Autumn Sunset

I am renting a room in a house in the Perkunas District in Kaunas.  This little neighborhood is at the east end of Laisvės Alėja on the other side of Ramybės (Peace) Park.  Perkunas means “thunder” and is also the name of the God of Thunder.  I’m not sure how such a quiet neighborhood, and apparently up-scale one according to my Kaunas friends, got such a name.

My room is kind of at mezzanine level (there is a raised basement below me) and it looks out over the garden.  The main living space of the house is on the second floor — I share the kitchen and bathroom upstairs and the landlady has a living room/dining room and two bedrooms.  This evening I watched the sunset from the upstairs as I was eating dinner.  Last night the sky was filled with pink clouds so this time I had my camera with me.  Unfortunately there were no clouds so the sky wasn’t as impressive, but here are a few photos of Perkunas rooftops at sunset.

Rooftops out the kitchen window

Orange sky at night, sailors' delight (as my dad always says)


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