Hill of Crosses 2
The Hill of Crosses is a site of pilgrimage near Šiauliai, in northern Lithuania. Over the centuries, not only crosses, but giant crucifixes, carvings of Lithuanian patriots, statues of the Virgin Mary and thousands of tiny effigies and rosaries have been brought here by Catholic pilgrims. The site was bulldozed three times by the Russians but despite this, the numbers of crosses ballooned. Today's estimates: 50,000.