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Close up of the Hill of Crosses from 1998 in Lithuania

In 1998 my wife and I made a round-the-world holiday. I didn't want to do the usual stops through southern Europe, so we concentrated mostly on Northern and Eastern Europe.

 

My contact and friend, Rasa, in Lithuania had sent me a post card of the Hill of Crosses a few years prior to this trip and I knew at that moment I would have to make the trek there.

 

When we got there it was very cold and rianing. The crosses were clanking in the wind and there was definately a strong spiritual presence in this holy place. I took around 70 snaps, of which this is one of them.

 

I cannot begin to describe how wonderful a place this is. There were milllions of crosses from 2 cm high to two stories high. The craftsmanship in the carved crosses blew my away... one must make the trip there to even begin to get a feel of whatI am talking about. My photos and the weather that day do not do the place and experience justice.

 

Photograph by Damian Michaels (c) 1998

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