Aug 19, 2010

Lithuania Aerogramme

Bilhete Carta-Avião


The aerogramme shows the view of the Hill of Crosses. It is a site of pilgrimage about 12 km north of the city of Šiauliai, in northern Lithuania. It is believed that the first crosses were placed on the former Jurgaičiai or Domantai hill fort after the 183 Uprising.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 number of crosses is unknown, but estimates put it at about 55,000 in 1990 and 100,000 in 2006.

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