Lithuania - Trakai


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According to the Lithuanian National Tourist Office, "Trakai is a fabulously picturesque little town on water. The former capital of Lithuania nestles between several lakes, 30km west of Vilnius. It is a must and a delight for every tourist to see its spectacular Island Castle on Lake GalvÄ—. Initially a defensive castle, later a residence for Lithuania's grand dukes, today it is a popular museum of medieval Lithuania as well as being a well-used stage for concerts, festivals and films. The fairytale castle was rebuilt in the 1950s and is now known for being the only castle with a lake as its main defence in the whole of Eastern Europe."


(click to enlarge) Woman selling berries along the causeway to the castle

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