So Different So Similar            Lithuania welcomesBelgium | Canada | Cyprus | Czeck Republic | Croatia | Denmark |Eston...
LITHUANIA •3.000.000 population •At the Baltic Sea •In the geografical centre of Europe •Surrounded by Belarus, Poland, La...
VILNIUS     •Founded in 1323     •Situated on the confluence     of two rivers among 5 hills     •Included into UNESCO Wor...
Lithuania Welcomes: BELGIUM    And presents:    Monasteries in VilniusThere are more than 20 monasteries in Vilnius.The Co...
So Different and So Similar:                   Belgium and Lithuania         René MagritteMikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlioni...
Lithuania Welcomes: CANADAAnd presents:2013 September in mapple city Vilnius:  Lithuania’s EU presidency
So Different and So Similar:   Canada and LithuaniaMapple leaves in Canada and in Lithuania
Lithuania Welcomes: CYPRUSAnd presents:KIPRAS PETRAUSKAS andOPERA in LITHUANIA                Kipras Petrauskas, who’s    ...
So Different and So Similar:             Cyprus and Lithuania                                               Orange bikes i...
Lithuania Welcomes: CROATIAAnd presents:        Lower CastleCastles in VilniusUpper Castle
So Different and So Similar:       Croatia and Lithuania          Vilnius roofs                          Zagreb roofsVilni...
Lithuania Welcomes:               THE CZECH REPUBLICAnd presents:Amber – Lithuanian gold                                Am...
So Different and So Similar:The Czech Republic and Lithuania              Czech beer        Lithuanian beer        Charles...
Lithuania Welcomes: DENMARKAnd presents:Republic of UŽUPIS,  Christiania of  Vilnius
So Different and So Similar:              Denmark and Lithuania         The Queen of DenmarkPresident of Lithuania        ...
Lithuania Welcomes: EstoniaAnd presents:The fight for independenceThe Baltic Chain                             23 August 1...
So Different and So Similar:       Estonia and LithuaniaTallinn by night   Summer concert place in Tallinn (above)        ...
Lithuania Welcomes: FINLANDAnd presents:The president of Lithuania                Ms Dalia GRYBAUSKAITĖ     The only femal...
So Different and So Similar:              Finland and Lithuania                                        Helsinki   Laivas  ...
Lithuania Welcomes: FRANCEAnd presents:St. Anne’s Church and  Gothics in Vilnius                           Napoleon was so...
So Different and So Similar:   France and Lithuania             Vilnius TV tower and                      Eiffel Tower
Lithuania Welcomes: GREECEAnd presents:The Cathedral BasilicaSimilar to Greek temple
So Different and So Similar:   Greece and Lithuania                                    Akropolis in Vilnius           Acro...
Lithuania Welcomes: HUNGARYAnd presents:The Hills of VilniusBekesz hill
So Different and So Similar:          Hungary and LithuaniaStephen Batory           Club13 in           Budapest
Lithuania Welcomes: IRELANDAnd presents:Parks and Green areas
So Different and So Similar:               Ireland and Lithuania National flower: Rue and CloverBridge in DublinBridge in ...
Lithuania Welcomes: ISRAEL                     Lithuania and Vilnius was extremely                        tolerant to Jews...
So Different and So Similar:                Israel and Lithuania                                                    Jerusa...
Lithuania Welcomes: ITALY                         And presents:         St. Peter and St. Paul Church                   an...
So Different and So Similar:               Italy and LithuaniaShe-wolf founded                     Il Gesu in  Rome       ...
Lithuania Welcomes: MALTAAnd presents:NGOs in LithuaniaThere are more than 14.000  NGOs in LithuaniaThe Order of Malta is ...
So Different and So Similar:              Malta and LithuaniaFest of St. Paul inMalta and fest of    St. Casimir in       ...
Lithuania Welcomes:         THE NETHERLANDSThe banks of loveAnd presents:FLOWERS IN VILNIUS
So Different and So Similar:         The Netherlands and LithuaniaBastion of VilniusDefensive Line of                     ...
Lithuania Welcomes: POLANDAnd presents:The Gates of DawnRute of PiligrimsJohn Paul II in Vilnius
So Different and So Similar:                Poland and Lithuania                            Black Madonna Czestochowa     ...
Lithuania Welcomes: PORTUGALAnd presents:Grand Duchy of  Lithuania in 15th  CenturyLithuania was one of the   biggest coun...
So Different and So Similar:     Portugal and LithuaniaStatue of Jesus in Lisbon Three Croses in Vilnius        Christmas ...
Lithuania Welcomes: ROMANIA And presents: The Patron of Vilnius St. Christopher
So Different and So Similar:  Romania and Lithuania          Romania             Vilnius
Lithuania Welcomes: RUSSIAAnd presents:Orthodox Churches in Vilnius
So Different and So Similar:                  Russia and Lithuania                                                Doctor A...
Lithuania Welcomes: SLOVENIAAnd presents:The second religion  in Lithuania -  BASKETBALL
So Different and So Similar:        Slovenia and LithuaniaLjubljana                         Vilnius
Lithuania Welcomes: SPAINAnd presents:OLD VILNIUS UNIVERSITY•One of the most famous persons in 16thcentury in Vilnius was ...
So Different and So Similar:                  Spain and Lithuania                            Basketball fans:             ...
Lithuania Welcomes: SWEDENAnd presents:Kings and Dukes of LithuaniaHouse of Vasa
So Different and So Similar:  Sweden and Lithuania      Swedish businesses:      Sweden and Vilnius
Lithuania Welcomes: TURKEY2 Turkic minorities, Karaites and Tatars,                                                And pre...
So Different and So Similar:               Turkey and LithuaniaKusadasi Castle                        Thermit Ibis – natio...
Lithuania Welcomes:      THE UNITED KINGDOMAnd presents:Monuments and  sculptures
So Different and So Similar:The United Kingdom and Lithuania                             Gediminas Tower        York Castl...
Lithuania Welcomes:      THE UNITED STATESAnd presents:2nd LARGEST CITY  OF LITHUANIA  KAUNAS
So Different and So Similar:The United States and Lithuania                  Statue of Liberty:                  Kaunas an...
Resources (pictures):Kaunas by night: http://sportfan2011.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/kaunas/#jp-carousel-168Kaunas castle: h...
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Lithuania's presentation for representatives from different countries (Belgium | Canada | Cyprus | Czeck Republic | Croatia | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Greece | Hungary | Ireland | Israel | Italy | Malta | Netherlands | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Russia | Slovenia | Spain | Sweden | Turkey | United Kingdom | United States) during GAMIAN-EUROPE 2012 Convention.
Lithuania will host GAMIAN-Europe Annual Convention in 2013. (Ausra & Monika)

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So Different So Similar: Lithuania welcomes 26 countries.

  1. 1. So Different So Similar Lithuania welcomesBelgium | Canada | Cyprus | Czeck Republic | Croatia | Denmark |Estonia | Finland | France | Greece | Hungary | Ireland | Israel | Italy |Malta | Netherlands | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Russia | Slovenia |Spain | Sweden | Turkey | United Kingdom | United States
  2. 2. LITHUANIA •3.000.000 population •At the Baltic Sea •In the geografical centre of Europe •Surrounded by Belarus, Poland, Latvia and Kaliningrad •Lithuanians – 80 % •Roman Catholics – 80 % http://www.istanbul-city-guide.com/map/lithuania-map
  3. 3. VILNIUS •Founded in 1323 •Situated on the confluence of two rivers among 5 hills •Included into UNESCO World Heritage list •500.000 population •Lithuanians – 60 %, Poles – 18 %, Russians – 14 % •2 castles, the old University, Antique Town Hall square •~60 churches and chapels
  4. 4. Lithuania Welcomes: BELGIUM And presents: Monasteries in VilniusThere are more than 20 monasteries in Vilnius.The Community of St.John in Vilnius wasfounded in 1993 by Belgian monks. Now theyreside in the Trinitarian Convent and Church ofthe Redeemer.
  5. 5. So Different and So Similar: Belgium and Lithuania René MagritteMikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Belgian Chocolate Lithuanian Chocolate
  6. 6. Lithuania Welcomes: CANADAAnd presents:2013 September in mapple city Vilnius: Lithuania’s EU presidency
  7. 7. So Different and So Similar: Canada and LithuaniaMapple leaves in Canada and in Lithuania
  8. 8. Lithuania Welcomes: CYPRUSAnd presents:KIPRAS PETRAUSKAS andOPERA in LITHUANIA Kipras Petrauskas, who’s name means Cyprus in Lithuanian, was the most famous opera singer in the country. The first opera in Lithuania was shown in 1636; 10 years before it was first shown in France, England or Spain.
  9. 9. So Different and So Similar: Cyprus and Lithuania Orange bikes in VilniusOrange bikes in Nicosia Defensive wall and Gate of the Dawn, Vilnius Defensive wall and Famagusta Gate, Nicosia
  10. 10. Lithuania Welcomes: CROATIAAnd presents: Lower CastleCastles in VilniusUpper Castle
  11. 11. So Different and So Similar: Croatia and Lithuania Vilnius roofs Zagreb roofsVilnius Zagreb
  12. 12. Lithuania Welcomes: THE CZECH REPUBLICAnd presents:Amber – Lithuanian gold Amber Road Jantarová stezka In Roman times, a main route ran south from the Baltic coast in through the land of the Boii (modern Czech Republic and Slovakia) to the head of the Adriatic Sea (modern Gulf of Venice).
  13. 13. So Different and So Similar:The Czech Republic and Lithuania Czech beer Lithuanian beer Charles Bridge, Prague Green Bridge, Vilnius
  14. 14. Lithuania Welcomes: DENMARKAnd presents:Republic of UŽUPIS, Christiania of Vilnius
  15. 15. So Different and So Similar: Denmark and Lithuania The Queen of DenmarkPresident of Lithuania Mermaids in Vilnius and Copenhague
  16. 16. Lithuania Welcomes: EstoniaAnd presents:The fight for independenceThe Baltic Chain 23 August 1989 2.5 million Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians joined for the life chain from Vilnius to Tallinn 13 January 1991 12 peacefull young men and 1 women were killed by the soviet tanks.
  17. 17. So Different and So Similar: Estonia and LithuaniaTallinn by night Summer concert place in Tallinn (above) and Vilnius (below)Vilnius by night
  18. 18. Lithuania Welcomes: FINLANDAnd presents:The president of Lithuania Ms Dalia GRYBAUSKAITĖ The only female president in Europe Tarja Halonen
  19. 19. So Different and So Similar: Finland and Lithuania Helsinki Laivas University LaivaParšasPorsas Vilnius President Palace Pirtis Pirtti
  20. 20. Lithuania Welcomes: FRANCEAnd presents:St. Anne’s Church and Gothics in Vilnius Napoleon was so hardly enamored by the beauty of St. Anne’s Church that he wished to take it to Paris with him on the palm of his hand.
  21. 21. So Different and So Similar: France and Lithuania Vilnius TV tower and Eiffel Tower
  22. 22. Lithuania Welcomes: GREECEAnd presents:The Cathedral BasilicaSimilar to Greek temple
  23. 23. So Different and So Similar: Greece and Lithuania Akropolis in Vilnius Acropolis in Athens Cathedral in Vilnius Greek Catholic Church in Vilnius
  24. 24. Lithuania Welcomes: HUNGARYAnd presents:The Hills of VilniusBekesz hill
  25. 25. So Different and So Similar: Hungary and LithuaniaStephen Batory Club13 in Budapest
  26. 26. Lithuania Welcomes: IRELANDAnd presents:Parks and Green areas
  27. 27. So Different and So Similar: Ireland and Lithuania National flower: Rue and CloverBridge in DublinBridge in Vilnius
  28. 28. Lithuania Welcomes: ISRAEL Lithuania and Vilnius was extremely tolerant to Jews for ages.And presents: Jewish community constitued up toJerusalem of North 45 % of Vilnius population; more than 100 sinagogues operated here. Vilnius is famous for Vilna Gaon.
  29. 29. So Different and So Similar: Israel and Lithuania Jerusalem in Israel Jeruzalė in VilniusGreat Sinagogue in Tel AvivChoral Sinagogue in Vilnius Hanukkah in Israel Hanukkah in Vilnius
  30. 30. Lithuania Welcomes: ITALY And presents: St. Peter and St. Paul Church and Vilnius Baroque
  31. 31. So Different and So Similar: Italy and LithuaniaShe-wolf founded Il Gesu in Rome Rome St. Therese in Vilnius Vilnius Renessaince and Italian RenessainceIron Wolf founded Vilnius
  32. 32. Lithuania Welcomes: MALTAAnd presents:NGOs in LithuaniaThere are more than 14.000 NGOs in LithuaniaThe Order of Malta is one of the biggest and most famous NGOs
  33. 33. So Different and So Similar: Malta and LithuaniaFest of St. Paul inMalta and fest of St. Casimir in Vilnius
  34. 34. Lithuania Welcomes: THE NETHERLANDSThe banks of loveAnd presents:FLOWERS IN VILNIUS
  35. 35. So Different and So Similar: The Netherlands and LithuaniaBastion of VilniusDefensive Line of Red lights Amsterdam Amsterdam Red lights Vilnius
  36. 36. Lithuania Welcomes: POLANDAnd presents:The Gates of DawnRute of PiligrimsJohn Paul II in Vilnius
  37. 37. So Different and So Similar: Poland and Lithuania Black Madonna Czestochowa Pilsudski tomb in Vilnius Madonna Vilnius and Wawel AdamMickiewicz Stanislaw Moniuszko
  38. 38. Lithuania Welcomes: PORTUGALAnd presents:Grand Duchy of Lithuania in 15th CenturyLithuania was one of the biggest country in Europe as Portugal was.
  39. 39. So Different and So Similar: Portugal and LithuaniaStatue of Jesus in Lisbon Three Croses in Vilnius Christmas in Lisbon Christmas in Vilnius
  40. 40. Lithuania Welcomes: ROMANIA And presents: The Patron of Vilnius St. Christopher
  41. 41. So Different and So Similar: Romania and Lithuania Romania Vilnius
  42. 42. Lithuania Welcomes: RUSSIAAnd presents:Orthodox Churches in Vilnius
  43. 43. So Different and So Similar: Russia and Lithuania Doctor Aibolit in Anapa and VilniusPushkin manor house in Vilnius and in Bolshoe Boldino Monument to Pushkin & Hannibal in Vilnius
  44. 44. Lithuania Welcomes: SLOVENIAAnd presents:The second religion in Lithuania - BASKETBALL
  45. 45. So Different and So Similar: Slovenia and LithuaniaLjubljana Vilnius
  46. 46. Lithuania Welcomes: SPAINAnd presents:OLD VILNIUS UNIVERSITY•One of the most famous persons in 16thcentury in Vilnius was a Spanish poet andlawyer, one of the authors of the 2ndStatute of Lithuania Pedro Ruiz de Moros•3 rectors of the University of Vilnius wereSpanish jesuit professors: Garcia Alabiano,Miguel Ortiz and Benedictus Soxo
  47. 47. So Different and So Similar: Spain and Lithuania Basketball fans: Spain and LithuaniaVilnius Flag Vilnius University Spain Flag Salamanca University
  48. 48. Lithuania Welcomes: SWEDENAnd presents:Kings and Dukes of LithuaniaHouse of Vasa
  49. 49. So Different and So Similar: Sweden and Lithuania Swedish businesses: Sweden and Vilnius
  50. 50. Lithuania Welcomes: TURKEY2 Turkic minorities, Karaites and Tatars, And presents:live in Trakai for over 600 years. Untilnow they follow their traditions, speak TRAKAI CASTLEtheir Turkic languages (Karaim and Tatar)and profess their religion (Karaim andIslam).
  51. 51. So Different and So Similar: Turkey and LithuaniaKusadasi Castle Thermit Ibis – national bird of Turkey Trakai Castle Stork – national bird in Lithuania Pamukkale The Baltic Sea
  52. 52. Lithuania Welcomes: THE UNITED KINGDOMAnd presents:Monuments and sculptures
  53. 53. So Different and So Similar:The United Kingdom and Lithuania Gediminas Tower York Castle LONDON VILNIUS
  54. 54. Lithuania Welcomes: THE UNITED STATESAnd presents:2nd LARGEST CITY OF LITHUANIA KAUNAS
  55. 55. So Different and So Similar:The United States and Lithuania Statue of Liberty: Kaunas and NY City
  56. 56. Resources (pictures):Kaunas by night: http://sportfan2011.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/kaunas/#jp-carousel-168Kaunas castle: http://sportfan2011.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/kaunas/#jp-carousel-165Kaunas old town: http://www.goshuttlebus.lt/naudinga-informacija/apie-kauna/Helsinki: http://georgeberkeley.tamu.edu/helsinki%20university.jpgBig Apple: http://ashleycreates.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a8d53767970b01676888b8a5970b-500wiStatue of Liberty, NYC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_LibertyStatue of Liberty, Kaunas: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_519xgDR5Sek/S3rz-a3D91I/AAAAAAAAAds/wxA77alR-0U/s1600-h/Kaunas.Laisves_statula._2007-04-06.jpgGediminas Tower: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/71078824Frank Zappa monument: http://cancergenetics.wordpress.com/2008/07/12/snpedia-bioinformatics-and-frank-zappa-in-vilnius/Cat sculpture: http://aistepaulina.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/aguonu-gatves-katinas-ksenijos-jarosevaites-skulptura-jurgos-ivanauskaites-skvere/Dog with glasses sculpture:Guitar and bench sculpture:Gediminas monument: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/1dee4b/Mindaugas monument: http://www.vilnius-tourism.lt/spaudai/atsisiusti/nuotraukos/Karaim boy: http://alkas.lt/tag/karaimai/Karaim houses:http://www.travel.lt/turizmas/catalog/general.jsp?catId=&caseId=A7DE0C11FD5B11DB8574746164617373&locId=0A9F60C0FD5B11DB8574746164617373&inlanguage=ltIKEA Vilnius: http://www.15min.lt/gallery/show/vilniuje-pradetos-ikea-parduotuves-statybos-28108Lithuanian beer: http://www.lithuanianclubusa.com/our-events.htmlCzech beer: http://www.hostelolomouc.com/olomouc-in-summer.phpLithuanian basketball fans: http://newshopper.sulekha.com/turkey-france-lithuania-basketball-worlds_photo_1490958.htmSpanish basketball fans: http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/beijing/gallery/im:urn:newsml:sports.yahoo,lego:19780928:top,photo,5f2b2c8b-6520-3e9c-ae39-021f8b2a012f-l:1Kusadasi castle: http://aistepaulina.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/aguonu-gatves-katinas-ksenijos-jarosevaites-skulptura-jurgos-ivanauskaites-skvere/Trakai castle: http://www.endurolithuania.com/lt/guest-houseTrakai castle by night: http://www.kamane.lt/eng/layout/set/print/News/2007-year/July/Music/PEER-GYNT-IN-TRAKAI-CASTLECharles Bridge Prague: http://www.wild-about-travel.com/2010/10/remembering-prague-1980-part1/Lithuania EU presidency: http://iq.lt/media/2011/10/FB-SM48880-596x405.jpgSalamanca University: http://www.uq.edu.au/uqabroad/university-of-salamancaVilnius University: http://www.vu.lt/site_images/infor/naujienos/2012/05/vu.jpgVilnius from above (Slovenia) http://www.viv.lt/vilniaus_fenomenai/senamiestis_unesko_paveldasSt. George monument in Vilnius http://www.baltai.lt/?p=3620Doctor Aibolit in Anapa http://photogoroda.com/photo-goroda-Anapa-photo-city-4055.htmlMonument to Pushkin and Hannibal: http://www.vilnius-tourism.lt/turizmas/lankytinos-vietos/paminklai/a-puskinas-2/Pushkin Mueseum in Russia: http://imenie-kirov.ru/build/usadba-boldino-pushkin.htmlThree Crosses in Vilnius: http://nn.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil:3crosses.jpgChristmas in Lisbon http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Christmas_Lisbon_2005_e.JPGChristmas in Vilnius: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/holiday/orl-xmasvilnius120111205065307,0,6536350.photo
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