R. Anusauskas

Autumn comes with the drop of the first apple

It’s a sign for us to take our wooden baskets, go to our gardens and forests, and fill our homes with the smells of apple pies and dried boletes. Our autumn brims over with colours. It’s an autumn from Claude Monet’s paintings – a little bit sleepy and constantly wrapped in a translucent, iridescent cloak of mist. It weaves intricate spiderwebs, whispers from beneath the fallen leaves, waves the wings of the departing storks and cranes, and dances around the rainkissed cranberries in bogs. In autumn, we remember our friends, light candles and gaze into each other’s eyes. Long autumn evenings only hide the things that are genuine. Like us.

ヴャンテ(Ventė)

クルシュー砂州に浸食された半島で、多くの鳥の飛翔ルートの下に位置する一つが、ここヴャンテス・ラガス鳥類観測所です。ほぼ100年もの間、ここで働いている人々と、他の国々から来た鳥類学者達は、毎春毎秋に飛来してくるクワックワッと鳴く数万羽の鳥たちの群れを心待ちにしています。ここにはリトアニアで最も古い灯台があり、海の波やクルシュー砂州の輝く砂丘を、鳥たちの目線で楽しませてくれます。

希少鳥の飛翔する国

Lithuania is famous for flyways of rare birds. In autumn, some birds raise their strengthened wings, use sounds only they can understand to get everyone together, and migrate to where it’s warm. They come back in spring, nest, breed and cheer us with their songs. We are happy when we can hear birds singing; we’ve even dedicated certain days to birds, such as Lark Day and Rook Day – not to mention Lapwing Day or the Day of Returning Storks. When birds start to migrate en masse in autumn, up to a million fly along our coastline each day. The birds’ flyway stretches above Ventė Horn, a unique place where the Ventės Ragas Ornithological Station was established in 1929. Its surroundings afford fantastic views to the Curonian Spit and Nemunas Delta, and the station’s ornithologists not only tell interesting stories to curious visitors, but also give them the possibility of ringing birds taken from the catching traps. These birds then carry the message about where they were seen.

ビリニュスを飛ぶ熱気球

The quieter the evening, the better. When the wind abates, hot-air balloons resembling colourful soap bubbles take off and fly over the red roofs of the Old Town. Sometimes they come so close that it looks as if you can catch them with your hand, only for them to fly away to dizzying heights. If you choose hot air balloons ride in spring, you can admire the city’s blooming gardens; if it’s summer, you can count the tourists sitting on the pavements outside cafés; and autumn, with its colours, will leave you breathless. All this from a hot-air balloon.

Lithuanians are incurable romantics: we are among the top five countries with the largest number of hot-air balloons and balloon pilots per thousand residents; and international travel magazines have already put Vilnius and Trakai on lists of top 10 places to see from the sky for several years.

Vilnius is Europe’s only capital city that does not prohibit hot-air balloons from taking off from the city centre. If you happen to be sitting on the lawn next to the Tymas area, you can jump into a basket right away and take off. Flying in a balloon over Vilnius means falling in love with the city again. Let’s embark on an adventure together!Lithuanians are incurable romantics: we are among top five of the countries which have the biggest number of hot air balloons and their pilots per a thousand of residents; international travel magazines have put Vilnius and Trakai on the lists of top ten places to see from the sky for several years already.

Vilnius is the only capital city in Europe which does not prohibit air balloons from taking off from the Old Town. If you happen to be sitting on the lawn right next to Tymas quarter, you can jump into the basket right away and take off. To fly in an air balloon over Vilnius means to fall in love with it again. Let’s embark on an adventure together?

劇場

慎み深さが国民性というのがリトアニア人の冗談だとしても、謙遜するのはやめにしましょう。リトアニアは劇場の国です。リトアニアには多くの劇場があり、リトアニア人はそれを深く愛しています。信じ難いですが、劇場のチケットのために夜通し長い行列に並ぶこともあったのです。今日ではそんなに長い行列はありませんが、最も良い演目のチケットはオンラインでは入手できません。事前にチケットを予約し劇場の魔法に身をゆだねましょう。なぜならリトアニアの最高の劇場のステージ上で起こる事は、実際に魔法なのです。

現代アート

もし芸術が世界を変えるなら、リトアニアも変えることができるでしょう。リトアニア人は現代アートを高く評価しています。私たちの現代アートの歴史は、勃興期と黄金時代、何も感じない静寂と時代の水の流れに逆らうような大胆な試みを目の当たりにしてきました。大戦期の魅力的な近代主義、ソ連時代の鬱屈とした現実、雪解けの傑作と現代の世界を反映しているアートの創造的なきらめきは、美術館やギャラリーだけでは収まらない類まれなアート空間を創造します。それは素晴らしいカルチャーの世界へあなたを取り込んでいざないます。

ミュージアム

リトアニアには興味深いストーリーを持つ博物館がたくさんあります。古城にある壮大な博物館はこの国の輝かしい歴史を再現し、小さな博物館は地方の熱心なコミュニティーに育て守られています。価値のあるアートコレクションを展示し、ユニークな展示物であなたの興味を惹きつけます。博物館は自慢の膨大なアーカイブを持ち、最も革新的な展示方法で学ぶことができます。リトアニアで運営している100を超える博物館はその多様性であなたを驚かせるでしょう。

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