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Old street in Trakai

By LotaLota
Trakai city located approximately 17 miles from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius was first mentioned in year 1377 by Vigandas of Marburg in "Chronicle of New Prussia”. In the end of XIV century Kestutis begun to build new castle on the peninsula and about 1376 moved there. Later Duke Kestutis and his son Vytautas the Great built another castle in the largest Galves lake island. Historically, communities of Karaims, Tatars, Lithuanians, Russians, Jews and Poles lived here.

Tags: Street City Building Travel Church Old Architecture Heritage Lithuania Baltic Tourism Landscape and travel Trakai

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sturko 3 Sweden
9 Dec 2018 9:19AM
9 Dec 2018 12:44PM
Impressive dovetail joints on the wooden building!
A well taken and interesting capture, Jonas.

9 Dec 2018 1:49PM
formidable structures
Great image, very interesting write up
10 Dec 2018 7:12AM
Wonderful capture of this street. Well done Jonas.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
10 Dec 2018 11:19AM
have a RC WinkWinkWink

excellent work

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