Thursday, 29 May 2008

Lingering Architecture in Lithuania

Since I have been in Kaunas I have stayed in three Soviet era apartment blocks in cramped conditions. They are still a reminder and remain a blot on the otherwise attractive landscape. Soviet architecture is typified by faceless concrete blocks in sombre grey hue and the said monstrosities with their antiquated plumbing and electrical systems deserve to be despatched to Kingdom Come, but people need housing and these monoliths represent affordable housing for the majority of the urban population. Trolley buses form the popular mode of transportation and the ticket is bought from a kiosk for 1.20 Litas and the same price applies throughout the network.

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