Still casting a shadow over the city the Great Duke himself
I have been visiting Lithuania for the best part of seven years and have taken hundreds (my colleague would argue thousands) of photographs of the White Cathedral and the statue of Gediminas in cathedral square. Gediminas (c.1275 – December 1341) was Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1315 or 1316 until his death.
He is credited with founding this political entity and expanding its territory which, at the time of his death, spanned the area ranging from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea. Also seen as one of the most significant individuals in early Lithuanian history, he was responsible for both erecting the capital of Lithuania, and the establishment of a dynasty that can be traced to other European monarchies such as Poland, Hungary and Bohemia.
Most of the photographs I have taken were done so during the day but one night (about midnight) I was making my way back to my hotel when I saw…
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