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Slide show with music. Full screeen recommended!
Photos: Aage Myhre
Director: Cassandra Myhre
Music: Music: Sergey Kuryokhin –
Morning Exercises in the Nuthouse
Užupis is a neighbourhood located in the outskirts of Vilnius' Old Town. Užupis means "on the other side of the river" in Lithuanian language and refers to the Vilnia River. The name Vilnius was derived from the Vilnia. Užupis is popular with artists, and has been compared to Montmartre in Paris due to its bohemian atmosphere. The district houses art galleries, artists' workshops, and cafés. On April Fools Day in 1997, the district declared itself an independent republic (The Republic of Užupis), replete with an army of 12 personnel. Užupis is largely characterized by dilapidated buildings, courtyards and cobblestone streets that haven‘t been renovated for decades. But when the music reverberates over the cobbles in the late evenings you will certainly fall in love with this unique part of Vilnius. The atmosphere – filled with love, music, smells and happy people – will certainly catch your soul…
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