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Lithuania: A Walking Tour of Vilnius

Photos by Stephen Hartshorne

 

Vilnius City Hall
Vilnius City Hall

 

Vilnius was founded in the 14th century by Gediminas, Grand Duke of Lithuania. According to legend, Gediminas had a dream about an iron wolf howling on a hill. He consulted a pagan priest, who told him the meaning of the dream: "The Iron Wolf represents a castle and a city which will be established by you on this site. This city will be the capital of the Lithuanian lands and the dwelling of their rulers, and the glory of their deeds shall echo throughout the world."

Today the city is a wonderland of magnificent architecture -- churches, cathedrals, castles, palaces, and majestic public buildings, centered around an enormous city hall square. Vilnius is also full of interesting shops, cafes and nightclubs, making it a celebrated destination for visitors from all over the world.

 


Sculpture at City Hall
Sculpture at City Hall

 

 

The interior of the Church of the Holy Spirit
The Church of the Holy Spirit

 

Grand Duke Gediminas, founder of Vilnius
Grand Duke Gediminas, founder of Vilnius

 

Gediminas' Tower
Gediminas' Tower

 

The Gate of Dawn
The Gate of Dawn

 

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