vyrud (vyrud) wrote,

Anykščiai - district center in the middle of Aukštaitija, part 3

Last part of my reports about Anykščiai. In this part we will go to the northern part of this town:

Back on the main square which in Anykščiai is called Baranausko street I took northern direction and went along Biliuno street. This street is also local commercial and administrative center.

First I went near several very simple individual houses:

Then you can find several small and straightforward modern buildings (from 1970s up to modern days and it is difficult to judge which of them are new and which were modernized):

I guess this is uncontrollable conversion of the former cinema :))

Several administrative buildings you can find further (including police, municipality, etc.). Some of them are simple red brick houses:

Main municipality house is a functionalistic building from 1930s:

Between those houses I found small company with the rare for such small towns occupation :)))

School building from 1950s:

The name of school incorporated in not a trivial way:

For comparison: going further from the center at the northern outskirts I found school building from 1970s:

The school has the name of writer Jonas Biliunas and here is his portrait:

Faceless building of sport school and leisure center:

On the very northern outskirt of Anykščiai is the hospital. This hospital is the last "monument" of socialist era. It's construction was started in 1988 and in 1990 has been frozen. It is obviously too bog for such town and district but in 1993-1995 it's construction has been finished:

My primary goal of the visit to the northern outskirts was the tomb of another writer who was a native of Anykščiai. This is Jonas Biliūnas (1879-1907). Having the left political orientation he was forced to leave Russian empire in early 1900s and died in then Austro-Hungary, in the small resort town Zakopane. He left testament with the desire to be buried in the native town. His desire can not be fulfilled nor before 1918, nor before 1940 due to the very bad Polish-Lithuanian relations. Only in 1954 he was reburied  with massive propaganda. Anyway this was one of the first turning points in Lithuanian-Polish relations.  The big monument has been erected here also. This is probably the single monument of such kind in Lithuania.

Coming closer:

The monument on the tomb itself:

The tomb showing that this is not simple monument:

The reburial has been done in 1954 and till 1990s there were no more signs that in the neighborhood there are another graves - victims of Holocaust:

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