Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and its largest city. It is in the southeast part of Lithuania and is the second largest city in the Baltic states. Vilnius is the seat of the main government institutions of Lithuania and the Vilnius District Municipality.
Vilnius in the early 1990s
Before World War II, Vilnius was one of the largest Jewish centres in Europe. It is classified as a Gamma global city according to GaWC studies, and is known for the architecture in its Old Town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
These fascinating black and white photos were taken by Levas Žiriakovas that show street scenes of Vilnius in the early 1990s.
Cabbage, Vilnius, circa early 1990s
Church of St. Archangel Raphael, Vilnius, circa early 1990s