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Hill of Crosses,

By LotaLota
Hill of Crosses, (Lithuanian: Kryžių kalnas) is a site of pilgrimage in northern Lithuania. The precise origin of the practice of leaving crosses on the hill is uncertain, but it is believed that the first crosses were placed on the former Jurgaičiai or Domantai hill fort after the 1831 Uprising.Over the generations, not only crosses and crucifixes, but statues of the Virgin Mary, carvings of Lithuanian patriots and thousands of tiny effigies and rosaries have been brought here by Catholic pilgrims. There are more than 200 thousand crosses on the Hill of Crosses. The Italian "Corriere della Sera" newspaper has included a cross-stoned mound in the list of the world's most mundane places.

Tags: Sky Summer Landscape Nature Blue Field Grass Green Catholic Christ Crosses Landscape and travel

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Lot of crosses with great sky. Well done Lonas.
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11 Jul 2019 8:49AM
interesting shot


Jan
11 Jul 2019 8:52AM
looks somewhat eerie to me
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2019 1:08PM
Fascinating looking place Jonas.
Peter
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15 47 13 United States
11 Jul 2019 6:05PM
A curious custom--- I am glad it is permitted and maintained!
davyskid 2 2 Scotland
11 Jul 2019 9:25PM
Great shot Jonas SmileSmile
Davy
Crikey it’s an absolutely amazing how many they have managed to plant over the years it’s a wonder there is room to walk safely

Superb

Carole
18 Jul 2019 5:17AM
Wow I have never seen anything like this , great shot and text Jonas
Cheers Walt

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