Vilnius

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early activities

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public sculptures

as the inspiration for his ''Moods, Impressions, and Reminiscences''. Since becoming an artist, Mark Divo has exhibited in a number of prestigious museums throughout Europe including the Helmhaus in Zurich, The Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, the Casino Luxemburg, the Kunsthaus Zurich and the Kinsky Palace, Prague. He has three times been awarded the city of Zurich's prestigious art prize and has created three major public sculptures for the city of Zurich. WikiPedia:Vilnius Dmoz:Regional Europe Lithuania Localities Vilnius Commons:Category:Vilnius


weekly+performances

1 lat 54.6893 long 25.2784 directions Centre, near the Green Bridge (Žaliasis tiltas) phone (+370 5) 262 07 27 tollfree fax hours price From €3 to €35 content beautiful ornate building. Three or four weekly performances. *


large annual

'''Kaziuko mugė''' ( (see names section (Trakai#Names) for alternate and historic names) is a historic city and lake resort in Lithuania. It lies 28 km west of Vilnius


defensive cultural

- Diliff.jpg thumb 450px left A panoramic view of the Old Town of Vilnius looking south from Gediminas Tower The Vilnius Castle Complex, a group of defensive, cultural, and religious buildings that includes Gediminas Tower (Gediminas' Tower), Cathedral Square (Cathedral Square, Vilnius), the Royal Palace of Lithuania, and the remains of several medieval castles, is part of the National Museum of Lithuania. Lithuania's largest art collection is housed in the Lithuanian Art


event featured

as a 2009 European Capital of Culture, along with Linz, the capital of Upper Austria. Its 2009 New Year's Eve celebration, marking the event, featured a light show said to be "visible from outer space". In preparation


beautiful setting

Outdoor Cafe url http: www.belmontas.lt en email address Belmonto str. 17 lat 54.68457 long 25.35751 directions Belmontas suburb within Pavilniai Regional Park, east of both Old Town and centre. phone tollfree fax hours price €25 content A recreation area with folk-themed eateries near an old French mill and beautiful waterfall. Beautiful setting suitable for various events. A 15 minute drive from the center of Vilnius. * WikiPedia:Vilnius Dmoz:Regional Europe Lithuania Localities Vilnius Commons:Category:Vilnius


family line

by the Holy Roman Emperor. The Radziwiłł family is a directly descended branch of the extinct Lithuanian noble (Lithuanian nobility) Astikai family line. Its

of Lithuania in 1521, castellan of Trakai from 1522, castellan of Vilnius from 1527, Marshal of the Court from 1528, Grand Hetman of Lithuania from 1531, Starost of Hrodna, Namiestnik of Vilnius, Maišiagala, Mereck, Utena (Utena, Lithuania), Mozyrsk, Lida, Skidal, Bielica, Kryńsk (Krynki) and Oziersk (Azyory). He was a progenitor of the Biržai-Dubingiai (also known as Protestant (Protestantism)) Radziwiłł family line. He was Deputy Cup-Bearer (Podczaszy) of Lithuania from 1510, voivode of Kiev Voivodeship from 1510, Field Hetman of Lithuania in 1521, castellan of Trakai from 1522, castellan of Vilnius from 1527, Marshal of the Court from 1528, Grand Hetman of Lithuania from 1531, Starost of Hrodna, Namiestnik of Vilnius, Maišiagala, Mereck, Utena (Utena, Lithuania), Mozyrsk, Lida, Skidal, Bielica, Kryńsk (Krynki) and Oziersk (Azyory). He was a progenitor of the Biržai-Dubingiai (also known as Protestant (Protestantism)) Radziwiłł family line. *'''Lithuania''' **Vilnius - Vilnius International Airport *'''Netherlands''' Lida was in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In the second half of the 14th century, after the Christianization of Lithuania the Catholic parish was established in former pagan (Lithuanian mythology) lands and a Church was built by Jogaila (ruins are still preserved). Subsequently in 15th century town became a centre of production by craftsmen and trade. Lida was connected with Vilnius, Navahrudak and Minsk. At that time the town had a market square and four streets ''Wielenska'', ''Zamkowa'', ''Kamieńska'' and ''Krivaya''. WikiPedia:Vilnius Dmoz:Regional Europe Lithuania Localities Vilnius Commons:Category:Vilnius


powerful+personality

to Šeštokai, and, Poland, through Kaunas. International route connecting Kaliningrad, Russia and Kharkiv, Ukraine, also crosses Kaunas. The first phase of the Standard gauge Rail Baltica railway section from Šeštokai to Kaunas is under construction, and it is expected to be completed by 2013. Opposition of the Rabbis Hasidism spread rapidly as a result of Dov Ber's powerful personality, gaining footholds in Volhynia, Lithuania, and Little Russia


extremely influential

and Nosson Tzvi Finkel (Nosson Tzvi Finkel (Slabodka)). In 1919, Rabbi Grozovsky married the daughter of a noted Talmudic sage, Rabbi Baruch Ber Lebowitz, whose analytical method of textual study continues to be extremely influential in modern-day yeshivas. After his marriage Rabbi Grozovsky then moved to the Vilna (Vilnius) suburb of Lukishuk. Later, he moved with his father-in-law to Kaminetz (Kamyanyets) and continued to learn at the yeshiva there under the tutelage of his father

Vilnius

'''Vilnius''' ( ; see also other names (Vilnius#Etymology and other names)) is the capital of Lithuania, and its largest city, with a population of 539,939 (806,308 together with Vilnius County) as of 2014. Vilnius is located in the southeast part of Lithuania and is the second biggest city of the Baltic states. Vilnius GDP was over 10 billion euros in 2014. Budget of Vilnius is planned to be almost 370 million euros in 2015.

Vilnius is the seat of the Vilnius city municipality and of the Vilnius district municipality. It is also the capital of Vilnius County. The first known written record of Vilnius as the Lithuanian capital is known from Gediminas' letters in 1323.

Vilnius is classified as a Gamma global city according to GaWC studies, and is known for its Old Town (Old Town of Vilnius) of beautiful architecture, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Its Jewish influence until the 20th century has led to it being described as the "Jerusalem of Lithuania" and Napoleon named it "the Jerusalem of the North" as he was passing through in 1812. In the year 2009, Vilnius was the European Capital of Culture, together with the Austrian city of Linz.

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