(Click picture to enlarge) Sculpture from the Liepāja Anthem Trail. The song is “Pilsēta, kurā piedzimst vējš” (The City Where the Wind is Born), and there are sculptures featuring verses from the song all along the main streets of Liepāja.
(Click picture to enlarge) This building housed the Latvian Social-Democratic Worker’s Party – Liepāja Branch’s underground printing house from 1904 to 1906, during the Czarist era and the 1905 Revolution. Photo taken by me, September 2015.
Part 2 in my series on my great-grandfathers. Part 1 is here. Today’s great-grandfather is Arvīds Vilhelms Francis. Arvīds was born on August 7th, 1894 (Old Style) at one o’clock in the afternoon at Kroņi farm on the Nābe estate,
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
So what does the third Latvian letter of the Family History Through the Alphabet challenge get us? Ērģeles! I’ll admit, this one is a bit of a stretch. But there aren’t many Latvian words that start with Ē (a long