Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Of the Hill of Crosses, Still Continued

No, really. There were a lot of crosses. A lot. We never got a satisfactory explanation of how it was decided at some point to start planting crosses here, but it caught on. During Soviet times, the authorities bulldozed the crosses a couple times, but before long the crosses would start reappearing. According to the information at the visitors' center, the Soviets had hatched a plan to build a dam that would flood the site, putting an end to it permanently. We'll never know if that was a real plan or not, since the crosses are still there and the Soviets are gone.

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