Oh boy, our country has some amazing looking locations, and some really weird ones. I have heard quite a few times that our country is creepy or just feels weird. And, like, I kind of agree. We had lot’s of history, there are still lots of buildings and structures left from the Soviet Union. Combine them with quite a few abandoned places and you start to see how it can look to outsiders.
But I don’t think that’s it, there is also a very strong connection to the pas in Lithuania, especially pagan times. You can find old goad statues, traditions that invoke some sort of magic, and really strongly believe both in old gods and the new. Oh, and did I mention the Obsesion with crosses and devil statues.
But, and that’s a big but, this is just from an outside perspective, once you travel to different places, learn their history, and talk to the locals. Lithuania can be the most welcoming and strangely cozy place to be. So I still have a goal – it’s called “4 Different Lithuanias”, where we would show some great things about each region. (Yes I know that there are 5, get all the way of my back)
I swear I had some photos of the trip to Telšė, or at least I thought I had, shit there’s so much media that I sometimes get lost. But luckily I found a video of this trip. In every journey you make, the biggest things that limit you are – gear and time. Especially if you’re not traveling alone, you have to keep up with the group, yet there are so many details, buildings, or just scenery that you would like to record or photograph.
Eh, the same can be sad with gear, like these 3 wooden statues that you see a thumbnail down below, these look great, and if I had a slider I could take a few really tricky shots. But you can’t expect the perfect conditions all the time, life is life (nana nana na), so it’s important to work with what you got and not just bitch and mone about what you don’t have. I really like this video, it has that rock-and-roll feeling that can cheer you up sometimes.
More trips here – and here a link to what to do when you visit Samogitia.