Sunday, June 7, 2009

Churche of St. Theresa, Gates of the Basilian Monastery, Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius is the largest city and the capital of Lithuania. It is the seat of the Vilnius city municipality and of the Vilnius district municipality. It is also the capital of Vilnius County. Currently Vilnius is the European Capital of Culture of 2009 together with Linz, Austria.
Although Vilnius is known as a Baroque city, there are examples of Gothic (e.g. St Anne's Church), Renaissance, and other styles. Their combination is also a gateway to the historic centre of the capital. Owing to its uniqueness, the Old Town of Vilnius was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994.

2 comments:

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault June 27, 2009 at 7:01 AM  

Abishek,
Thank you so much for taking part in your first Festival of Postcards. I hope you decide to enter again in July when our theme will be SIGNS.

If you want your readers to be aware that you had an entry in the Main Street festival, you may want to add a Festival logo and/or Festival link to this post. If that's something you want to do then you can find them at the bottom of the Main Street Festival here:
http://acanadianfamily.com/2009/06/24/a-festival-of-postcards-2nd-ed-main-street/
Thanks again,
Evelyn in Montreal

Sheila June 27, 2009 at 11:04 AM  

Thank you for fixing the problem with commenting! :)

This is a beautiful card and it shows why the old town is a Unesco site. I hadn't known how attractive it was.

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