Greta on Green Spaces
Next up to take the Instagram reigns this February was our lovely Greta, who provided us with another insight into all things edge!
I love and admire towns and cities that have a unique design, as well as offering a variety of experiences, activities and exciting places to explore – both as a local and as a visitor. In my opinion, my hometown of Palanga is exactly that kind of place. It’s vibrant and exciting with a lot to offer – and a good example of great urban design, where a combination of traditional and contemporary architecture work together in harmony.
The town is full of vibrant and attractive outdoor spaces with beautiful landscaping and lighting. Palanga is also the busiest summer resort in Lithuania, attracting tourists who come to enjoy the sandy beaches and vibrant atmosphere. There are plenty of bars and cafés on the beach to enjoy during the day that come night-time, transform into a place for people to gather and enjoy the evening looking out over the sea. The town is also full of small parks and squares, as well as a large botanical garden with a palace and museum tucked away inside.
Palanga encourages connectivity through walking and cycling, with picturesque footpaths and cycle trails weaving their way through woodland and alongside the beach leading straight into the town. Recently the town’s main street has been transformed into a two-way cycle route, with only one side of the road left for cars. This initiative has been really successful and helped to promote more sustainable transport methods in the town as well as reducing traffic.
Written by Greta