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Old December 21st, 2012, 10:02 AM   #181
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An interesting church in Biržai town, that represents both Late Baroque and Classical styles. Architect - Cesare Anighini from Florence.
The church was built on donations by Jonas Tiškevičius.

http://fmf.vgtu.lt


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Inside.

www.apievestuves.lt


Memorial plate to Tiškevičius (1868) inside the church.

www.selonija.ltwww.ziemgala.lt

In this tiny town of just 15 000 inhabitants,there is a palace, a castle and one more church (there were more churches, synagogues, kenesa,
mosque, but destroyed by soviets).

Palace of Biržai.

http://www.efoto.lt/node/833039

Castle: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=104

One of the oldest artificial lake (created in the end of the 16th c.) in Europe in Biržai is part of the castle defense system:

ittinklalapis.webatu.com

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Old December 21st, 2012, 02:19 PM   #182
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Small Tytuvėnai town (pop. 2500) is well-known because of its Bernardine monastery and church complex - one of the most impressive not only in Lithuania, but also within the region.
The buildings are built in Gothic and Baroque styles, there are authentic frescoes inside the complex.
It retains unique atmosphere of the middle ages.

http://www.efoto.lt/node/819610


http://www.efoto.lt/node/468137


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Old December 21st, 2012, 02:29 PM   #183
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http://www.efoto.lt/node/224205

Inside of the monastery.

http://www.efoto.lt/node/368922

Frescoes.

http://www.efoto.lt/node/116634


http://www.efoto.lt/node/121044


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Old December 21st, 2012, 02:39 PM   #184
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Inside of the church. Just look at it!!!








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Old December 22nd, 2012, 01:08 PM   #185
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Simple village in Lithuania - Palėvenė (pop. 60).

http://www.efoto.lt/node/280228



http://www.efoto.lt/node/107061

Look at the church of simple village!
The church was built in 1676 and slightly altered in the XVIII c. There is a monastery nearby.

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http://www.efoto.lt/user/5019/nuotraukos


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Winter road to Palėvenė village.

http://www.efoto.lt/node/142780
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 01:24 PM   #186
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Another simple village in Lithuania - Salakas (pop. 450).
The church was designed by an architect from Riga - Ignotas Morgulcas. One of the most photogenic and cosy churches in Lithuania.


http://www.efoto.lt/node/289747


http://www.efoto.lt/node/667581


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Inside.

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Old December 22nd, 2012, 09:05 PM   #188
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Beautiful photos. Many thanks. Tytuvėnai (Cytowiany) closter funded by A. Wołłowicz seems to need some conservation work, however is still v. impressive.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 11:26 AM   #189
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Beautiful photos. Many thanks. Tytuvėnai (Cytowiany) closter funded by A. Wołłowicz seems to need some conservation work, however is still v. impressive.
Thanks for Your interest. Have You been there, maybe?

Some explanations. The town is named after a river, that flows nearby - Tytuva. Cytowiany or Citovjany is historical transliteration and transcription in other languages (Latin, Polish, Russian or Ruthenian) from Lithuanian.
It is just misunderstanding as Cits/Cito would be Latvian word, but it is not. This -cyts/cyto- could be Lithuanian, but only in Dzūkian dialect (this dialect borrowed from Jotvingian language transition t>k>c) somewhere in Musteika or Pelesa villages, but it is faaar away from those places. The rest of the word is simple Lithuanian suffix.
By the way, the original name of the town was not Tytuvėnai, but Tytavėnai like in these hundred years old postcards.

lithuanianphilately.com


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Also, as You mentioned, there is a tomb and many epitaphs of Андрэй Валовіч from Harodnia/Гародня and others from Belarussian Валовiчы noble family - they emerged in the XV-XVI c. and were initially Orthodox people.
Later they adopted Catholicism. There is a chapel of Valavičiai in the Cathedral of Vilnius.

image hosted on flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/doctorrobert/3965335820/


veidas.lt alfa.lt

Sad thing, that the monastery and church were damaged by fire last year and are again under restoration (the works were ended just before the fire).
By the way, the monastery also has a huge collection of ancient books and documents... Sadly, some of them burned...
An example. Latin language metrics book of Tytuvėnai from 1616 here:
http://www.epaveldas.lt/image-portle...740329/30436/5
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 11:50 AM   #190
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Some pictures of great wooden Classical architecture in Lithuania.
Antanavas (pop. 650) chapel.
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Photo: Beniux from Lith. forum

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Photo: Beniux from Lith. forum

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Photo: Beniux from Lith. forum

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Photo: Beniux from Lith. forum

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Owner: Beniux from Lith. forum
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 12:00 PM   #191
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Biržuvėnai village (pop. 120).
Wooden manor and museum.

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Old December 23rd, 2012, 12:36 PM   #192
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Historical wooden mosques in Lithuania.
There are around 3500 Tatars in Lithuania. Tatars live in Lithuania for more than 600 years. The largest town of Lithuanian Tatars is Nemėžis near Vilnius (est. 20-50% of population - Tatars). Also Raižiai, Keturiasdešimt Totorių, Subartonys and some more villages are inhabited by Tatars. There are some Tatars in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Trakai, Alytus, Visaginas, Biržai. There were much more and tens of thousands of Lithuanians have some Tatar roots. This is seen by Tatar surnames in Lithuanians like: Asadauskas, Asanavičius, Ulanas, Gaidukevičius, Tallat-Kelpša, Karlovičius, Smolskis, Butlierius, Kričinskas, Korsakas, Krinickas, Korickas, Kalina, Čechavičius, Korzonas, Kirkoras, Sulkevičius, Jakubauskas, Jasinskis, Baranauskas, Jablonskis, Vilčinskis, Bagdanavičius, Janušauskas, Rajeckas, Radlinskas and many others. There are a lot of localities in Lithuania with Tatar names: various Totoriškės villages, Kaišiadorys, Luka, Totoriškės lakes, Lukiškės and Totorių Pusė neighbourhoods, ancient name of Grigiškės - Afandievičiai, extinct villages in Sudavia region and so on. Tens of historic Tatar cemeteries in Lithuania (Vilnius, Nemėžis, Keturiasdešimt Totorių, Trakai, etc.), museums, yearly Sabantuy fests, cultural center in Nemėžis under construction.

Nemėžis mosque.

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Raižiai mosque.

http://www.truelithuania.com/sunni-islam-in-lithuania-108

Keturiasdešimt Totorių (Forty Tatars) village mosque.

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Subartonys museum of Lithuanian Tatars with Tatars themselves.

danielius.net

The oldest mosque in Vilnius. 18 century drawing.

viv.lt

Mosque in Vilnius as drawn by Juozapas Kamarauskas. Destroyed by soviets in the 1960s...

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Old December 23rd, 2012, 02:29 PM   #193
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Vilnius, how many churches You see?

[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=1122&pictureid=33595[/IMG]
From book: Vilniaus šiokiadieniai. 1965
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 02:40 PM   #194
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"Thanks for Your interest. Have You been there, maybe?"
No, I've never been yet, but hope to make up for it Thank you for interesting information concerning familly Wołłowicz. History of Lithuania is fascinating. By the way, my brother-in-law is Lithuaninan origin (historical Lithuanian name, not Polish, German, Rhutenian or others).
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Traditional wooden inns in Lithuania. These were as often as windmills and were built in every larger village near important roads. Most of inns were torn down in the 20th century, but there are still a lot of them (hundreds) across Lithuania.
Examples.

Dubingiai inn.

http://www.efoto.lt/node/214538

Šilinė.

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From the inside inns look like this in Šalčininkai.

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Quote:
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Vilnius, how many churches You see?

[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=1122&pictureid=33595[/IMG]
From book: Vilniaus šiokiadieniai. 1965
Nice. Not typical angle. Something like this.

vilnius.lt

But the equation is not very difficult. Second grade maths. Well, this is much more difficult. Probably 10th grade maths. The question is the same

Author - user [sp] from Lith. forum.

P.S. Not all the churches of the Center of Vilnius seen on this picture, some hide.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 07:48 PM   #198
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I see, You give up. I counted 28 Christian historical churches and one modern, two Jewish synagogues (one working and one closed) in this panoramic photo.

Linkuva town (pop. 1600) and its Renaissance church with monastery.

trekearth.com Kostas Lukusevicius

large:http://www.pakruojistic.lt/wp-conten...Monastery2.jpg

And a windmill riding to Linkuva.

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/51138510
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 08:43 PM   #199
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Ok, a little bit more from the same Pakruojis district.
Pakruojis town - 5000 inhabitants. A church of Pakruojis (1887).

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/38510414

But the town is interesting not because of the church. There is 43 buildings of the manor - the largest (by the number of authentic buildings) manor complex in Lithuania.
The manor belonged to the barons von Ropp. The first owner was Wilhelm von Ropp, after marrying countess Alexandra Münster in 1786. The manor buildings were built by local architects Vyčas, Svidras. LArge English style park was created there. The whole complex covers 48 ha.

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