Vilnius - Cathedral Square.
Lithuanians were the last to convert to Christianity in Europe, yet the country is full of churches. Vilnius Cathedral is probably the most important - it is built on a place where once the thunder god was worshipped. Inevitably, it has been destroyed several times, and during the Soviet occupation its three saints were destroyed. Replicas were placed on the roof only in 1996. What's more: the Cathedral didn't even function as such, but instead it was used as a gallery to protect it against possible Soviet action. The paintings are still there, and visiting the Cathedral is like visiting a curious museum. Wonder at the paintings while people around you kneel and pray. The main attraction inside is St Casimirs chapel, an ancient duke.
The Cathedral and its square, and the belfry tower close to it, are now an important meeting point for Lithuanians. It is here that young couples meet for a date, that people head for the Old Town, and also here that small markets are held at times. For the visitor, it is the obvious starting point for a walk in the city or up Gediminas Hill behind it.
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Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-03-03 4:22
Very impressive capture! the high quality nad the clarity are just excellent! great blue sky in BG..superb shot..well seen and well taken.
siudzi (27707) 2012-03-03 4:27
Fajne zdjęcie. Biała katedra pokazana na tle niebieskiego nieba wygląda czarująco. Pielgrzymi sprawiają, że ten plac tętni życiem.
PaulVDV (17243) 2012-03-03 4:34
Excellent capture of the white cathedral and its beautiful belfry tower. When I visited Vilnius, this tower was under construction. Too bad for my pictures.
On the bright day you took the picture both buildings stood out wonderfully against the blue sky.
You also captured well that busy atmosphere on the square in front of the cathedral.
Best regards, Paul
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-03-03 8:47
Hi my friend
Free view with a good color combination and a good
registration place well depicted
Sonata11 (31229) 2012-03-03 10:21
pierkne zdjecie z Wilna. Piekna kompozycja w pionowym formacie. Podoba mi sie architektura tego kosciola, wspaniale pokazana jego architektura. Widac jak tlum ludzi zwiedza to przepiekne miejsce. Podoba mi sie bardzo wykonanie. Super. Gratulacje.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milego WE,
jurek1951 (37040) 2012-03-03 10:57
pieknie prezetuje sie ta katedra na tle niebieskiego nieba,super kontrast,pozdrawiam
chrisostomou (568) 2012-03-03 16:18
one more excellently made composition! a crystal clean scenery full of sharp details…great strong colors , magnificent light management …with a fantastic blue sky! well done and thanks for sharing!
adores (30817) 2012-03-03 16:33
Good shot! I like the contrast between the white buildings and the beautiful polarised sky! The cloud is perfect there and the people around add much life!
danos (78112) 2012-03-04 0:03
nice the view of the Cathedral square with all these visitors to visit the place this brilliant day.I like the contrast of the colours,the light management, as the clarity of the image.
Have a good day,Danos
Graal (92158) 2012-03-04 0:17
powrot do Wilna widze. Ladna katedra, widac krotko po odnowieniu. Dobry pionowy kadr (wieze chyba troche prostowales)i ostrosc. Solidna nota.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-03-05 7:42
An amazing shot of the cathedral with the belfry tower next to it. Beautiful color contrast between the white and the blue sky. The people add dynamism to the image. The image is very sharp with bright colors and atmosphere.
Angshu (52890) 2012-03-07 5:31
Nice picture of the square, especially with the lovely cathedral & the belfry tower against the deep blue sky. Like the slight distrotion on account of the wide lens
JFS (32453) 2012-03-12 23:06
Crystal clear image of this beautiful church with a sense of motion provoked by this wave of turists. Great POV and colors. Thanks Krzysztof!
tedesse (24000) 2012-03-18 12:39
Fantastyczny kadr, super ostrosc i kolory.
Interesujaca notka opisujaca katedre p.w. swietych Stanislawa i Wladyslawa.Piekna ta wolnostojaca dzwonnica z zegarem.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (76958)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-04
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya HMC SUPER UV M77
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-03 4:14