Gediminas castle is one of the most iconic buildings representing Lithuania.
Although this castle is not very impressive in architectural point of view but it is the main building in Vilnius during all history of Lithuania. There is one legend about foundation of Vilnius. According to that legend, the castle on the Castle Hill was founded by Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas, who once had a vatic dream. In his dream he saw an iron wolf standing on the Castle Hill and howling like a hundred wolves. The pagan priest Lizdeika interpreted this dream as gods’ will. Gediminas should build a castle and a city that would soon become famous and would be unassailable for enemies. So the Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas decided to do so. About 1230 the castle was built and soon the capital was moved from historical capital Trakai to the new town Vilnius named after the Vilnia River. The castle was damaged during all the wars in Lithuania and now it is renewed. Now the castle houses the museum of the history of Lithuania.
Colombia is one of the most vibrant countries in Latin America. In the last years the country went from being one of the most dangerous in the region to one of the most interesting places to visit. One of the jewels of Colombia is a hotels in its capital, the Hotel de la Opera.
A building is a story of collective effort. The people who dreamed it up and polished every surface are anonymous to many, but their work announces a unique identity. For tourists, architecture is a marker of place, like souvenirs with flags and national costumes. For the camera-lugging traveler, a strong visual statement is what matters most.
There are quite a lot of festivals to choose from every summer and for sure everyone has his favorite. This June @danika, @hinny and @tomas_bates joined me for one of my favorites: Electric Castle Festival. Armed with loads of films & cameras, good mood and a lot of patience for the road to the heart of Romania, we set off to discover Electric Castle. Read on to find out what this off the radar festival has to offer!
At the geographic center of the Canadian Maritime Provinces, right at the heart of Moncton city lies the Art Shack, an art supply store and studio. Originally established in Sackville NB, the Art Shack art supply store and studio is run by local artists. It provides a myriad of art materials and framing, and focus an approach of education through art to the surrounding communities. Some of the most iconic Lomography analogue cameras are available at the store.