Gediminas’ Tower | Vilnius, Lithuania

Gediminas' Tower at sunset in winter with snow in Vilnius
Vibrant colourful sunset at the Gediminas' Tower in Vilnius, during a cold and snowy winter day.

Gediminas’ Tower is the obvious choice when you want to enjoy a high vantage point with a view over the skyline of Vilnius. The tower is located on a hill and is itself one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

The tower is named after Grand Duke Gediminas, who is said to have founded the city of Vilnius. The tower has played an essential role in the city’s history, serving as a defensive fortification and a symbol of Lithuania’s independence.

As I climbed up to the top of the tower, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of excitement and anticipation. I knew that the view from the top would be incredible, and I was eager to capture it on camera.

When I reached the top, I was not disappointed. The view over the skyline of Vilnius was simply stunning, with the frozen Neris River winding its way through the city and the snow-covered rooftops of the buildings below. I set up one camera to capture this in the changing light. With the second camera, I walked around, trying to find some other beautiful compositions.

I don’t know if it was because of the very low temperatures (less than -20 degree celsius), but the air was so crisp and brought us an extremely vibrant sky during sunset. Thankfully, the cold kept most people indoors so that I could shoot this angle of Gediminas’ Tower without tourists in my frame.

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus is the mind-blind photographer, using cameras to create visions and memories that otherwise would be lost to him.

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