April 22, 2006
The photos show the castle on the lake at Trakai.
Trakai was an old capital of Lithuania. The next capital of Lithuania was to be Kaunas.
The red brick is modern reconstruction to show how it would have looked at the time (though it would have been made of stone). It seems common to reconstruct such old buildings in this way - can you imagine rebuilding Fountains Abbey and putting a roof on it using modern red brick and red tiles. It would never be allowed here, but it does have some merit perhaps.
Juris is having a practice with a crossbow