The Happiest Place on Earth?
Wed 12 Jul 06 34 °C
First of all.... let me just say that there are no pictures in the entry. I can assure you that we have tried (and we have great pictures to share), but this computer is stupid and won't let me do it.
But anyways, I'm sure that you are all curious about "Stalin World", so let me tell you all about it. Theres a theme park here in Lithuania, just south of Vilnius, where a guy has gathered a whole bunch of old communist statues, and has displayed them. The place isn't actually called Stalin World, it's called Grutas Parkas, but the Lonely Planet called it that, and I like it (in a sadistic kind of way). It was actually quite interesting seeing these statues, and kind of creepy the way they had old soviet music blaring through the park. The highlight was 13 Lenins and 2 Stalins (pretty big too).
One thing that I found that was sort of wrong, is that in a section of the park, they had a big playground for kids, and a little farm with a few animals. A place like that shouldn't really be a happy place. It should have more of a museum feel to it.
Anyways, now we're back in Vilnius..... sort of. Our hostel is actually in a part of town that has been "claimed" as an independant republic. Pretty much what happened is that a bunch of artists, hippies and drunks got together and decided to do this. But it is quite cool, and has a whole constitution written on some plaques on a wall.
Man has the right to live by the River Vilnelė, while the River Vilnelė has the right to flow by man.
Man has the right to hot water, heating in winter and a tiled roof.
Man has the right to die, but it is not his obligation.
Man has the right to make mistakes.
Man has the right to individuality.
Man has the right to love.
Man has the right to be not loved, but not necessarily.
Man has the right not to be distinguished and famous.
Man has the right to be idle.
Man has the right to love and take care of a cat.
Man has the right to look after a dog till one or the other dies.
A dog has the right to be a dog.
A cat is not obliged to love its master, but it must help him in hardness.
Sometimes man has the right to be unaware of his duties.
Man has the right to be in doubt, but this is not his duty.
Man has the right to be happy.
Man has the right to be unhappy.
Man has the right to be silent.
Man has the right to have faith.
No one has the right to violence.
Man has the right to realize his negligibility and magnificence.
Man has the right to encroach upon eternity.
Man has the right to understand.
Man has the right to understand nothing.
Man has the right to be of various nationalities.
Man has the right to celebrate or not to celebrate his birthday.
Man shall remember his name.
Man may share what he possesses.
Man cannot share what he does not possess.
Man has the right to have brothers, sisters and parents.
Man is capable of independence.
Man is responsible for his freedom.
Man has the right to cry.
Man has the right to be misunderstood.
Man has no right to make another person guilty.
Man has the right to be personal.
Man has the right to have no rights.
Man has the right not to be afraid.
Do not defeat.
Do not figth back.
Do not surrender.
I think it's great.
That's about it for now. I promise I'll try to get the pictures as soon as possible.