Sundial

Saulės laikrodis – kalendorius
Sundial - Calendar visitneringa.com

Parndižio kopa

The Parnidis Dune, rising up to 53 meters high, is decorated with a sundial-calendar. It consists of a circular platform with small hour-representing stair-steps arranged semicircle. In the centre of the platform, there is a 13.8 m high obelisk of sanded stone; the falling shadow of it serves as a clock. The obelisk is carved with runic characters and public holiday icons taken from the 17th century wooden calendar. There are four sculptural images for the spring and autumn equinoxes and summer and winter solstices arranged on each side of the platform. The Parnidis Dune is the only place in Lithuania where you can watch the sun rising out of the water and again sinking into the water.
The sundial - calendar was built in 1995, it was created by the authors: architect Ričardas Krištopavičius, sculptor Klaudijus Pūdymas, ethnocosmologist Libertas Klimka.
1999 Hurricane Anatolijus, which passed through Lithuania in 2011, demolished part of the sundial, but in November 2011, the broken clock face was reconstructed.