Lithuania

Palanga, Lithuania: Sunset on the Baltic Sea

Palanga, Lithuania: Sunset on the Baltic Sea

Palanga, Lithuania is a small resort town on the Baltic coast. We spent our final days in Lithuania here.

Klaipėda, Lithuania: Wooden Door

Klaipėda, Lithuania: Wooden Door

A door inside of a courtyard in the old town of Klaipėda, Lithuania.

Klaipėda, Lithuania: The Watchtower

Klaipėda, Lithuania: The Watchtower

Klaipėda, Lithuania. Almost the opposite view of yesterday's photo, but this time looking north from the breakwater up the beach along the Baltic Sea.

Yes, I really really really wanted to climb it.

Klaipėda, Lithuania: Sea Port

Klaipėda, Lithuania: Sea Port

The last few days of our trip to Lithuania were spent in various places along the Baltic coast, mainly around Klaipėda.

Looking back towards the port of Klaipėda, this photo was taken from one of the breakwaters where the shipping channel from the Kuršių Marios (Curonian Lagoon) enters the Baltic Sea.

Standing at the Gates of Hell

Standing at the Gates of Hell

So there I was...standing at the Gates of Hell on Raganų Kalnas (The Hill of Witches) in Juodkrantė, Lithuania.....

Mosėdis, Lithuania: Rocks and Flowers

Mosėdis, Lithuania: Rocks and Flowers

I mentioned before that Mosėdis, Lithuania is known for its rocks and beautiful landscaping. Everywhere you look, there rocks arranged various gardens and public spaces. Not really many sculptures or anything like that, but just big, heavy, interestingly-shaped rocks all over the place. Works very well with all the flowers and other natural landscaping.

I really enjoyed being there. I'd love to go back and walk or bike around while exploring the town.

Vilnius, Lithuania: Gedimino Pilis

Vilnius, Lithuania: Gedimino Pilis

One more photo from Vilnius, Lithuania last year. This is Gedimino Pilis (Gediminas Castle), part of the Vilnius Castle Complex.

I'm posting this today because it's March 11th, the 20th anniversary of Lithuanian Independence Day. In 1990, the Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania voted unanimously to re-establish independence from the USSR, who had occupied Lithuania since 1940.

Mosėdis, Lithuania has the nicest sidewalks

Mosėdis, Lithuania has the nicest sidewalks

Jen and Saulius on a sidewalk in Mosėdis, Lithuania. This is probably the nicest sidewalk I've ever walked down, and the photo doesn't really show it off as well as I would like. It's actually at a lower grade than the road, and separated by huge rocks (some covered in moss) and all kinds of trees and flowers. Sort of like walking down a fairy-tale forest pathway.

I could just imagine having something as nice as this in our own 'hood.

Mosėdis, Lithuania: Blue Bike

Mosėdis, Lithuania: Blue Bike

Another bike leaned up against the veterinary pharmacy in Mosėdis, Lithuania.

See also: Red Bike and Green Bike.

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