Look at very dirty back window of a bus which stood on a bus stop in Veisienai. I found some very dirty cars in Veisienai as well. Well, there were (in 2004) still a few villages close to Veisiejai which were accessible exclusively by unpaved roads or better to say tracks. Public buses drove there as well.more
Driving highway 134 from Lazdijai I turned right opposite to gate in white wall of parish church and I parked my car there. The only way to visit Veisiejai was walking around on foot unless you posess a bicycle. Well, one can walk around park (Veisieju Regionino Parko Direkcija) and see/visit a church, local houses and Ancia lake.more
Veisiejai was accessible by scheduled buses from Lazdijai, Kalvarija, Sestokai, Alytus and Druskininkai as well. Kalvarija and Sestokai were accesible by trains. Check your connection on European Train TimetableThe bus stop was located on main street (Highway 134), driving from Kalvarija on the left side when you pass by parish church. There were...more
The bookstore in this bright green cottage, on my picture, offered a lot of books on many topics but exclusively in Lithuanian language. There were no postcards there.
The middle-aged woman who sold books, was staring at us like she had never seen any foreigners there. Well, maybe we really were the first ones there :-).
What to buy: Maybe some books on Veisiejai and the area around but they were in Lithuanian only. Well, some had many lovely pictures inside. At least you can take a look at the pictures to get an idea what to expect and to discover around...
What to pay: For some illustrated books on the area 20 - 40 Lt or so. No credit/debit cards accepted.
Natives used to stick various advertisements and notices on this notice-board (bulletin board) on my picture. What about sticking VT label there? Well, next time.. I was in Veisiejai just before the election to the European Parliament (13th June 2004), the first in which Lithuanians took part just after joining European Union on 1 May 2004. No...more
I found this totem-like basis of statue in front of St. George's church in Veisiejai.Some Lithuanian chapels, statues looked similar (at least in high and thin shape) to tribal totem poles built by Native Americans of the Northwest America. Lithuanian influences in North America or opposite?Haha, not at all, although... who knows... Lithuania...more
There was wooden entrance to Veisiejai Regional Park (or more exactly, its Administration) in city park. At first, it looked strange for me, that they always put a turtle as a logo of the park. I thought there were no turtles living there but some snails. Well, maybe travelling around was as slow and lazy as turtle's moving. Then, I got to know...more
I found this drawing, on my picture, affixed to front facade of St. George's church. What did it mean? What happaned in 1526 there? Brave knight killed a dragon to save princess???Unfortunatelly there was no historical information on Veisiejai both at place and on my travel books to Lithuania, the same in the web... I only knew that in 1526 the...more
If you take a picture of dark high cross/chapel/statue on light background of sky and if you can see only black object with no details on light background: 1. Don't worry, take it easy, keep smiling :-),2. Improve your digital picture using appropriate software (use gamma correction), look at my picture and compare with the same picture in previous...more
Look at my picture. It was taken using automatic set up of my digital camera. Hmm... black shape of cross-chapel-statue? with white sky in the background.Well, it was very difficult, sometimes impossible to take good or even acceptable picture of dark object (cross/chapel) on light background (sky). There was too much contrast for each camera never...more
This white parish Roman catholic church of St. George (Sv. Jurgiu baznycia) was built about 1817. It didn't look very interesting for me from the outside as I could easily find similar churches around my place in Poland. Unfortunatelly all church doors were closed in early afternoon on business day when I was there.Instead I could find a few...more
Veisiejai is located in country of lakes which covers large part of Lithuania close to Poland's and Belarus's border. Well, I stopped by one of them along highway 134 from Lazdijai to Veisiejai. I didn't see any visitors and any tourist facilities there - I mean camping, restaurant, hotel etc. Instead, I found pure nature, clean water, peace and...more
I stopped in Veisiejai for the two reasons:1. it was marked as place, object of interest on my map,2. I saw this lovely park, on my picture, along the right side of my highway 134 from Lazdijai towards Druskininkai. In a moment I saw white edifice hidden among trees (parish church) opposite to the park.The green and empty park was nice area to take...more
The only tourist information I could find in Veisiejai was included on that information plaque on my picture which was fixed to a wall of St. George's church.There were plaques similar in style and shortage of information limited to Lithuanian language, fixed on a wall of most churches around Lithuania.Some, but not complete, information is...more
I was warned many times not to travel to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia by my car because of high risk of car thefts. Haha, I do NOT believe in it although I don't know any official police statistics. Maybe it could happen in the past... maybe in larger cities, maybe if I drive top class Mercedes car.I drove quite new, small (but enough for two)...more
I bought lithuanian currency (Lt = litas) just when I crossed Polish border in Budzisko - Kalvarija where they accepted both Euro and Polish currency at acceptable course.In Veisiejai I found no money exchange office and the only one ATM cash (run by Hansabankas - on my picture) put on the external wall of the Town Hall building at Santarves gatve...more