Hill of Crosses by Tim Pritlove on Flickr.
These are pictures of the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania. This hill has captured my mind and my imagination with its story of mystery, bravery, devotion and love. It is estimated that their are well over 50,000 crosses and some estimates say 100,000. The hill signified Lithuania’s freedom, original identity, religion and heritage and was used as a form of peaceful resistance during Lithuania’s occupation by the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union tried to destroy it three times but the people of Lithuania would not allow their symbol of hope to die.