Monday, 1 March 2010

A Little Church

So many things have happened since my last post… First of all it seems that spring is on its way! That’s really good – more sun and loads more time spent outside – I can hear my cats cheering as these are proper sun bathing enthusiasts :) (The cat community in our house this year has increased twice! When the two new ones get better I promise to post some portraits.)

I wouldn’t say that it’s very pleasant outside at the moment - the snow is retreating and it’s quite damp, but last weekend I’ve been to a surprise Birthday party where we managed to spend lots of time by a still frozen lake.

It was a bit chilly and in the end I had wet feet, but none of us had to swim in the freezing water (like the guys in the above photo) and later on we were treated to a very nice homemade cake.

As the party was held 200km away from where I live, I even had a chance to look around some places I’ve never been to before. The best was seeing a little church that’s in almost every photo album about Lithuania - Zapyškio Šv. Jono Krikštytojo bažnyčia.

It’s a pity we couldn’t go in as the church is opened only for special events. It’s been built in 1578, but there haven’t been any masses since 1901. It’s had such a long and sad history (been used as a place for storing, been damaged by the flooded river) that we should be happy that after all those years it’s still there, on the bank of the biggest river in the country.

1 comment:

nikkipolani said...

Yay! Spring is creeping in :-) I like the cozy feel of that birthday cake photo, Kristina. Quite different from the cold and lonely little church image.