Kaunas is the city of backyards. All buildings on the grand streets of the old town have ways into the backyard with all kind of other buildings. Always with a lot of buzzing and plenty of parked cars. Almost a city in the city.
Today, we met on the street one of the curators of the Kaunas Gallery, Donatas Stankevicius. He was kind enough to bring us to one of the most famous backyards. In the Jewish part of Kaunas, just a few houses past the old synagoge (which is in real need of some renovation), he showed us the backyard also now as the Jewish open air gallery. Already in between the two world wars, people used art to brighten up their surroundings and the successive tenants of these houses have sustained this tradition.