About the Route
This alternative guide is based on the photos taken by the photo artist Romualdas Požerskis from 1974 to 1983 and his memories about them.
1 Šv. Gertrūdos Street
Šv. Gertrūdos Street The photo features painter Kampas (Rimvidas Jankauskas), 1980.
2 Vilniaus Street, 1978.
Vilniaus Street, 1978.
3 Woman with a band on her nose
A lot of people remember the woman with her nose covered, who you can see in this picture captured in Vilniaus Street (1977).
4 Vilniaus Street (II)
Romualdas Požerskis: “It was easy for me to speak with labourers. I would converse easily with them, and find a connection. They were doing their job and ignored me. The most important thing was to find ideas for them, that they would find interesting. The ones they cared about. You told them that maybe they should have elevated the tiles more, as they would otherwise become uneven, and discussion started, and then I dare to say, I became one of them and could take photos. So, I knew them.”
5 L. Zamenhofo Street
Corner of L. Zamenhofo and Kurpių streets, 1975.
6 L. Zamenhofo Street (II)
L. Zamenhofo street., 1977.
7 A yard in Vilniaus Street
Romualdas Požerskis: “This is a very modern motorcycle, even though it was 1976. I had Java myself, I rode it for four years, so I really like the Czech culture and technology. And this is a Russian motorcycle, which causes more trouble, than actually gets you anywhere, but it is very impressive (in terms of its looks). The yard is also neat. So is the guy. This photo in its format reminds me of an ad, but we see the environment, specific people and a boy riding a bicycle. There is also an actor (a motorcycle) and a background. This is the principle of my photos.”
8 M. Daukšos Street
A corner of Vilniaus and M. Daukšos streets, 1978.
9 Vilniaus Street (III)
10 Photography Gallery
Vilniaus Street, 1975, Photography Gallery.
11 Vilniaus Street (IV)
Food store, (later Riešutas - another foodstore, and currently Caffeine café,), 1977.
12 Men's Barber shop
13 V. Kuzmos Street
Mutinės ir V. Kuzmos g. sankryža, 1975.
14 Muitinės Street
Muitinės Street, 1978.
15 A yard in Muitinės Street
16 Nemuno Embankment
Romualdas Požerskis: “We see the restauration, how these trees are torn down and thermal routes are installed. In short, civilisation and technology can destroy such a riverbank...”