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odditiesoflife:

The Haunting Hill of Crosses, Lithuania

Just outside the city of Šiauliai, an extremely strange sight stretches up the Lithuanian countryside - hundreds of thousands of crosses. Crosses of every shape and size, including rosaries, are crowded together in huge piles across the entire hillside. The history of the Hill of Crosses (Kryžių kalnas) is as mysterious as the place itself. No one knows exactly when the custom of leaving crosses there began, but it most likely started in 1831.

The area once housed a fort and the year 1831 marked the end of the November Uprising during which Poland sought independence from the Russian Empire. This resulted in the loss of some 40,000 men. Another rebellion, the January Uprising which lasted from 1863 to 1865, saw the loss of another 20,000. Many Lithuanian families weren’t able to retrieve the bodies of their loved ones, so they put up symbolic crosses where the former hill fort was located to honor them.

When Lithuania gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1990, the amount of crosses grew to incredible numbers. The Hill of Crosses also gained international notoriety when Pope John Paul II visited in 1993 and prayed there.

The number of crosses left at the site continues to grow daily. Although the Hill of Crosses can appear somewhat haunting and eery, it stands as a reminder of the horrors of war and the fight for freedom across the world.

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16 Aug 13 at 1 pm

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"Not queer like gay. queer like, escaping definition. Queer like some sort of fluidity and limitlessness at once. Queer like a freedom too strange to be conquered. Queer like the fearlessness to imagine what love can look like… and pursue it."

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vintagemarlene:

the kiss, vintage illustration, 1908 (www.oldarts.info)

vintagemarlene:

the kiss, vintage illustration, 1908 (www.oldarts.info)
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malformalady:

Mutant grape

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malformalady:

Mutant grape
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demi-fag:

favorite girl from sdr2 ^q^..

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demi-fag:

favorite girl from sdr2 ^q^..
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bryanconigriega:

Soy de los que lleva el desayuno a la cama.

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bryanconigriega:

Soy de los que lleva el desayuno a la cama.
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rob-art:

近藤聡乃 

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近藤聡乃 
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