S and I near a restaurant in Nida (Lithuania) in May of 2004. The sign above our heads advertises “Svyturys” (“Lighthouse”), the most popular brand of Lithuanian beer. In most restaurants or bars in Lithuania that’s what you get if you order “a beer” without specifying what kind. That is, except in the places that don’t carry Svyturys at all due to contracts with competing brands (kinda like the Coke-Pepsi rivalry on a miniature scale).
That’s Curonian Lagoon in the background. The Curonian Spit peninsula separates it from the Baltic Sea.
Nida, Lithuania, May 2004