Stone by road

Šilėnai hiking

Šilėnai is a small village located in a western part of Vilnius region a right side of Neris river.

SlipperThis riverside of Neris is polluted by garbage, especially after winter. Rubber slipper hung on a branch.

IMG_1284_01Some animal skull.

IMG_1285A part of packaging of some sort of Beko home appliance.

IMG_1307 Beavers dammed spring which turned into this pond named “eye”.IMG_1313The dam itself.

IMG_1320 Spring signs.IMG_1332_01The spring from a dam then meanders through forest and fields.

IMG_1366Those fields are somehow polluted by oils.

IMG_1369 Outer part of Šilėnai village.IMG_1378According to wiki, village population in 30 years decreased twice and probably this abandoned house is a result.
IMG_1384Wooden church built on 1725 m.

IMG_1385That’s what is left of a full beer can when it is driven over.

IMG_1388Northern side of the village.

Backstage graffiti

Rehabilitation center “Aušveita”

Abandoned center in one very nice place, surrounded by pine forests near Neris river.

Fire hydrant doorFire hydrant door, with a phone number.

Metal construction decoSuch metal and wood construction connecting two buildings acts as a decoration.

MattressOld mattress. Distanced part of this center is inhabited as smoking chimney can be seen through window.

Fluorescent lampsFluorescent lamp leftovers.

Hanger still lifeHanger still life.

Rotten roomBadly rotten room.

Document storageAs usual in such abandoned places – document storage, probably containing sensitive data.

West side building interiorThis west side building first floor also seen better days.

Corridor to kitchenCorridor leading to emptied kitchen.

Boarded doorsBoarded doors.

Empty stair hallEmpty stair hall creates strong echoes.

Tiles ripped offTiles ripped off.


Hotel facade

Hotel “Saulės Žiedas”


This hotel was once luxurious, but now only ruins remain.

Old bookletOld booklet showing visit prices and hotel interior intact.

Account papersOld account papers with a date of 1988.

Frost in a basementBasement walls are covered with frost.

Light through open broken windowLight falling through open, broken window.

Furniture turned overFurniture turned over.

DieSome form of graffiti which translates “Die”.

Lone armchairLone armchair.

Main hall upwards

Main hall looking upwards. This is a central part of a building.

Main hall downwards

Same hall from the second floor.

Remains of a kitchemThere is very little left of a kitchen.

Hotel stairway

Littered stairway.

Cable thief tracesCable thief traces.

Face graffitiFace graffiti in other stairway.

Bathroom tilingThis once was a very nice bathroom.

Torn wallIt looks like the Wolverine was here,

Graffiti paintingStrange graffiti painting near balcony door.

Laid down doorsLaid down door missing a number.

Pedobear stencilPedobear stencil.

Burned homeworkBurned homework.

Instructive graffitiThe instructive graffiti on the right translates to “work all year to spend one week at a seaside”.

Small green walled windowSmall green walled window.

Furniture labelFurniture label “Recreation furniture set”.


Military and Transport Museum

It is becoming an annual tradition to go to the same places we visited last year. This includes Vilnius military museum which is free to visit now and has some new exhibits.Truck with a tankTruck with a same tank of which I took a photo last year.

MAZ emblemMilitary MAZ truck emblem.

Mobile radarsA couple of new exhibits – mobile radars. The marks on the ground show that they have just arrived.

Aiming mechanismThe front end of some sort of aiming mechanism, probably taken out of military ship.


Second and a last tank in this museum. Looking at its fairly good  condition I wonder if it would be able to participate in a battle.

Stop signalsStop signals of an APC (armored personnel carrier).

Glass labelSome sort of glass labeling.

Overgrown turn signalOvergrown turn signal.

APC engine bayEngine bay of an APC.

Pneumatic filterPneumatic filter on some truck.

Mrecedes Benz 911Side view of a Mercedes Benz 911 truck bonnet.

FlammableLabel of flammable cargo on a tanker truck.

Rear axleRear axle of some truck.

TrempexVolvo glass.


Broken mirrorSplit side mirror and other exhibits in background.

Custom deluxeCustom deluxe interior of a military Chevrolet C/K third gen.

Volvo badgeVolvo badge.

Žilvinas Titenis photography