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Kernavė-monument

 

This is actually two separate memorials in the churchyard:  one is the monument celebrating the 700th anniversary of the first mention of Kernavė in a printed source, it shows a knight, facing to his right, with a sword, standing between the city gates, represented by the millstones.  The grave has no connection with the monument: it is that of Nikodemas Švogzlys-Milzinas, a priest and writer who promoted the history of Kernavė.

 

 

Kernavė-monument

 

This is actually two separate memorials in the churchyard:  one is the monument celebrating the 700th anniversary of the first mention of Kernavė in a printed source, it shows a knight, facing to his right, with a sword, standing between the city gates, represented by the millstones.  The grave has no connection with the monument: it is that of Nikodemas Švogzlys-Milzinas, a priest and writer who promoted the history of Kernavė.

 

 

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Oct 2017, 00:24
The monument is gorgeous!
Tom Wilson: A trifle weird to my eye, Ray smile
i quite like the millstone structure, Tom. nice shot.
Tom Wilson: Very unusual!
I find it unusual that the two are so close - as if they should be related... A great shot to show them both, though!
Tom Wilson: Yes, I thought the same initially, and then discovered they were completely separate - I suppose there is a link in that the knight is about the history of Kernave and the buried priest promoted the place's history.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 11 Oct 2017, 06:37
A stunning combination isn't it
Tom Wilson: It looked very odd to my eye, Ginnie - the use of millstones in the monument seems particularly unusual!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 11 Oct 2017, 07:03
A very unusual design to my eyes Tom.
Tom Wilson: To mine, too, Chad - could have been done by a surrealist!
That is a very unusual memorial Tom. Was the knight the oppressor or the freer of the oppressed ?
Tom Wilson: He was one of the defending Lithuanian Knights - the only bunch fierce enough to defeat the Teutonic Knights.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Oct 2017, 08:47
Since I have never heard of Kernavė before, I read up in trusty old wiki. Quite a place. If I ever were to visit Lithuania (which I doubt will ever happen) I definitely have Kernavė on the itinerary.
Tom Wilson: There's all kinds of things in all sorts of places we'll never get to, Louis - I guess that if we had started wandering the world in our teens, as the modern generation seems to, we'd have seen a lot more!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Oct 2017, 08:49
Sorry about that, but it seems html doesn't know the e-circle.
Tom Wilson: Some of the diacritics need html coding because they aren't in the UTF-8 character set used by Shutterchance I think the e with a dot needs ė - let's see if that works smile Seems as though it does - I forgot the semi-colon at the end the first time round.
These two work well together even if there is no connection between them. I'm not sure if I'd fancy having a yellow house though!
Tom Wilson: Out in the countryside, primary colours are pretty common - it was impossible, unfortunately, to get a picture of the monument without the house!
the 700 year old monument is magnificent Tom... just realizing that the arch of mill stones have been there for that long....petersmile
Tom Wilson: The monument celebrates 700 years - it's a much more recent construction - the 700th anniversary was in 1979 smile
Two unique styles...

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