Vilnius – Literatai Street

Literatai Street is where Adam Mickiewicz once lived, considered to be one of the greatest Polish poets. The street then gained rather a reputation for literature and took its current name towards the end of the nineteenth century.

In 2009, there was an idea to stick lots of things on the walls of the street. It’s an interesting idea, and it has become one of the tourist sites in Vilnius, with the items being placed there in honour of those who have worked in the fields of art and literature. Artists who had a connection to Lithuanian culture attached things to the wall that meant something to them and then boards were put up explaining what these objects were.

Two of the items attached to the wall….. The whole thing does look artistic rather than a load of old rubbish glued up on a wall, and it has made the street a little bit of a tourist attraction.