Friday, October 8, 2010

The Uzupis Angel

The guardian of the Uzupis Republic in Vilnius is the Uzupis Angel, made by Romas Valciauskas. It was erected in 2002 to symbolize the revival and artistic freedom of this district, which has been a common haunt of artists and bohemians since Soviet times, and even today many young artists are squatting in abandoned buildings near the river. The Angel is also a popular place for newly-wed to be photographed.