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Hill of Witches, Lithuania

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Vaido (Võrumaa, Estonia) on 1 March 2022 in Lifestyle & Culture.

The Hill of Witches (Lithuanian: Raganų kalnas) is an outdoor sculpture gallery near Juodkrantė, Lithuania.
It is located on a forested sand dune about 0.5 kilometers west of the Curonian Lagoon, on the Lithuanian Seaside Cycle Route. Begun in 1979, it has been expanded several times, and now contains about 80 wooden sculptures along with a series of trails. The artists drew on a long tradition of woodcarving in Samogitia, and on the equally long tradition of Joninės celebrations on the hill. The pieces depict characters from Lithuanian folklore and pagan traditions. (Wikipedia)
Weekly prompt: Wood

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Brian from Christchurch, New Zealand

amazing image

1 Mar 2022 5:19am

Gérard from Chateau-Gombert, Marseille, France

Beautiful dance in (the) wood !
And how do you live the invasion of Ukraine in your country which has a big border with Russia?

1 Mar 2022 8:06am

@Gérard: It's 40 kilometers to the Russian border from my home - so we are worried here, for sure - but mostly pray for Ukraine. And we are happy, that people on the other side of Europe can see clearly now the situation.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

nice music !

1 Mar 2022 9:41am

Jason Kravitz from Brussels and Sometimes Oklahoma, Belgium

Excellent sculptures and a good entry for this week's prompt.

1 Mar 2022 3:41pm

@Jason Kravitz: Thanks, Jason...

Gérard from Chateau-Gombert, Marseille, France

Don't worry too much Vaido, your country is better protected by Europe and NATO, so there is less risk except for one last madness of Putin.
The rest of the world is opposed to war!

2 Mar 2022 2:02am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

It looks like a great and interesting place. Fantastic wooden sculptures. For me, I cannot fathom how the world has changed so quickly. First the pandemic and now a threat of world war. All sanity has taken backward step somehow... I know of the underlying causes but still it is hard to take in.

2 Mar 2022 3:12am

@Darkelf Photography: It is clear again, that common sense is not in itself mandatory. And if that is the case, so many innocent people will suffer...