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Old January 20th, 2007, 12:26 AM   #1
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Kaunas, Lithuania - churches and monasteries

Pažaislis Monastery

Built in 1674. Baroque. In 1670-1675 there was built sundial.

Photos by liutass from http://tinkle.************/showthread.php?t=678




From http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategorija:Kauno_bažnyčios


Copyright © Paknio leidykla from http://eks.kaunas.lt/miestas_/fotoal...os/index.shtml


The interior:

From http://www.lcn.lt/paveldas2000_relig/




St. Archangel Michael Church

Built in 1893. Neobyzantine. It's built in a place of a little lake.

Photos by liutass from http://tinkle.************/showthread.php?t=726






From http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategorija:Kauno_bažnyčios




Copyright © Paknio leidykla from http://eks.kaunas.lt/miestas_/fotoal...os/index.shtml






St. Virgin Maria Take To Heaven Church

Built in ~1400. Gothical. The oldest church in Kaunas.

Photos by liutass from http://tinkle.************/showthread.php?t=783






From http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategorija:Kauno_bažnyčios


The interior:




The Resurrection of Christ Church

Main tower's height - 70 metres. Sublime monumentaly basilical church in The Baltic States. After Lithuania got the independance as a thanks for God in 1922 there was the idea to built this churh. It was finished just in these days.

Photos by liutass from http://tinkle.************/showthread.php?t=677

(you can see big part of Kaunas from here)



from http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kauno_K...382;nyčia

The interior:
From http://www.gaudre.lt/lt/prisikelimas.html










Elements.

The doors:


The illumination:

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Old January 20th, 2007, 02:34 AM   #2
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Nice pictures. The first two Churches are wowsers! Thanks for posting. Not a big fan of modern Churches though.
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 08:45 AM   #3
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Nice. Thanks for the thread.
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 05:51 PM   #4
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Jesuit's Church

Built in 1725. Later baroque. Towers height - ~50 metres.

From http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategorija:Kauno_bažnyčios




St. Apostles Peter and Povilas Basilica

Built in XV age. Gothical, after reconstructions it have got some renaissance, baroque and neogothical elements. Height of tower - 55 metres.

From http://www.************/forumas/showthread.php?t=5124


From http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategorija:Kauno_bažnyčios




Copyright © Paknio leidykla from http://eks.kaunas.lt/miestas_/fotoal...os/index.shtml




The interior:

From http://kaunas.lcn.lt/arkikatedra/index.php?id=12










From http://kaunas.lcn.lt/01/vietos/arkikatedra.html


Element - the bell:




St. Trinity's Church

Built in 1634. Later renaissance with gothical elements. 9 altars.

From http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategorija:Kauno_bažnyčios




Also please enjoy Kaunas City Hall

Built in 1542-1562. The tower is gothical. The main building has gothic, baroque and classicism elements. Tower's height - 53 metres. Informally it is called "Kaunas Swan".

From http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kauno_Rotušė


From http://tinkle.************/

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Old January 22nd, 2007, 06:06 PM   #5
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The smaller ones:

St. Virgin Maria Church

Built in 1859. Neorenaissance.


from http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategorija:Kauno_bažnyčios



St. Anthony Paduvietis Church

Built in 1936.

From http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategorija:Kauno_bažnyčios




St. Gertrude's Church

Built in XV age. Gothical.

From http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategorija:Kauno_bažnyčios




Carmelite's Churh

Built in 1685. Later baroque with renaissance's elements.

From http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategorija:Kauno_bažnyčios




St. Nicolaus Church and Benedictines Monastery

Built in XV age. Gothical.

From http://vienuolynai.mch.mii.lt/V64-75/Kaunbenedikt.htm




the interior




St. George's Church

Built in 1471-1503. Gothical. Walls thickness - 1.4 metres.


Copyright © Paknio leidykla from http://eks.kaunas.lt/miestas_/fotoal...os/index.shtml

The interior:




Count them by yourself:


This photo was modified, you can see the real photo (made by liutass) here: http://img74.exs.cx/img74/6187/pan70ia.jpg

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Old January 24th, 2007, 11:49 PM   #6
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I think you should make this thread a bit more organized

some suggestions:

add names of the churches
add year when it was built
some more details would be nice
maybe pictures of interiors
and maybe you should group the pictures of the same church in one place
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Old January 25th, 2007, 03:59 PM   #7
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I think you should make this thread a bit more organized

some suggestions:

add names of the churches
add year when it was built
some more details would be nice
maybe pictures of interiors
and maybe you should group the pictures of the same church in one place
Will you help me? I'll add the names if you will translate them. I'll add the information if i'll be able to get it By the way i haven't grouped the photos because of the sources they are taken from, i would have to tell it after every photo again and again
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Old January 29th, 2007, 06:57 AM   #8
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Old January 29th, 2007, 03:19 PM   #9
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Beautiful !
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Old January 29th, 2007, 09:11 PM   #10
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St. George's church again - wouldn't call it a smaller one though, since it's acctually one of the biggest gothic churches in Lithuania

picture by (c)Giedra70


Pazaislis monastery - undoubtably the most impressive church in Kaunas, pearl of Baroque architecture - here's another picture of it's interior
image hosted on flickr


Also, two more churches - this, funkcionalistic one is somewhat neglected a bit, located in outskirts of city center of Kaunas (picture by (c)Mantaz)


And a charming gothic Zapyskis church, located just outside Kaunas, basically in a middle of nowhere, on a bank of Neman river (picture by (c)liutass)

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Old March 23rd, 2007, 02:25 PM   #11
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Great architecture, and IMO The Resurrection of Christ Church is simply AWESOME
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Does Anyone know this Church?

Esu bando identifikuoti šią bažnyčią. Ar žinote, pavardė ir adresas?

I am trying to find the name and address of this church. It is in Kaunas, relatively close to Č. Sasnausko.

Thank you!
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Sorry

Apparently I don't know how to make images come up on this. This is the link.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_69NQwcN_43...asbaptized.jpg
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Old March 16th, 2010, 05:09 AM   #14
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Esu bando identifikuoti šią bažnyčią. Ar žinote, pavardė ir adresas?

I am trying to find the name and address of this church. It is in Kaunas, relatively close to Č. Sasnausko.
Hi. The church you're looking for is the Small Church of the Resurrection of Christ (Mažoji Kristaus Prisikėlimo bažnyčia), built in 1928 and situated 2 streets away from the "Resurrection of Christ" church (shown in post #1 of this thread). It was meant to be temporary while waiting for the completion of the other bigger church, but it was used for so long that it's now part of the Kaunas history and landscape. The little church has been recently restored (white plaster removed in 2006) and the inside refurbished in a modern way.

The address:
Aukštaičių g. 6
LT-44147 Kaunas

@sbrazys: I start with showing your own picture (resized):



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in 2009 (source)

The green panel on the front is a temporary banner to celebrate the Lithuania's 1000 years jubilee ("Evangelijos žinios tūkstantmetei Lietuvai jubiliejus")
"This past year of 2009, was proclaimed by the Lithuanian Bishops’ Conference, as the celebration of the Millenium Jubilee of the first attempts to evangelize Lithuania. This year we commemorated the 1000th anniversary of the written mention of the name of “Lithuania” in the Quedlinburg annals. Celebrations took place not only in Lithuania but also in Lithuanian communities, parishes and missions around the world to mark this special moment in history. The first missionary steps of Evangelization 1000 years ago were begun by Archbishop and Martyr St. Bruno of Querfurt." ~Msgr. Edmond J. Putrimas







Links of interest from which come some of the pictures above:
http://www.prisikelimas.lt/index.php?id=5 (lit)
http://www.kamane.lt/lt/atgarsiai/ar...itekatgarsis52 (lit)
http://kaunas.lcn.lt/parapijos/prisi...s/en/index.php (eng)
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St. Apostles Peter and Povilas Basilica

Built in XV age. Gothical, after reconstructions it have got some renaissance, baroque and neogothical elements. Height of tower - 55 metres.
I'll add that it had 2 towers but they were destroyed after a roof fire in 18th c. and only 1 was reconstructed. While the exterior is mainly gothic, the interior made after the fire is from baroque style.

My own pictures of Apostles St Peter and St Paul Cathedral Basilica, taken in October 2009:

1. View from city hall's square:


2. Entrance tower - I fusioned 2 pics:


3. Inside - the baroque nave:


4. Inside - top part of the choir:


=> Bigger picture here

5. Inside - facade's back with the organ:


6. Inside - the small colored organ:

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Old March 18th, 2010, 11:56 PM   #16
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