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Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

A small one day trip to Lithuania to visit world famous "Hill of Crosses". It's located just outside Lithuanian city "Saulai" and is about 40 km away from the Latvian border.

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Since I am living so close to Lithuania I just had to visit world famous Hill of Crosses which is located just 40 km away from the Latvian border.

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And here it is.

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Hill of Crosses, Lithuania.

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The exact number of crosses is unknown, but estimates put it at about 55,000 in 1990 and 100,000 in 2006. Hard to imagine how much it is now in 2012.

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It is believed that the first crosses were placed on the Domantai hill fort after the 1831 Uprising (Polish–Russian War).

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Now it is a good tradition to leave a cross if you visit this place so here is mine.

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Since we were in Lithuania we decided to continue our trip and visit Palanga as well.

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It wasn't the best weather that day but still you can feel summer spirit in the air.

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Pier in Palanga.

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Heading back home to Riga, Latvia.

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