Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Trakai, Lithuania

I seem to be sending quite a lot of official postcrossing cards to Lithuania but haven't received many from there. It's a shame, I'd like to see more of this country!

This card had been in my favourites for a while, and last year I finally got it via a tag on the postcrossing forum. Isn't it a gorgeous view?! It sort of reminds me of Savonlinna where I used to study, except that Trakai looks a little more beautiful. :)

Trakai Island Castle is located in Trakai, Lithuania on an island of Lake Galvė. The castle is sometimes referred to as "Little Marienburg". The construction of the stone castle was begun in the 14th century by Kęstutis, and around 1409 major works were completed by his son Vytautas the Great, who died in this castle in 1430. Trakai was one of the main centers of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the castle held great strategic importance.

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