Vilnius Gate

I love the gates of European cities!

Vilnius Gate

As a young girl, my visions of Europe were always walled towns with winding roads, and huge massive gates with gigantic wooden doors to keep out the riffraff. To my surprise, many towns and cities do still look like this.

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I photographed this gate in the capital city of Vilnius in Lithuania. Can’t you just see the burly guards standing on either side of the arch waiting to check your papers? Nowadays this happens more at Passport Control in an airport, but these old gates are a much more photogenic sentry point.

Where are some of your favorite gates or gated towns in Europe?

About the Author

Corinne Vail is a world traveler, writer, photographer, speaker, and teacher. Looking for the quirky and unusual as well as the best food around the world, she has traveled all her life. She’s lived in Turkey, England, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and the Netherlands and visited over 90 countries with her family. Learn more about Corinne and Reflections Enroute on the About page.

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  1. I have to tell you something really funny about reading this you guys. I’ve written a lot of Top 10 Movie posts on my site. Folks really like them. Part of that was “The Hunt For Red October”. I remember the part in the movie where Alec Baldwin’s character talks about Sean Connery’s character and the latter was the Vilnius School Master and being Lithuanian by birth. Your post just put a HUGE smile on my face! Thank you! 🙂

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