Trakai CastleTrakai is a small town not far fromVilnius. It was the capital of Lithuania600 years ago. The Grand Duke ofLithuania lived in the castle of Trakai.Now there is a museum in the castle.Castle is pilis in Lithuanian. People come here to walk, swim, sail and enjoy kibinai (little meat pies). In winter the lakes are covered in ice. The ice is so thick that some cars drive on the lakes.
The waves of the Baltic Sea bring wonderful yellow stones to the shore. They are called amber. It is fossilized resin.Amber – the Lithuanian gold Photo by Elisabeth from the Netherlands Can you see a spider in the amber?
Amber is the symbol of Lithuania Some people think they arethe tears of gods. Otherssay it’s the sun in stones.Amber jewelry is atraditional gift for bridesfrom their parents. Amberis gintaras in Lithuanian. Itcan be yellow, orange andbrown.Children walk along thecoast and collect pieces ofamber. Adults makebeautiful jewelry:necklaces, rings, earrings.
Some historical facts• 1240 Duke Mindaugas unites Lithuania• 1323 first mention of Vilnius in documents• 1569-1795 Lithuania and Poland are united in a Commonwealth• 1918 Lithuania declares independence after tsarist Russian rule• 1991 Lithuania declares independence after Soviet rule• 2004 Lithuania becomes member of EU
Famous People of Lithuania President Dalia Arvydas Sabonis Grybauskaitė Credits to "Lipofsky Basketballphoto.com" Photo by Augustas Didžgalvis http://www.basketballphoto.com/NBA_Basketball_Photographs.htm
Potatoes, beetroot, pork, different kinds ofmushrooms and berries, brown bread, garlicare the main ingredients of Lithuanian cuisine.Mushrooms and berriespicked in the forestShakotis wedding cakeCepelinai (potatodumplings) (photo by Jpatokal)Brown breadCold beetroot soup (photo by RsAzevedo) (photo by Phillip Capper) (photo by Bearas)
Our school is situated in the outskirts of Vilnius not far from the TV Tower. There is a café with TV Tower “dressed” as great views on top a Christmas tree Photo by M.LucenkoPhoto by Sfu
This presentation was made by class 4A, 2012 and theirEnglish teacher Raisa Shapiro for Comenius ProjectLegends of Our Region.Special thanks to 4a pupils Laura Krulikovska andArina Kostusiova.Photos from Wiki Commons and by parents and friends ofour school. Special thanks to Marina Lucenko, Olga Gulko,Daniel Milner.