The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

The Hill of Crosses

on January 1, 2014

postcards1_2_2_2This amazing card comes from Rita in Lithuania and was sent from a mini postcrossing meet up. It shows the Hill of Crosses in the north of the country. A pilgrimage site thought to date back to the 1831 Uprising, but added to every day. In 1900 there were 130 crosses on the site, but by 2006 it was estimated that there were 100,000, even taking into account some (very sad) Soviet destruction in the 1960s and 1970s. It has now even been visited by the Pope and declared a place of peace and hope. Beautiful. Thank you Rita.

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One response to “The Hill of Crosses

  1. Wow, this really looks stunning! Great card

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