PHOTO: Constitution of Uzupis Mounted on Wall in Vilnius, Lithuania

Constitution of Uzipis on a wall in the Bohemian neighborhood of Uzipis, in Vilnius Lithuania

Uzupis is a bohemian neighborhood located within the historic Old Town area of Vilnius, Lithuania. Prior to World War Two, it was predominantly occupied by Jewish residents, most of whom were killed during the Holocaust. Subsequently, the abandoned, deteriorating buildings were occupied by homeless, prostitutes, and criminal elements. Things began to change when Lithuania gained … Read more

PHOTO: Gediminas Tower in Vilnius, Lithuania

Gediminas Tower in Vilnius, Lithuania, the best preserved part of the Upper Castle ruins

Gediminas Tower in Vilnius, Lithuania. The first wooden fortifications, built by Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas, were replaced with stone fortifications in the early 15th century. The Upper Castle, as it is now known, became the nucleus around which the capital city developed. Gediminas Tower is the best preserved part of the castle ruins and an … Read more