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Lithuania: A Walking Tour of Vilnius

Photos by Stephen Hartshorne

 

Vilnius City HallVilnius 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 HallSculpture at City Hall.

 

 

The interior of the Church of the Holy SpiritThe interior of the Church of the Holy Spirit.

 

Grand Duke Gediminas, founder of VilniusGrand Duke Gediminas, founder of Vilnius.

 

Gediminas' TowerGediminas' Tower.

 

The Gate of DawnThe Gate of Dawn.

 

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