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Vilnius Cathedral
15-JUN-2012

Vilnius Cathedral

Vilnius Cathedral was first built as a Christian church on the site of a pagan temple in 1251, although the current church dates mainly from the 18th century. It was closed by the Soviets in 1950 and intended to be used as a garage for truck repairs, but in 1956 it opened as a picture gallery. It was returned to the Catholic Church in 1989 and reconsecrated a year before Lithuanian independence.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
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Stephanie14-Aug-2012 14:34
Quite a stately cathedral! I'm wondering if it was recently cleaned because it's so white. V
John Hamers20-Jun-2012 09:13
Great shot of this beautiful neo classic architecture, love your point of view here !! V
Graeme17-Jun-2012 22:00
I love the colms and all the ornate details, Helen/Bv
bill friedlander16-Jun-2012 00:54
Delicate lines and exquisite ornamentation. I hope the pigeons don't foul it up:) V
Colin Storey15-Jun-2012 19:50
Perfectly composed image. v