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Vilnius -Apartments

 

This is a communist era block that has recently been refurbished under a scheme whereby the government pays 40% of the cost and the owners of the apartments take out a collective loan from the bank. The refurbishment has created closed instead of open balconies, new triple-glazed windows, and much better wall insulation.

 

Below (if I manage to get it in place!) is a nearby block that has not been refurbished.

 

 

Vilnius -Apartments

 

This is a communist era block that has recently been refurbished under a scheme whereby the government pays 40% of the cost and the owners of the apartments take out a collective loan from the bank. The refurbishment has created closed instead of open balconies, new triple-glazed windows, and much better wall insulation.

 

Below (if I manage to get it in place!) is a nearby block that has not been refurbished.

 

 

comments (5)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 16 Apr 2017, 01:43
I like your use of the twig filter, Tom.
Tom Wilson: A little used tool, Ray - perhaps Lightroom ought to introduce it smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Apr 2017, 06:55
Shows just what can be done Tom. The refurbished buildings look good and are probably a pleasure to dwell in
Tom Wilson: Indeed they are - depending upon how much the owner wants to invest in refurbishing the interior,
triple glazing, this is very new for me, Tom!
Tom Wilson: A single outer pane, an air (or perhaps xenon) gap of 2 cms, then an interior double-glazed pane - pretty well perfect sound and heat insulation smile Swedish windows also tend to be of this variety.
The bottom picture does show them looking very communist era, they do look much more modern in the upper picture.
Tom Wilson: They've been completely transformed, Brian!
Looks like it was worth it...

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