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Hill of Witches, Lithuania

On one of the most beautiful and oldest parabolic dunes in Juodkrantė, Lithuania, the forest is alive with a vast array of fairy-tale creatures, witches, demons, kings, princesses, fisherman and devils. Known as the Hill of Witches (Raganų kalnas), this public trail through the woods takes visitors on a trip through the most well-known legends and stories in Lithuanian folk history.

Work began in 1979 on the sculpture park, and it now features over 80 different wooden carvings from local artists. Each beautifully hand-crafted sculpture depicts a popular character from folk and pagan traditions of Lithuania. The public park got its name long before the sculptures were placed along the wooded trails, and is in fact a reference to the pagan celebrations that take place on the hill during the Midsummer’s Eve Festival.

Each year on June 24th, people across Lithuania dance, sing and bring in the midsummer with the older folk traditions of the country. After Christianity came to Lithuania, the celebration was renamed Saint Jonas’ Festival, but many of the practices still have pagan roots, as echoed by the fantastic Hill of Witches sculptures.

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Midsummer celebrations

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I am part of the water. (: 
The flower crown is available on Etsy! I’m so in love with these, I wear them literally every day! Even swimming! (; 

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I am part of the water. (: 

The flower crown is available on Etsy!
I’m so in love with these, I wear them literally every day! Even swimming! (; 

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Reflection of Beauty | Turkey (by Ilhan Eroglu)

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Reflection of Beauty | Turkey (by Ilhan Eroglu)

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By my intimacy with nature I find myself withdrawn from man. My interest in the sun and the moon, in the morning and the evening, compels me to solitude. 
— Henry David Thoreau

By my intimacy with nature I find myself withdrawn from man. My interest in the sun and the moon, in the morning and the evening, compels me to solitude.

— Henry David Thoreau

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Beautiful and mysterious way, by Karine Munck

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Beautiful and mysterious way, by Karine Munck

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