Sunday, October 08, 2006

Ausra Vartai - The Dawn Gate

This structure captivated me when I came upon it, a church with a room over a road. The picture to the left I found at the web site below. The one on the right is mine. I later found out it is called Ausra Vartai, the Dawn Gate, and is a famous place of pilgrimmage. You can just make out the arch in the bottom of the picture. A street passes under it. This was Sunday morning, Oct 1. This and other churches were packed.

It was built into the city wall in 1829 and houses a painting of the Virgin Mary. Other pictures and explanation are provided at the web site linked here.

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