Recent posts - Lithuania

Palanga

April 25th, 2010 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania, Photography)

We spent our last Saturday walking at the beach and in the parks at Palanga. It is still fun to walk to the bus station, and take a ride to your planned destination. The green was pushing out so I shot a bunch of infrared images mostly near the sea. The last of this series […]

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Easter

April 7th, 2010 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania, Photography)

My first Easter in Lithuania was eventful. I enjoyed the many designs on the eggs that are so different from what I grew up with. On Friday I went to the carrying of the cross from Christ the King, through old town to Mary Queen of Peace. The crowd was so large that buses couldn’t […]

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The Big Melt

March 3rd, 2010 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Icon Writing, Lithuania)

Winter is finally starting to disappear. We had a few days of melting which created large puddles or as I like to think of them, mirrors. This winter I have been purchasing wool socks, knit by older women who often sell them along the narrow streets or in open air markets. I now have ten […]

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Winter in Klaipeda

February 20th, 2010 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania, Photography)

Yesterday was the first day above freezing for more than two months here in Klaipeda. That is a long stretch for me, since I am used to Virginia where the snow that doesn’t last too long (except for this year while I am gone). I thought it would be a good time to show some […]

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Icon painting in the cold winter

February 9th, 2010 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Icon Writing, Lithuania)

We have been experiencing cold temperatures and a pile of snow.  That means I’m not out photographing as much, but spending more time painting.  If you look out my kitchen window you can see the pile of snow.  I don’t have a car so I don’t have to worry about driving in the ruts, but […]

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The Carvers: Angels and Crosses

December 25th, 2009 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania)

Several weeks ago I met a local carver who does wonderful angels. I figured I would share them with you for Christmas. Ruta Kavaliauskiene is a skilled carver with an eye for detail. I will share photos of some work from her home. Click on the image to see more. Jonas Ramunas Laukaitis a Lithuanian […]

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Night Lights

December 20th, 2009 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania, Photography)

Klaipeda is cold, with a covering of snow, and we are near to the shortest day. That is another way of saying that it gets dark early. I went for a walk to photograph the lights in old town, and it was fully dark before 5. I tried to mix the lights with the traffic, […]

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Fall in Klaipeda

November 3rd, 2009 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania, Photography)

The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are falling and the farmers are selling more and more potatoes as we prepare for winter. I spent a few hours walking around Klaipeda, since with the disappearance of green it may be time to put away the infrared filters until the green shoots of spring start to appear. […]

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Light a Candle

November 2nd, 2009 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania, Photography)

Over the weekend many Lithuanians went to the cemeteries placing flowers and candles on the graves as part of the All Saints Day. If you forgot flowers or candles vendors set up at the entrances to supply your need. It really became beautiful as the sun began to set and all you could see were […]

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Hill of Crosses

October 17th, 2009 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania, Photography)

The Hill of Crosses, is an amazing place to visit with it’s deep spiritual, political and historical meanings. I mainly photographed here with my 75 at 1.4 to give me a minimum of depth of field, since the overwhelming amount of crosses makes it a challenge to isolate individual ones. I also enjoy seeing this […]

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