Photo by Vincent Adelus Indian summer in Kaunas At the beginning of 2017, Kaunas was awarded the title of the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) for 2022. Together with various cultural organisations, artists and creatives, they develop a programme that they call the Contemporary Capital. Tandem Cultural Capitals participant Vincent Adelus has recently visited the city and brings us this photo story. Photo by Vincent Adelus Kaunas is a nice and quiet “second-city”, just like Esch sur Alzette is. I appreciated the architectural shape of the city, with an interesting tour provided by the ECOC Kaunas 2022. Photo by Vincent Adelus It explained me this bizarre big mix of buildings I saw, coming from different times and spaces : the major part of the center was builded in twenty years, taking examples form all over Europe. Photo by Vincent Adelus Photo by Vincent Adelus I felt it very charming, with a beautiful sunny and sweet weather all these days. Two remarquable facts: no dogs, no bikes – or a lot fewer than what I expected. Photo by Vincent Adelus For the artistic and cultural connexions, I met three theatres with which possible projects could be developed for 2022. Photo by Vincent Adelus Photo by Vincent Adelus One in particular was unexpected: a theatre project around Emmanuel Levinas, one of the greatest philosopher of the 20th century, who was born in Kaunas before living in France. Photo by Vincent Adelus This Levinas project around the question: “How do ideas come to a philosopher” and the concept of “Autrui, the Other Man” will be meaningful for the city as for the two ECOCs of Kaunas and Esch. Photo by Vincent Adelus Photo by Vincent Adelus May I write it: I felt somehow at home in Kaunas. Unexpected, isn’t it?