Saturday, 15 August 2015

Gediminas' Tower

Long, long ago, the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas was hunting in the woods of Sventaragis valley. The hunting was a success, but a very tiring one. The duke stayed there and spent a night. Gediminas had a dream that on top of the hill, where he had hunted down a taurus that day, a large iron wolf is standing and howling so hard and loud, like a hundred wolves. The Duke asked the mage Lizdeika to explain the dream. He explained that this is an omen indicating to build a city in this place, which would later become known around the world and will become a magnificent capital city of Lithuania. The Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas, obeying to the will of the gods, began to build the future capital city, and a castle in the centre of it. The city was named Vilnius after the nearby river Vilnia. Gediminas tower is one part of the castle, which was built by Gediminas.

This card comes officially via PostcardUnited from my regular swap friend Rita.
Rather funny as some months before I had also sent her a card via PostcardUnited.
Small world indeed! Thanks Rita
Sent: 10 June 2015   Received: 13 July 2015   Travelled: 33 days

No comments: