The Hill of Crosses

On a blistering winter’s day in December, where the winds blew fierce keeping the Lithuanian temperature at negative 20 degrees celsius, the Hill of Crosses came into view after a 2km walk down a narrow road. Thought to have had it’s origins in the 1831 uprising against the Russians, this hill has come to symbolize determination and unified strength. Peppered with an estimated 100,000 crosses and still standing strong after three attempts at bulldozing it down between 1961 and 1975, it is a place truly remarkable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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