|The staircase in the music building|
|The view outside the fourth floor window of the practice room where Janese had her lesson. Considering the fact that his is all I stared at whilst she serenaded me with Lithuanian opera music, it's a pretty nostalgic sight :)|
|Yep, that's a random tree with ribbons and bottles of leaves tied to it. Probably celebrating some "Love a Tree" holiday they made up :)|
|We're not positive what this is, though I'm guessing it's a monstrous parasite looking fountain that we found near the river. Amanda, do you know?|
|Apparently, Janese was saying that there is a wooden original of this statue in Estonia somewhere. It's supposed to be depicting some story about a Saint who carried the Christ child across a river somewhere? I'll get back to you on that.|
|A beautiful little cottage next to the chapel - perhaps for the priest? Whoever it's for, they're sure lucky!|
|Stained glass window in the entryway of the chapel|
|Back of the chapel|
|A grave that I found behind the Orthodox chapel - perhaps for a priest who passed away?|
|This picture pretty much explains the dandelion situation here. On the plus side, you can make about 34,00 wishes from that lawn alone!|
|Just a random statue of random shapes in a random park.|
|This building is SO Lithuanian looking - tons of apartments crammed together, with a crazy color slapped on an old building. Yep.|
|Graffiti. It's everywhere here.|
|The only exceptions to the "Old Buildings Only" club they've got going on here are the giant business skyscrapers that have been built recently. I loved the architecture on this one. A huge hundreds-of-feet building that somehow looks graceful. Huh.|
|Oh yeah. That's Janese chasing some random ducks we found in the park square.|
|This little garden reminded me of the "Dare to Be Different!" motivational poster. Props to the only yellow flower in the whole lot :)|
|This here happens to be statue that Janese affectionately named "Gillary"...|
|Me celebrating the union of Gillary and Hillary.|
|The Locks of Love Bridge|
|Janese strutting her stuff whilst we adventured by the river|
|The Vilnius riverbank - though the water was brown and kind of disgusting looking, the river was still pretty! :)|
It was a great exploration day!! We ended up getting back to the apartment around 12:30, early enough to get to lunch at the Kindergarten (which was so good, by the way. We had cabbage wraps with rich and meat inside!)
Class itself was great as well!! Here are some more Z quotes for the day:
"Horses are five legs!!! Oh wait. Just four."
Me - "Z, don't forget to write your name on your project!"
Z - "I can't."
Me - "Why not Z? I know you can write your name."
Z - "My name walked away to the seaside today."
Me - "Oh. Okay then."
Finished off the day with delicious European s'mores that Elise thought up, and packing for our trip TOMORROW!! We're leaving tomorrow night to head over to Tallinn and Riga for a 4 day trip! Let the packing begin!
P.S. Carissa, I tried some of the aerated chocolate today! Though I'm pretty confident that European aerated chocolate beats anything Hershey could dish out :)