Monday, June 22, 2009

Kryžių Kalnas

Hill of Crosses, Šiauliai, Lithuania
Hill of Crosses, Šiauliai
Lithuania, September 1996

6 comments:

Jacob said...

Good God! I've never seen anything like this! What's it all about? Death and dying?

Fabulous but frightening photo!

Vogon Poet said...

Hill of Crosses (Wikipedia):
Most recently, the site took on a special significance during the years 1944-1990, when Lithuania was occupied by the Soviet Union. Continuing to travel to the Hill and leave their tributes, Lithuanians used it to demonstrate their allegiance to their original identity, religion and heritage. It was a venue of peaceful resistance, although the Soviets worked hard to remove new crosses, and bulldozed the site at least three times (including attempts in 1963 and 1973).

Regina said...

Excellent shot.

Jacob said...

Thanks, VP...for the info. Most interesting!

cieldequimper said...

Amazing jumble. And historically important. In a completely different way it reminds me of Prague's jewish cemetary.

m_m said...

Indeed, just amazing place.