Among all the variety of butterfly species that exist in Lithuania, the red admiral stands out for its extraordinary beauty. The species is a migratory butterfly in the country. The Lithuanians call it “admirolas”.
The Bastion of the Defensive Wall, or Vilnius Artillery Bastion, is a Renaissance-style fortification in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, which now houses a museum of historical artifacts.
Cesis Castle in the Vidzeme region is one of the medieval castles and notable cultural tourism objects in Latvia. Like most other fortresses of that time, the castle has survived to this day in the form of ruins, which, nevertheless, give a good idea of the scale of the structure.
Riga is known as “the Pearl of the Baltic States”. Here, perhaps, is the most unusual architectural cocktail in Northern Europe: from medieval churches, masterpieces of Art Nouveau, to Socialist realist architecture and present-day high-rise buildings.
Common water frogs are widespread in Europe except for the Pyrenees, and the Balkans. The species is quite common in Lithuania. The Lithuanians call it “Didžioji kūdrinė varlė” (great pond frog), due to its size.
Attractive, harmless to humans, red-and-black firebugs are the most common species of the family Pyrrhocoridae in Europe and the only representative species of the family living in Lithuania.
A collection of night street photos that I took in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.
A collection of photos of beautiful trams that I took in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.
The well-preserved Hanseatic buildings, medieval towers, and stunning Gothic churches of Tallinn make the city a perfect destination for travelers who want to immerse themselves in history, architecture, and culture.
A collection of photos of attractive yellow-green trams that I took in Helsinki, the capital of Finland.
A collection of photos of beautiful trams that I took in Riga, the capital of Latvia.
The Church of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius is the only Orthodox church in Lithuania built as a Baroque church in the shape of the Latin cross.