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Joy of all who Sorrow Church, Druskininskai, Lithuania. Built in 1865.

 

Druskininskai is a spa town in the sourth of Lithuania, near the Belarussian border.  

 

"In the early 19th century Ignacy Fonberger, a professor at the University of Vilnius, analyzed the chemical composition of Druskininkai's waters and showed that they contain large amounts of Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, Iodine, Bromine, Iron and Magnesium. He also promoted the town as a holiday resort for the population of Vilnius.

In 1837 czar Nicholas IofRussia bestowed upon Druskininkai the status of a spa, and construction of pensions and hostels started. To ease communication to the spa, a ferry service on the Nemunas was started." (Wikipedia).

 

The spa became popular with Russian visitors in the 19th century (at which time Lithuania was part of the Russian Empire).

OrchodoxChurch.jpg

 

Joy of all who Sorrow Church, Druskininskai, Lithuania. Built in 1865.

 

Druskininskai is a spa town in the sourth of Lithuania, near the Belarussian border.  

 

"In the early 19th century Ignacy Fonberger, a professor at the University of Vilnius, analyzed the chemical composition of Druskininkai's waters and showed that they contain large amounts of Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, Iodine, Bromine, Iron and Magnesium. He also promoted the town as a holiday resort for the population of Vilnius.

In 1837 czar Nicholas IofRussia bestowed upon Druskininkai the status of a spa, and construction of pensions and hostels started. To ease communication to the spa, a ferry service on the Nemunas was started." (Wikipedia).

 

The spa became popular with Russian visitors in the 19th century (at which time Lithuania was part of the Russian Empire).

comments (12)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 20 Apr 2017, 00:56
Quelle belle église, je n'en ai jamais vu de telle. Les couleurs sont superbes.
Tom Wilson: A very pretty little church!
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 20 Apr 2017, 00:57
It is Beautiful, Tom!
Tom Wilson: It is rather smile
It's a lovely building - I love the color!
Tom Wilson: Not hiding its light!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Apr 2017, 06:10
A glorious edifice, the blue - strangely - suits it very well
Tom Wilson: Not something one is likely to see for the C of E smile
It looks very pretty Tom.
Tom Wilson: I thought so, Chad.
jolie église!! amitiés
Tom Wilson: Merci, Jean Pierre.
This is delightful, Tom, really beautiful to my eyes.
Tom Wilson: A fine little church.
  • anne
  • France
  • 20 Apr 2017, 11:45
Nice blue!
Tom Wilson: Lovely, isn't it?
i am guessing at other times of the year, this view through the leafless branches would not have been possible. i like the onion shaped distinctive domes, Tom.
Tom Wilson: You are right there, Ayush - Druskininkai must have more trees in its centre than anywhere else!
What a lovely church, I would love to go inside and see what it looks like.
Tom Wilson: Unfortunately, it was closed - but Orthodox churches are very different internally from the ordinary Christian churches.
What a delight this is.
Tom Wilson: Isn't it?!
Now THAT's a church...
Tom Wilson: A lovely building.

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