(Click picture to enlarge) Sculpture from the LiepÄja Anthem Trail. The song is “PilsÄ“ta, kurÄ piedzimst vÄ“jÅ¡” (The City Where the Wind is Born), and there are sculptures featuring verses from the song all along the main streets of LiepÄja.
Wordless Wednesday – Underground Printing House, LiepÄja
(Click picture to enlarge) This building housed the Latvian Social-Democratic Worker’s Party – LiepÄja Branch’s underground printing house from 1904 to 1906, during the Czarist era and the 1905 Revolution. Photo taken by me, September 2015.
Bringing Out the Great-Grandfathers, Part 2
Part 2 in my series on my great-grandfathers. Part 1 is here. Today’s great-grandfather is ArvÄ«ds Vilhelms Francis. ArvÄ«ds was born on August 7th, 1894 (Old Style) at one o’clock in the afternoon at KroÅ†i farm on the NÄbe estate,
LiepÄja’s Response – January 31, 1908
This is part of my series of interesting newspaper articles and snippets that I find in the old Latvian newspapers available through Periodika. Most of the articles I post are in some way related to migration, wars or other events
Ä’ is for Ä’rÄ£eles
So what does the third Latvian letter of the Family History Through the Alphabet challenge get us? Ä’rÄ£eles! I’ll admit, this one is a bit of a stretch. But there aren’t many Latvian words that start with Ä’ (a long