Presidential Palace in Winter | Vilnius, Lithuania

Presidential Palace in Vilnius during winter
Presidential Palace in Vilnius. During the freezing winter, the fountain was replaced by Christmas decorations.

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.

Update:

It is now possible to visit the Presidential Palace: Guided Tours

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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