After capturing many of the landmarks of Vilnius and visiting Trakai Castle, I had one spot left on my list before heading home: the Presidential Palace of Vilnius.
During our walks, we frequently passed by the palace during the daytime, and I wondered how it would look illuminated at night. I had already captured a photo of the palace with its Christmas lights turned on, but I wanted to capture a wider perspective.
This shot shows not only the palace itself but also the surrounding grounds. The structure in the foreground is usually a fountain, but in the freezing winter cold, it couldn’t be used. I loved the subtle decoration that transformed the place into a little winter paradise. The Christmas decoration was done just right, without overdoing it.
It was challenging to capture the photo in the freezing temperatures. I set up my tripod, adjusted the settings on my camera, and began taking photos. Despite the cold, I felt satisfied knowing that I was able to capture the beauty of the palace in all its glory.
The palace is the official residence of the President of Lithuania and has a rich history. It was built in the 14th century as a castle for the Grand Duke of Lithuania and has served as the presidential palace since 1997.
The palace is not open to the public, but it is still worth a visit to see the beautiful architecture and stunning Christmas decorations during the holiday season.
It is now possible to visit the Presidential Palace: Guided Tours