Vilnius In Monochrome: Walking In Lithuania’s Capital

During a walking tour of Lithuania’s capital, our guide produced a statistic: 60% of the time in the country it’s either snowing, raining or overcast.

My short time in Vilnius didn’t disappoint and there was a solitary hour during which I glimpsed the pale blue of a sky that remained covered for the rest of my visit.

It’s testament to Lithuania that despite its decidedly damp climate, there’s still beauty to be found in the simplest of views. Vilnius, although prone to drizzle of the wettest variety, is also a city made up of distinct ancient and modern neighbourhoods that hide quirky character around every corner. You don’t have to stroll far to find a vivid, and often, extremely poignant life behind its many shades of grey.

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