Stockholm- A Culture Capital

Stockholm- A Culture Capital
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Baltic Series: Hill of Crosses

My last stop before leaving Lithuania for Latvia was The Hill of Crosses. This hill is a few kilometers outside of the city Siauliai. The hill began in the 1800’s but began to grow and be covered in crucifixes in response to the Soviet repression of religion. People from all over the country would erect crosses at the sight and it grows every year. Many families have their own cross and will add other small crosses or crucifixes with their children as their family grows. Currently there are thousands of crosses at the relatively small sight but the effect is impressive. If you are only going to Lithuania once, it is something you should take the time to see.

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