Monday, 7 October 2013

Vilnius Castle

Vilnius, Lithuania

A friend was recently asking advice on a trip to Vilnius, which reminded me that I hadn't shared its rather unusual little castle. This is the Upper Castle, which affords a beautiful view of the city skyline from its defensive hillside position.

As with many ancient castles, this one has been knocked down and reconstructed more times than you can count, and a lot of the brickwork and tiling looks decidedly modern (and, frankly, un-castle-like). It is, however, a nice spot for a stroll, and a lovely viewpoint.

Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania


Blond Duck said...

I LOVE castles.

Gloria Baker said...

Absolutely beautiful, love these pictures!!!!

Rachel said...

I agree, the brickwork doesn't look like it would stand ablow from a hammer, much less cannon fire, but apparently modern conservation best practice is to make sure that modern insertions can be differentiated from the original structure, rather than blending in and even faking the grime of ages as used to be done!

A Cuban In London said...

Fantastic architecture. Many thanks for the photos. They're stunning.

Greetings from London.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

It looks interesting.

Nusrat Azim said...

Outstanding job in portraying the castle through your lenses! Every single brick....wood...mud...grass, the real and live vibe :)

Thanks for sharing, dear Rachel.

The Tablescaper said...

What great shots!

I host a weekly link party called "Oh, the PLACES I've been!" and would love to have you join. The link goes up Thursdays at 7 pm EST. Hope to see you there!

- The Tablescaper

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