|Nocturnal Luminosity of Vilnius - LITHUANIA|
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Vilnius Nightview - LITHUANIA
After some days without getting official Postcrossing cards I've found two on my mailbox today. The first one is a beautiful nightview from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania - the historic center of this city is a World Heritage Site, but since only the modern areas are shown in this card I will not consider it for my UNESCO collection. Thank you very much Anton for this postcard - I'm looking forward for swapping more postcards with you. This postcard took 6 days to arrive!
Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania, and its largest city, with a population of 539,939. Vilnius is located in the southeast part of Lithuania and is the second biggest city of the Baltic states. The first known written record of Vilnius as the Lithuanian capital is known from Gediminas' letters in 1323. Vilnius is classified as a Gamma global city according to GaWC studies, and is known for its Old Town of beautiful architecture, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Its Jewish influence until the 20th century has led to it being described as the "Jerusalem of Lita" and Napoleon named it "the Jerusalem of the North" as he was passing through in 1812.