Monday, December 22, 2014

Pilies Street in Vilnius, Lithuania

Pilies gatve
Pilies Street
Pilies ulica (Zamkowa).

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 with an Europa stamp from Lithuania. 

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Vilnius is the largest city and capital of Lithuania. It is known for its Old Town of beautiful architecture and was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.

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Out of several locations across Vilnius used by market traders to sell the wares of folk artists, Pilies Street is the most popular. It has a natural advantage over the Town Hall Square as the street is generally busy and less likely to be interrupted by the political or cultural events commonly held at the Town Hall. Many people visit the street to buy gifts at Christmas or before going abroad to visit friends. The market is also popular with souvenir hunters. 
Lithuania (Lietuva) stamp 2011
Forest, Europa 2.45

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