When I first arrived in Kaunas at the end of January, the city was wet, dark, and dormant with winter. Now, in spring, Kaunas is bright and alive. The built environment of the city is filled-in, integrated into the natural environment as if the two are woven together. The city has become fabric: the warp of street and structure is threaded through the weft of river and wood so tightly that it can be difficult to distinguish one from the other.
Being from Florida, where the seasons offer little in the way of variation, I have never seen a spring so pronounced and drastically different from the winter that preceded as I have in Lithuania. In this blog, I wanted to use color to convey a sense of change. As you’ll see, the photos are not necessarily in seasonal order, but rather have been ordered to allow color to emerge in the same way that spring emerged here in Kaunas.