Generally the town of Seduva looks like an old and large village where time stopped long time ago. I stopped my car by the church took a short walk around the town. I've seen many neglected, old little houses, rarely wooden, mostly brick. Their yards were sometimes messed, full of various old items, sometimes pretty set up with flowers and trees.I...more
I have seen first signs of incoming modern civilisation in Seduva. In 2004 the town skyline was dominated by old church towers but also by new metal communication tower with antennas put on the top. Well, my Polish mobile phone worked quite well on the whole territory of Lithuania.The new modern motel and gas/petrol station located at the edge of...more
The Dotnuva Roman catholic church was built on a Latin cross plan in Baroque style with some renaissance elements. I've paid attention to a few architectural details (open my next pictures, please).The main entrance is decorated with classical (Renaissance) portico. The front door is equipped in old, large, metal lock. There is typical for...more
The Seduva parish church is fenced by a stone wall with Baroque gate on the southern side. Behind there are a few both old and new graves, mainly of the parish priests. Keep in mind that on this earth the church was heavily persecuted since 1917 till 1990 (except in 1922 - 1940) and all those burried priests had to be persecuted as well. Since 1917...more
There is a stone monument by the parish church wall. The commemorative plaque put on it is written in Lithuanian language which along with Latvian is one of two living Baltic languages. As it sounds quite different than my native Polish, I basically couldn't understand the writing except a few words: "Sovietines komunizmo okupacijo" which should...more
There are a few religious, wooden statues put outdoors on a lawn around the Seduva parish Roman catholic church. The statues are high and thin, each with a kind of wooden little roof topped by the one or more holy crosses. The one shows the sitting Jesus Christ, the other shows the dates 1387 and 1987 and was put up for 600th anniversary of the...more
I didn't know Seduva, so I drove the main street towards the well seen church towers. I had to turn left to reach the church. The pretty cobbled and empty street along the church is lined with row of old trees which thick trunks are painted in white (open my next pictures). There was one old car parked in front of the church: original, green Soviet...more
I got to Seduva in north-central Lithuania (map here) by my car driving there from Poland.
WHERE IS IT ?
I drove from Kedainiai highway 144 northwards. Look at my picture now. Just before reaching main eat-west highway A9 (66 km north of Kedainiai; E- 272; Panavezys - Siaulai) I followed the direction sign and turned right towards Seduva. I stopped to fuel a car at Lukoil gas/petrol station. Seduva (center) is located some 1 km away.
ROAD DISTANCES TO SEDUVA
Siaulai - 40 km
Panavezys - 50 km
Kaunas - 120 km
Klaipeda - 200 km
Vilnius - 220 km.
Latvia border (direction Riga) - 80 km,
Russia border (Kaliningrad district - enclave; Sovetsk) - 190 km,
Poland border (direction Warsaw) - 220 km,
Belarus border (direction Minsk) - 250 km.
Riga, Latvia - 140 km,
Kaliningrad, Russia - 290 km,
Minsk, Belarus - 370 km,
Tallin, Estonia - 460 km,
Warsaw, Poland - 540 km.
TRAINS AND BUSES:
You can get to Seduva by train or bus as well.
I've seen scheduled buses on the way from Kaunas to Siaulai. Look at the largest Lithuanian bus company called Kautra. Keep in mind that the average speed of local buses (with numerous bus stops) is below 50 km/h.
There are only a few trains from Panavezys to Siaulai which stop in Seduva. They are slow, so it takes some 50 min. to take to Seduva from both Panavezys and Siaulai. Just in case, check European Train Timetable
Unfortunatelly the Roman catholic parish church of Seduva was closed when I was there in early afternoon on Monday. I have seen the schedule of holy masses in Lithuanian language but easy to understand for every foreigner (open my next picture). "Sekmadienais" must mean Sunday and it is the best day to visit Lithuanian churches located in off the beaten towns and villages which are closed most of the time in other days of a week.
Hmm... the Ethnografic Museum of Seduva was closed as well, as usual on Monday :-(. Instead, I took a short walk around the church and town.
Luggage and bags:
For walking around Seduva, small, city backpack and surely bag for your camera - both preferrably water-proof.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable walking shoes preferrably water-resistant: like good trainers or better special walking shoes. Sun-glasses esp. in winter and summer and always a rain coat, eventually less comfortable umbrella.
Check 10-days weather forecast for Seduva
Photo Equipment: For pictures inside the church take a tripod.
Driving from Kedainiai highway 144 northwards just before turning right to Seduva, I saw a few grazing horses on a meadow to the right. One of them was saddled. Well, I guess, the staff of nearby motel (motelis) offers horse riding for visitors. The agricultural area around is completely flat and there are few good quality secondary roads, so the...more
Driving highway 144 northwards from Keidaniai before turning right to Seduva I passed by endless fields of corn. In the middle of the corn field there is a wooden advertisememnt of motel and tavern in the windmill. The sitting statue of devil reminds me traditional pagan sculptures of Lithuanians or broader the Balts. Keep in mind that Lithuanians...more
Driving around Suduva I've seen endless flat fields of corn and meadows used as pastures for cattle and horses. In the town, among local houses I've seen fields divided into little areas owned by particular locals.Well, agriculture in the Soviet Union was organized into a system of state and collective farms, known as sovkhozes and kolkhozes,...more