Now I'm trying to picture how one would run ol' fashioned-ly. In a full body bathing suit?
Anyway, after Skyping with my sister Karis for a while (which was absolutely wonderful, by the way. I can never get enough of that wonderful girl :), Elise and I caught a bus into the city. After surviving the rank ride (have I mentioned 70% of the population here refuses to use deodorant. Yum) we hopped off near the river Neris and started running down the path that followed it. After a while, we came to a branch where Vilnia veered off towards Gediminas tower. We decided to take that route, and ended up jogging up the (insanely steep!) hill to Three Crosses. Elise hasn't seen it yet, so we took a pit stop up there to enjoy the view.
|Recap picture of Three Crosses from my earlier blog post about the hike Janese and I took up there on the 4th of Jul|
|Picture of me enjoying the view at Three Crosses. It really is one of my favorite places in Vilnius now.|
|Brilliant, Hillary. Brilliant.|
|Graffiti art and potted plants. I love artsy people.|
|In case you can't tell, that a plaster wall. With about 20 cigarette boxes nailed to it.|
|A sign of the Užupis angel, hanging over an artsy alleyway (which is where we found our cigarette wall friend)|
|This completely describes Užupis to me. A once beautiful fountain, now run down and unable to be filled with water, probably because of water bills. The Užupis solution? Make it beautiful with painted pictures and potted plants.|
|We also found a beautiful little park with a pond|
|And about 2 tons of scum. Pond scum, that is. Not the card game kind.|
|The Užupis lock bridge - so much emotion in these artists! :)|