"Crosses or chapels or... both?" Top 5 Page for this destination Vienybes Aikste - Unity Square Tip by matcrazy1

by matcrazy1

These wooden structeres, on my picture, were put by the mound - monument at the western end of Unity Square (Vienybes aikste). Well, I saw a lot of similar crosses and chapels (two in one) around Lithuania but especially at places devoted to new independance of Lithuania regained in 1991. Sometimes I got the impression that they symbolized more freedom or independance than any religion.

But I did understood, respected, supported and liked it.
I was keeping my fingers crossed for Lithuanian independence in 1989 - 1991 and as great Polish poet and my friend Kaczmarski sang in his song "The fall of the Soviet Union" in 1991: "a neighbour Lithuania has its independence and I myself feel somewhat more independent".

Address: Vienybes aikste, 3000 Kaunas, Lithuania
Directions: Take a trolleybus 1, 3, 5, 7, 13, 16 or a bus 6, 10, 21, 23, 37, 39, 40, 48 to Donelaicio gatve (street), stop at Vienybes aikste (square) - the square was north of the street.
Website: http://visit.kaunas.lt

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 18, 2004
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