(Click picture to enlarge) Friendship Clock, gifted to the city of Rīga in 1993, by its sister city Kobe in Japan. Photo taken by me, October 2015.
In this series, I am providing pictures of tombstones from Latvian cemeteries, all with death dates prior to 1945. I do not have any further information on the people mentioned. Photo taken by me, August 2015. Click to enlarge. Top
(Click picture to enlarge) Mural outside of Laima Chocolate Factory in Rīga. Quote reads “The aim of love is to love, no more, and no less” (Oscar Wilde). Photo taken by me, August 2015.
(Click picture to enlarge) River cruise boats on the Daugava river, south of Old Town Rīga. Photo taken by me, August 2015.
This is the third post in a series about Finnic influences in Latvia. You can read the first one about place names here and the second one about personal names here. Today we will be looking at population crossover. But
(Click picture to enlarge) One of the stone lions of Vērmane park in central Rīga. Photo taken by me, August 2015.
(Click picture to enlarge) Memorial to commemorate those who died at the Rīga-Kaiserwald concentration camp between 1943 and 1944, located not far from this memorial in Sarkandaugava, a northern suburb of Rīga. Photo taken by me, August 2015.
Daugav’ abas malas, mūžam nesadalās, ir Kurzeme, ir Vidzeme, ir Latgale mūsu… (Daugava and both its shores, never divided, here we have Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Latgale ours…) -“Daugav’ abas malas” (composer J. Norvilis) There are many iconic images and ideas in
I know the saying is typically “all roads lead to X”, but in this case, both are true, though I’ll be talking more about Rīga rather than the rest of the country for this. Many old cities have pretty some
We’re starting off the Mappy Monday series on Discovering Latvian Roots with the most famous and iconic of Latvian streets – Brīvības iela, in English – Freedom Street. This is also one of the streets that has undergone the most