Название: Kaunas - In Your Pocket
Год / месяц: 2011
Размер: 3.43 Mb
Для сайта: Электронная библиотека
A sprawling metropolis with a population the size of Belize and boasting a history as colourful as a cupboard full of clown costumes, Lithuania’s second city may not be to everyone’s taste, but for those with a penchant for the peculiar there’s nothing quite like it. Making its debut on a map in the 12th century, Lithuania’s most famous Lithuanian conurbation acquired Magdeburg Rights three centuries later and has since gone on to achieve many great things, of which several are to be found lurking within the pages of this rather fine little book. Bristling with buildings representing every architectural style from Gothic to Gorbacev and beyond, Kaunas is more than just the sum of its oft-lauded heyday as Lithuania’s temporary capital between the wars, offering visitors everything from synagogues to sushi to book smugglers.