Saulės laikrodis – kalendorius
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Parndižio kopa

The Parnidis Dune, rising up to 53 metres in high, is crowned by the sundial. It has a circular platform with small hour-representing stair-steps arranged in a semicircle. In the centre of the platform, there is a 13.8 metre-height obelisk of polished stone, the shadow of which serves as a clock. The obelisk has been carved with runes and public holiday icons taken from the 17th century wooden calendar. There are four figurative sculptures on each side of the platform for the spring and autumn equinoxes and the summer and winter solstices. The Parnidis Dune is the only place in Lithuania where you can watch the sun rising out of the water and again setting into the water.
The sundial was built in 1995. It was created by the authors: architect Ričardas Krištopavičius, sculptor Klaudijus Pūdymas and ethnocosmologist Libertas Klimka.
The cyclone Anatol passed through Lithuania in 1999, it demolished part of the sundial, yet in November 2011 the broken stele was reconstructed.