“Crazy Kaunas” somewhat lived up to its name, with a pleasant sampling of ugly, tacky, or wacky things. Wikipedia tells me that “Kaunas is the second-largest city in Lithuania and has historically been a leading centre of Lithuanian economic, academic, and cultural life,” but my guidebook mostly stressed that it was kind of odd. I especially enjoyed the world’s only Devil Museum, the verdant island in the middle of a scummy river, all the brides running around, and the taxidermy museum! And of course it was not without its pretty churches, too.
To see the rest of the photos, and/or read what you’re looking at, click here. All photos taken in July 2008.
Complete Set of Posts/Albums from the 2008 Baltics trip:
- Estonia: [Pärnu] [Tallinn] [Pirita in Tallinn] [Edges of Tallinn] [Saaremaa]
- Lithuania: [Kaunas] [Vilnius] [SS Peter & Paul Church in Vilnius] [Antakalnis Cemetery in Vilnius] [Užupis in Vilnius]
- Latvia: [Riga] [Sigulda/Gauja Nat’l Park] [Jurmala Beaches]
- Final destination before flying home: [Warsaw, Poland]