Oct 2, 2010

#215 - LITHUANIA - nevasara

The 1st Lithuanian postcard in this tag/blog!
It shows the second largest river in the country: Neris. 

The River Neris in Lithuania

Neris is a river rising in Belarus, flowing through Vilnius (Lithuania) and becoming a tributary of the Neman River (Nemunas) at Kaunas (Lithuania). Its length is 510 km.
275 km of the river runs through Belarus, where it is called Viliya, and 235 km runs through Lithuania, where it is called Neris.
The Neris connects two old Lithuanian capitals - Kernavė and Vilnius. Along its banks are burial places of the pagan Lithuanians. 25 km from Vilnius are the old burial mounds of Karmazinai. There also are many mythological stones, and a sacred oak.

And wonderful Stamps on it! 
middle left: It's one out of a serie of 3: The Old Ships of Baltic Sea
middle right: It's one out of two in the Olympic Serie: The Olympic Games in Sydney will be the third Summer Olympic Games where our athletes will represent the independent nation of Lithuania. Romas Ubartas, who won the 1992 Barcelona Olympic gold in the discus, symbolizes the return of Lithuania to the Olympic Games.
Lithuanian basketball team won the bronze in Barcelona (1992) and Atlanta (1996). In Australia 62 Lithuanian athletes will compete in 15 kinds of sports such as track-and-field, basketball, boxing, canoe, cycling, gymnastics, judo, modern pentathlon, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, weightlifting and wrestling.
right:  Nature of the Baltic Sea coast: Lithuania has 99 km of the Baltic sea-coast. Sand dunes are the main relief element of the sea-shore.

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