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Old September 22nd, 2012, 11:26 PM   #1
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Classic Architecture of Lithuania

Classic architecture of Lithuania

This thread is about classic architecture buildings from gothic to classicism styles in current Lithuania.

Some words I would like to say of course about neo styles, but it will be later.

You can feel free, anyone can add your own or other not bad photos.

Arch. Styles in Lithuania

Gothic (from (XIII)XIV-XVI c.)
Renaissance(XVI-XVII)
Baroque (XVII-XVIII)
Classicism(XVIII-XIX)


Gothic,

Firstly about gothic castles in Lithuania

Trakai island castle
, built by famous lithuanian duke, not crowned Lithuania king Vytautas the Great in 1409. It was his main residence and most beautiful castle in all Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

After 1655 catastrphic war against russians, cossacks and sweds this castle was destroyed.

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Old September 22nd, 2012, 11:31 PM   #2
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Views from dungeon of castle









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Lithuanian river boat - vytinė



Trakai castle in XIX c.



Ruins of Trakai catle in 1860.

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Old September 23rd, 2012, 05:14 PM   #3
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I don't think there is such a thing as a distinctively "Lithuanian" classical architecture. Perhaps, the only thing that could be called so are those numerous baroque era wooden churches in Samogitia, that are quite unique.

If you don't mind Depeched, i'll just jump straight to them.


For those of you, who have no idea what Samogitia is:

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Old September 23rd, 2012, 05:15 PM   #4
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Town of Alsėdžiai

Church of Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary

Built in 1793


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/66485377



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Old September 23rd, 2012, 05:23 PM   #5
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Village of Beržoras

Church of Saint Bishop Stanislaus


Built in 1746


http://aerofotovideo.lt/pilnos-rezoliucijos-nuotraukos



http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaizdas...eview_left.jpg



http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...urch_front.jpg
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 05:36 PM   #6
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Town of Plateliai

Church of Saint Apostles Peter and Paul

Built in 1744


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/75198458



http://www.panoramio.com/photo/43875446
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 05:44 PM   #7
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Town of Tryškiai

Church of Holly Trinity

Built in 1751



http://www.panoramio.com/photo/3628418



http://fotokudra.lt/img.php?img=328787
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Town of Varniai

Church of Saint Alexander


Built in 1764



http://www.panoramio.com/photo/64775372



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Town of Seda

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary


Built in 1770



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http://www.panoramio.com/photo/64776554



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Village of Lioliai

Church of Saint Apostles Simon and Jude


Built in 1768



http://www.panoramio.com/photo/36719751



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Town of Skaudvilė

Church of Saint Cross


Built in 1797


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/77891065


There's a whole lot more of them, but i don't see a reason in opening floodgates to them all here, as i think that you get the point.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 02:51 AM   #12
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Not only in Samogitia. Don't forget about churches in Aukštaitija region.
Like this one in Palūšė, what was put on Lithuanian money and is the oldest surviving wooden church in Lithuania.

wiki

The church on Lithuanian money.

wiki

Labanoras church.

wiki

Also, there are (or were) more unique Lithuanian style buildings like wooden synagogues.
Gothic tserkvas - Orthodox churches are quite unique phenomenon, as they there built, using Gothic style (Catholic style), but remodeled (adopted) to fit Orthodox needs. Of course, this is more regional thing, not only Lithuanian, but of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and was designated for Ruthenian people of the Duchy.
We should not forget, that there were distinctive regional architectural schools - Vilnian Baroque is very different from the Polish, Austrian or German Baroque.
Few examples of regional Vilnian Baroque School.

Basilian Gates, Vilnius.

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Missionary church, Vilnius - the finest example of Vilnian Baroque school.

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St. Catherine church, Vilnius.

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Beautiful churches!
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Old September 26th, 2012, 01:57 PM   #14
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Thanks for comments add photos

I continue with gothic castles

Trakai has two castles:

Island castle
Peninsular castle

Peninsular castle built in end of XIV c. by Grand Duke Kęstutis









View from ruins to Užutrakis manor













View of castle in XIV-XV c.















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Old October 1st, 2012, 08:57 PM   #15
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Castles of Lithuania

CASTLES

As I know there are left these castles or remains of it:

Vilniaus (Gedimino) pilis (Middleages)
Žemutinė pilis (Valdovų rūmai) XVI c.
Trakų pilis (Middleages)
Trakų pusiasalio pilis (Middleages)
Kauno pilis (Middleages)
Medininku pilis (Middleages)
Biržų pilis (Bastionic XVI c.)

Other castles from XVI - XVIII (residence)


Raudondvario pilis

Panemunės pilis
Raudonės pilis
Siesikų pilis
Norviliškių pilis
Tauragės pilis

Disappearanced castles, left just a mounds, or tiny remains.

Klaipėdos pilis
Dubingių pilis
Pilaitės pilis
Rokantiškių pilis
Liškiavos pilis
Platelių ežero salos pilis (?)
Eišiškių pilis
Baltadvario pilis
Kruonio pilis
Lapiu pilis

Other castles were wooden, there are a lot of castle (wooden) mounds in Lithuania.

Other castles which built by dukes of Lithuania, aslo still exist in current territory of Belarus, Ukraine.

A few:

Gardino pilis (Belarus)
Nesvyžiaus pilis (Belarus)
Krėvos pilis (Belarus)
Naugarduko pilis (Belarus)
Lydos pilis (Belarus)
Myro pilis (Belarus)
Lucko pilis (Ukraine)

Later about estates..

Some views of Vilnius castles (reconstruction)

XIII c.


XIV-XV c.




XV-XVIc.


XVIc.




Trakai castles in XIV-XV c.



Medininkai castle

XIV-XVc.

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Old October 1st, 2012, 09:06 PM   #16
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Medininkai Castle built in XIV c.

Reconstruction of castle


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This castle very simmilar to Lyda in current Belarus castle which also built at a same time


http://www.belarus.by/relimages/000743_540902.jpg
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 08:23 PM   #17
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Just have a look at the snap of architecture...it's really awesome. i like it so much. Thank you so much...
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Thanks,

Kaunas castle, first time mentioned in XIV c.


http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/p...m/50897424.jpg

This castle was destroyed several times

Ruins in interwar


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Reconstructions








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Old October 6th, 2012, 10:00 PM   #19
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Gothic churches in Lithuania

First gothic church in Lithuania was built in Vilnius in 1320 by German merchants , at time when Lithuania was still pagan.


http://www.eparodos.mb.vu.lt/vilnius.../dideli/11.jpg


http://www.fotobankas.lt/photos/381/....watermark.jpg

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Old October 6th, 2012, 11:09 PM   #20
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Those timber Churches are absolutely beautiful. How authentic are they? I mean are they complete reconstructions or merely restorations?
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