Menuo Juodaragis 2011

First of all - four photoshoots on the way, so be patient. :}}
These are the pictures from another festival, the last weekend of summer and it actually took place in the same place as Rock Nights that I posted pictures from before. The festival is called Menuo Juodaragis, (Black Horned Moon). It's a festival "of post-folklore, alternative music and contemporary Baltic culture" according to it's website.
I think it was one of the best festivals of this summer and maybe even one of the best ever, because the weather was just perfect, I met so many amazing people, so much happened and it was just.. magical. I even wrote poetry after it (and I haven't written anything but prose in a long time).
This is the fire of the opening ritual/ceremony.

Me in traditional Lithuanian folk robe. 

These are the same people and my friends that organize Romuva camp that I always go to. They're probably the main ritual folk ensemble in Lithuania and they organize a lot of Lithuanian feasts and do wedding, baptism ceremonies in the old Baltic way.

People (there were a lot of them) singing and dancing folk songs in three circles.

A LOT of things happened in the festival. This is what's left of the glasses after the night.

These two are my old friends and they are just beautiful people. They are a couple and they create wonderful music together with various weird instruments.

Listen to them if you want to feel a tiny bit of the festival mood.
First one has a really beautiful music video. :} aaah, I just want so much to be in it, on the wooden boat on the lake, dancing and singing around the bonfire...

And this one is just sooo fun (fun begins at 1:00), they're singing it in center of Vilnius, (capital of Lithuania) in the winter night.

summer diary

bits and pieces of my life. self-portraits and things around me, from this summer.
you can see the whole summer project here, in my facebook
when inspired by "The Dreamers" we built a huge tent in my living room
when Gintare slept over at our place

Moving out to London

It's hard to believe, but it's been a week since I moved to London. I'm living in university halls and so far I'm just happy (and just a tiny bit homesick..). I met so many lovely and beautiful people here, I think I will have some of the best times of my life here.:}
These pictures were taken during our halls welcome feast. I thought it will be something simple, but when I woke up I saw a huge carousel outside. There were a lot of other attractions, free food, free drinks, ice cream and even a caricaturist. Also I couldn't believe that the weather was this perfect the whole week, it was freezing in Lithuania.

Also, if someone is in London and would like to meet me, go out for some coffee, write me! :}}
My lovely flatmate Courteney. She's studying fashion.
On Saturday Yasmin and Courteney wanted to do a project for their fashion course (even though it hasn't even started), so we went around some houses that was meant to be demolished and took some photos.
Sophie liked this so much that she took it to her flat. We even went inside the building when some men said that we can, but it wasn't nice in there (various signs "Danger of Death" and terrible smell ;D).

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