest satisfaction among EU capitals was … Continue reading

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Five star revue for Mirga at the “Proms”

Prom 55: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts the CBSO ★★★★★ “London debuts are seldom such a baptism of fire” – John Allison Perhaps the most newsworthy of all the 2016 Proms, this concert went into the schedule initially tagged “Conductor TBC”. No … Continue reading

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