Our tour guide instructed us that breakfast will be served at 6:30 am. We had our hotel that time in the vicinity of Klaipeda, a city in Lithuania which is situated at the mouth of Dane River, the river that flows to the Baltic Sea. Our bus will be leaving at around 7:45 am going to Riga, the capital city of Latvia.
On our way to Riga, we had a short sightseeing in this famous sight of Lithuania, the so called Berg der Kreuze as called by Germans or the Hill of Crosses. It is not actually a hill but I guess became a hill of crosses because you can see thousands of crosses, giant crucifixes, statues of Virgin Mary and thousands of rosaries and tiny effigies brought by Catholic pilgrims.
I can't understand my feelings as I walked to that Hill of Crosses. It is a site of pilgrimage located around 12 km north of the city of Siauliai in northern Lithuania.
There was a story that our tour guide had shared to us while we were on our way to the Hill of Crosses. I want to share it in my incoming post. Watch it out. For now, just marvel your eyes with these images I took from Hill of Crosses. It was truly worth a trip.
|The Hill of Crosses near Siauliai, Lithuania. If I am not mistakenly heard our tour guide, there are about a million crosses now in this area. Amazing!|
|I really marveled the numbers of the crosses, crucifixes, rosaries and other religious Catholic symbols in the Hill of Crosses.|