The book is comprised of photographs of Vilnius from the 19th–21st century, and written references to the city, the earliest of which is a letter by Gediminas dated 1323.
Vytautas Augustinas, Arūnas Baltėnas, Alfonsas Budvytis, Jan Bułhak, Tyburcy Chodżko, Józef Czechowicz, Roman Loranc, Alter Kacyzne and many others all photographed the same streets, churches, squares, districts and panoramas. Their works are grouped here according to subject and a certain aesthetic logic. Alongside them are essays on Vilnius (Tomas Venclova, Czeslaw Milosz); travelogues, beginning in the time of Adam Honor Kirkor; recollections (Lucy S. Dawidowicz, Alfred Doblin, Joseph Frank etc.); travel impressions (Keith Chesterton, Anna Dostoyevskaya etc.); letters (Žemaitė, George Forster etc.); excerpts, and verse, all dedicated to Vilnius.
The foreword includes text in the languages of the inhabitants of Vilnius – Lithuanian, Polish, Latin, Yiddish, Russian, and Byelorussian.
Compiled by Isaac Zibuts and Raimondas Paknys
Text chosen and edited by Audra Kairienė
Hard cover, slipcase
Print 5×5, 250×320 mm, 360 p.