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Photo exhibition about the US Capitol to be presented at Seimas

BC, Vilnius, 21.06.2012.Print version

A photo exhibition entitled The US Capitol throughout the Year by Diana Garbacauskiene and Leonas Garbacauskas, dedicated to the Independence Day of the United States of America, will be presented at the Exhibition Gallery of Lithuanian Seimas, Building II, on 22 June 2012, at 14.00 p.m., informs LETA/ELTA.

 

The exhibition will be presented by MP Emanuelis Zingeris, Chairman of the Seimas Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Seimas Group for Interparliamentary Relations with the United States of America, and Ms Nina Murray, Cultural Atache of the Embassy of the United States in Lithuania, the Seimas' office reports.

 

The authors of the exhibition are Diana Garbaciauskiene and Leonas Garbaciauskas. The photographers spent the period of 2009-2011 in one of the most important world capitals – Washington, US. They had an opportunity to repeatedly visit the most important institution of the city – the U.S. Capitol for the purposes of both work and leisure.

 

"We saw this majestic historical building during different seasons and at different times of the day. For us, Lithuanians, the U.S. Capitol is an icon of freedom and democracy arising from the old gloomy Soviet times. Many children whose parents and grandparents were listening to the radio programme Voice of America were then wondering where that America was located and what its capital city was. The answer to the question was Washington with its symbol the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building. Therefore, the opportunity to spend a few years in Washington viewing this symbol every day made us plunge into reverie each time and try to immortalise the memory of this symbol from our Lithuanian perspective," said the authors presenting their exhibition.

 

The display of the exhibition The US Capitol throughout the Year coincides with the commemoration of the 21st anniversary of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and the United States of America.





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