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  1. 1.   Presented by Matrynas Bacevičius 2013 11 05 Kaunas, Lithuania
  2. 2.  Im 14 years old and I live in Kaunas. I am at 8 grade at music school and “Vyturys” school. I am proffesional pianist.  I’ve won “Grand Prix” in Italy and three first places in Germany and a lot of more.  In golf, I’ve won Third places three times.
  3. 3.  I construct “Lego” bricks  I like fishing  I play the piano  I like skiing  I love playing football  I realy like playing basketball  I like play computer game “Minecraft”  I like riding bicycle  I love playing golf
  4. 4.  I study at Kaunas “Vyturys“ school.  Only this school, works the purposeful arts education programs and poverty with music.  My school building in three high.  It has sport stadium.
  5. 5. Kaunas was first mentioned in written sources in 1361 in the chronicle of Wigand of Marburg, when the Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights isued an order to gather information about castle, built on the bank of the Neris River, as preparation for an assault.
  6. 6. The rise and prosperity of Kaunas are associated with the river waterways, which were an important trade artery for the Vikings during the 8th to 12th centuries.
  7. 7. Kaunas is the second largest city in Lithuania, located in the centre of country at the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers, the Nemunas and the Neris, surrounded by the hills of Žaliakalnis (literally: Green Hill), Aleksotas and Šilainiai. The hart of Kaunas city is Laisvės alėja (literally: Liberty avenue)- one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe (1621 meters- long)
  8. 8.  One of the symbols of Kaunas city is the Town Hall often called the White Swan because of its white colour and graceful forms.  It was the most ornate Town Hall in the territory of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.  It construction began in 1542.  The Town Hall is now the Wedding Palace with the exhibition of the Museum of Ceramics in the basemant.
  9. 9.  The Gothic and Renaissance buildings are the greatest adornment of the city and the impressive complexes of Baroque Architecture buildings have become centres of attraction within the city’s surroundings.  The old town of Kaunas has retained the structure of a medieval city.  The oldest public tranportation in Kaunas is the horse- drawn tram line from Town Hall to the railway station began in 1887.
  10. 10. The architectural monuments are situated around the Town Hall:  St. Francis Xavier (Jesuit) Church with the monastery buildings  Merchant’s houses  Post office  The old city chemist’s shop  Zabiela family house The buildings are full of love, patriotism and life stories.
  11. 11.  Kaunas is a cradle of basketball. BC “Žalgiris” from Kaunas is the oldest and the most successful men’s basketball club in Lithuania.  The very first official basketball game in Kaunas was held in 1922 and the sports became extremely popular when Lithuanian won the European basketball championship held in Riga in 1937.
  12. 12. Arvydas Sabonis, the brightest basketball star in Lithuania played for “Žalgiris”. Also played:  Saulius Štombergas  Valdemaras Chomičius  Rimas Kurtinaitis  Sergėjus Jovaiša  Eurelijus Žukauskas  Gintaras Einikis  Algirdas Brazys  Dainius Šalenga
  13. 13.  Kaunas Sports Hall was built in 1939 and it’s the first arena in Europe built specially for basketball.  The new “Žalgiris” Arena, built for the 2011 European Basketball Championship, is the largest indoor arena in the Baltic States.
  14. 14. Photo Martynas Bacevičius
  15. 15. Lithuania was first mentioned in 1009 in Qedlinburg annals. Mindaugas became the Grand Duke of Lithuania at about 1240 and was baptised with his family in 1253. At the end of XIVth - and the beginnning of the XV century Lithuania became one of the most powerful states in the Eastern Europe.
  16. 16. Last summer I’ve been to Molėtai with my class. We’ve been to Observatory of celestial bodies observation. We saw a real meteorit and a lot of ancient teleskope’s. The sky was cloudy so we couldn’t see celestial bodies. Photo Martynas Bacevičius
  17. 17.  Rubbe is a unique product for the electric bicycles market. It is an all-included system which can be mounted on a bicycle.  It is a friction drive module for most standard bicycles on the market.  25 km/h top speed and 25 km range make this a perfect solution for daily commuters.
  18. 18.  Lit-Sat 1 is a first Lithuanian satellite, built in Kaunas univesrity of tehcnology.  It will play the first Lithuanian space exploration.  It conducted the first Lithuanian exploration.  Test technologies developed in Lithuanian.  It will test alternative energy sources in extreme terms.
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  20. 20.   Hope to see You soon in Kaunas! Martynas Bacevičius