November 29th, 2017

Danger: the biggest monument in Kaunas in years

Last few days produced one of the biggest news in Kaunas "monument construction" in nearly  30 years (in fact after the period of restoration of demoslihed prewar monuments). This time this could be monument "Vytis - warrior of freedom" by sculptor Arūnas Sakalauskas:

It seems that sculpture should be about 7 meters in height which will make it definetely the biggest sculpture built here in nearly 30 years. Initally intended to be built in Vilnius Lukiškės square but not won competition. It is unclear the peripetia of that competition but this case one more time proved that the more local intrigues are in Vilnius the more Kaunas wins. Its often good for us but the principle is bad ...