Monday Night Owls - 26 November 2018 - The tiny, self-declared Republic of Užupis
We read an article about the tiny, self-declared Republic of Užupis, located in the capital of Lithuania:
Vocabulary Top 10:
tongue in cheek - in a way that is not serious and that is meant to be funny
boast - to have something that is impressive
plinth - a block of stone or wood that is used as the base for a pillar, statue, etc.
juxtaposition - to place (different things) together in order to create an interesting effect or to show how they are the same or different
eclectic - including things taken from many different sources
Soviet bloc - the largely Communist countries of the eastern world, usually those in Eastern Europe and Asia aligned with the USSR in the Cold War era
endeavor - a serious effort or attempt
derelict - no longer cared for or used by anyone, neglected
decimated - to destroy a large number of (plants, animals, people, etc.)
encapsulate - to show or express the main idea or quality of (something) in a brief way
What do you think about Užupis?
Do you know of any other places in the world like this?
What would you include in the constitution if you created your own country?