Photographer's Note

If you go to Vilnius and you tire of the tourist-frequented Old Town, and you want to see some of the "real Lithuania," head to Kalvariju market in the northern part of the city. There you will see scenes like this one--regular folks selling their wares. Vegatables, fruit, clothing, hardware, and household products are all there. But no tourist knick-knacks. The customers come mainly from the dozens of drab Soviet-era apartment blocks that surround the market. Some of the sellers are older women from the country who bring farm products to sell, like these two offering what appear to be berries. Other vendors are weathered men selling hardware, auto parts, even kitchen sinks. Whatever you need for basic living, you can probably find it at Kalvariju market.

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Additional Photos by Ken Alexander (kensimage) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1087 W: 39 N: 1167] (8563)
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