Lithuania, Vilnius Guide (B): Balancing on Spiky Heels in Vilnius Bell Tower

Balancing on Spiky Heels in Vilnius Bell Tower
One thing to remember, if you are planning a visit to Vilnius Cathedral Bell Tower, is NOT to wear spiky heeled boots.

You might think your high heels are like an extension of your legs and you cannot go anywhere on flats, but trust me on this, bring your ugly pair of runners or any other footwear that does not include pointed, high ends, because….

… it’s a vertical experience….

As you start with the first flight of stairs to reach the reception area, you might think it’s fine, nothing to worry about.

The next flight of winding narrow stairs seem somewhat less comfortable, but still, nothing you have not seen in the old towns across Europe before – uneven stone steps, winding up a narrow tube with tiny windows and massive stone walls.

But then you come to a point (oh, I don’t know, somewhere between 30 and 40 meters high) where you see this in front of you ….

…harrowingly steep, crooked and well worn wooden staircase….apparently parts of it surviving from the 19th century (oh why did it have to last that long?)…

It might be the first time ever that, for a moment, you’ll contemplate abandoning your expedition to see Vilnius from this newly opened vantage point, just because it all seems a small bit too iffy…

Up there, where the views are great, everything seems to be made of wood.

But if you overcome your sudden pang of fear and climb up, even if your knees feel somewhat shaky, you’ll be rewarded with this…

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Guide Name: Balancing on Spiky Heels in Vilnius Bell Tower
Guide Location: Lithuania » Vilnius
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Vilnius Cathedral Bell Tower  
Author: Vytene Laucyte
Read it on author's website: http://curioustovisit.com/on-heels-in-vilnius-bell-tower/