OPEN ARCHIVES OF KAUNAS
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Family in front of War Museum

1 photographPovilas and Vanda Tarnauskai, shareholders of the restaurant Versalis, with their daughter at the War Museum .

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1988 / 1991

"Laumė"

Laumė café that was working during the Soviet times was famous for its good coffee and sweets but the most important thing there was the sense of community.

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Lions of the War Museum

Jonas: “At the beginning of July 1962 and after graduating the 1st High School of Ukmergė (now the High School of Jonas Basanavičius), My classmate Vytautas Juknys and I, Jonas Navikas, arrived at Kaunas for the first time (!).

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Laisvės Ave.

Asija: “In the evenings, Laisvės Avenue was full of people.

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Garden of the Museum of War, 1970s

Alvydas Vaitkevičius: A note on the monument of Salomėja Nėris: I remember it standing there.

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1994

Café at Artists' House

Greta: If someone asked which place of student life is the dearest to me, I would say that it's Artists' House.

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1921 / 1936

Museum of War

Alvydas Vaitkevičius: I cannot stop myself from sharing certain interesting pages with the memories about our old War Museum.

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1996

"Paveikslinė" Picture Gallery

D.B.: Even though that for most residents of Kaunas, Picture Gallery seems as located in a Bermuda triangle, to me it has probably become a symbolic place, where I made the decision about my profession.

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Gyvenamasis namas Rotušės aikštėje

Audronė: „Namas priklausė Zabielų rūmams. Ir pats namas – dabar jis supaprastintas – buvo labai įdomus, ypač architektūra apačioje, visur – skliautai, didžiuliai praėjimai, sraigtiniai laiptai.

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1946

Flood in 1946

Lili Kristina Vaičekauskaitė-Čepauskienė: The flood of 1946 in Kaunas was a very strong one.

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Lions of the War Museum

Lili Kristina Vaičekauskaitė-Čepauskienė (2014): Everyone on the same lion !

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Oakwood Park

Memories about Oakwood Park by people of Kaunas.

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1956 / 1961

Ice-rink in Žaliakalnis

The ice rink in front of the State Institute of Physical Education was a favourite place for the youth of Žaliakalnis

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Prieplauka

Audronė: „Prieplaukos krantinę vadindavom cimbruvka.

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1990 / 2000

Partizanų street

Street, yard, house. I still remember where a turn should be taken in order to find myself next to the nine-store house, which was my most favourite place in my childhood.

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1986 / 1987

Sculptures in Ąžuolynas (The Oakwood Park)

Alvydas (50): When my then-future wife was studying in Kaunas Polytechnic Institute, we would often walk around the Oakwood Park...

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Linksmakalnis

Elvyra: “When me and my husband arrived at Linksmakalnis, the soldiers were still there.

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1940 / 1990

Laisvės avenue during soviet time

Writer Markas Zingeris: for me as a child, Laisvės Avenue was both freedom and a promise.

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1989

The Baltic Way in the Museum of War

Indrė Žakevičienė: The most memorable event for me was the commemoration of February 16 in 1989 in Santaka Stadium and the “analogue” of the Baltic Way 25 years ago in the Museum of War.

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A Monument "We Died for the Motherland"

Stasys: "Since I lived up the hill in the city, in Vaižgantas street, I used to go past the cemetery to work.

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