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Museum of Rare Stones

Stones are cold and often not so interesting, but one man, named Vaclovas Intas, did get the feeling, that stones have a lot more to tell us than our drunk partners in local pubs on Friday nights. That's why he did collect stones from all over the world into one place in Lithuania's north side, the town, called Mosedis.

Stones are cold and often not so interesting, but one man, named Vaclovas Intas, did get the feeling, that stones have a lot more to tell us than our drunk partners in local pubs on Friday nights. That’s why he did collect stones from all over the world into one place in Lithuania’s north side, the town, called Mosedis.

It is not on the main roads, but if you find it very interesting as I did, you should probably go 50 km to the right while traveling to Latvia. The collection of more than 150000 stones and pebbles is exposed, including rock boulders from the Baltic region, widespread in the North, East, Middle and West Lithuania. I did even find stones from the Baltic Sea’s depth, from Australia, New Zealand and so on. Trust me – I am not speaking about little stones that you can throw at your neighbor’s window – these stones are huge, you could build a house of them. I do not understand how did Mr. Intas transport them to this place in Lithuania?!

There is a small museum Huse with a restaurant, where you find little stones and some little exhibition about the history of this museum, but in the outside, there is a big park, containing huge rocks and stones as well. The exposition is laid out by origin of stones in the area of 8 ha. Stones from the bottom of the Finnish Gulf, from the Aland Isles, from the bottom of the Botnic Bay, from the South, Middle, North Sweden, which traveled to Lithuania during the glacial epoch are laid out in a consecutive geographical order. There is a small river, and some trees are lying just above it, so you can test your skills and try to pass the river just by walking on the small tree. I did it, but my Lomo cameras were in safe hands at that moment – could not risk my second life… So, interested? Then write me a pmail or e-mail, and I’ll tell you how to find it exactly, if you do not understand the map on the link below…

http://www.muziejai.lt/skuodas/Akmenu_muziejus.en.htm
http://www1.omnitel.net/akmenumuziejus/

written by jogintas

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