Veisiejai Warnings and Dangers

  • VEISIEJAI  CITY  PARK
    VEISIEJAI CITY PARK
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    1526 - 2001
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  • FRONT  FACADE  OF  PARISH  CHURCH  IN  VEISIEJAI
    FRONT FACADE OF PARISH CHURCH IN ...
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    What happened in 1526?

    by matcrazy1 Updated Jul 23, 2004

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    1526 - 2001

    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 Polish and Hungarian armies were defeated at the battle of Mohacs by the Ottomans of Suleyman, and the Jagiellonian dynasty, that ruled Poland and Lithuania from 1386 to 1572, lose Hungary and Bohemia (Czech now). Hungary was partitioned between the Ottoman Empire (Turkey now) and the Habsburgs (Austria now): Hungary proper went under Ottoman occupation, Transylvania became a Turkish protectorate and Slovakia (Upper Hungary) was annexed by the Habsburg Monarchy as the kingdom of Hungary. Pozony (Bratislava) replaced Buda as the Hungarian capital, part of the Habsburg empire. So, with some simplicity, I can say, that in 1526 borders of 8 European countries changed very much: Austria, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, Czech, Slovakia, Romania and Turkey.

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    Improve your pictures... at home

    by matcrazy1 Written Jul 21, 2004

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    IMPROVED  PICTURE

    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 tip (before improvement),
    3. follow the links below for more, please.


    MORE:
    - Digital Photography Review - the world's best internet service on digital cameras;
    - ShortCourses - a complete guide to digital cameras, digital photography, and digital video;
    - Digital Photography. The Textbook - for beginners in photography,
    - photo.net - one of the world's largest photo portals online.
    Have a great fun :-)

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    Pictures of high crosses/chapels

    by matcrazy1 Updated Jul 21, 2004

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    BLACK  ON  WHITE PICTURE :-(

    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 mind how expensive it was.

    What to do?
    1. Try to lower the contrast:
    - choose darker background (change angle to have more dark trees in the background or wait for... worse weather with darker sky),
    - lighter the dark object (statue) with your flash lamp or any other lamp,
    2. Try to choose film of lower speed (100 DIN),
    3. Try to set up focus manually on the darker object.

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    Closed, opened, closed...

    by matcrazy1 Written Jul 21, 2004

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    FRONT  FACADE  OF  PARISH  CHURCH  IN  VEISIEJAI

    This gate, on my picture, in front of Veisiaji parish church was closed. Hmm... at first I thought that the church was closed :-(((. But I went to the right and turned left round the corner of the wall. There was another gate there which was open :-))).

    But all doors to the church were closed :-(((.
    It was early afternoon on business day in June.

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    Park dress code and bare feet

    by matcrazy1 Written Jul 21, 2004

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    VEISIEJAI  CITY  PARK

    GENERAL PARK DRESS CODE:
    No special dress code, but reffering to shoes there are 3 groups:
    1. BARE FEET fans,
    2. SHOES fans (large subgroup of trainer fans)
    3. SOCKS fans (small minority usually, please respect their laws and let them survive).

    Which group do you usually join? In Veisiejai I joined 2nd one like the only local woman I met there. Why? Hmm... the grass in Veisiejai was not that soft and thick like in American parks, in Del Mar, California for example.

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