Views of Vilnius from Gediminas Tower

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Another tourist kindly took our picture at the top of Gediminas Tower, although the background is a part of town with lots of Soviet-era architecture.

The other side of the tower lets you see a more picturesque view of the Old Town.  Cathedral Square is in the foreground. 


 

Now, through some software magic, let's take a look around.  First, we pan from northeast to northwest, seeing the Neris and the Snipiskes area.  Snipiskes (Snipishok) is where my father's maternal grandmother's (Esther Goldberg Widuska) family lived.  The big ugly stadium is the Palace of Music and Sport - Hotel Sarunas is just a block or two to the right of it.


 

Moving to the south and west, you can see Old Town in all its red-roofed glory.  In the distance, you can see the (rather ugly) TV tower, where several people were killed resisting Soviet tanks in 1991.


 

And just to the southeast of Gedimino kalnas are more hills, coming back around north to the river.


 

Return to the main Lithuania page, see part 2 of Vilnius sights, or sightsee in the Jewish areas of Vilnius.

Last Updated:30 June 2002
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