Postcrossing meeting in Vilnius

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This beautiful card comes from Rita. She sent it to me after a mini postcrossing meeting – she says there were only 3 people on that meeting. But the idea is what matters! 😀

The card pictures Pilies Street (literally, “Castle Street”). It is one of the main streets in the Old Town of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. It is rather a short street, running from Cathedral Square to the Town Hall Square.

Out of several locations across Vilnius used by market traders to sell the wares of folk artists, Pilies Street is the most popular. The street is also known for the Kaziukas Fair, when folk artists from all four corners of Lithuania gather here to display and sell their latest merchandise.

Speaking of festivals, if something is being celebrated in Vilnius, Pilies Street is usually an excellent vantage point – most processions will make their way through here at some point. This is true whatever the festival – be it Christmas, Easter, the day of Restoration of Independence, or just a spontaneous celebration.

 

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