"A Modern Old City" Riga by Ken-out-of-Bath

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Even the birds are fossils

I saw this nest of birds outside one of the fancy art shops in Riga. It's always a sign of a wealthy city when you see so many studios and shops that are selling ornaments.

Judging by the price of this piece I would say that Latvians have a healthy disposable income for luxuries...

A Reminder of the Past

Riga has a fine seafaring tradition and this impressive monument is to remind us of those lost at sea.

The style of the monument impressed me, and also tells more about Riga's previous connections.

Art for Art's Sake

Not really sure what this is all about but it is an impressive looking sculpture.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A fantastic Old Town
  • Cons:Too many Stag Parties
  • In a nutshell:A great city brought closer by cheap flights!
  • Last visit to Riga: May 2005
  • Intro Written Aug 4, 2006
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  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2007 at 5:27 AM

    Lovely page on Riga ;-)

  • Von_RIX's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2006 at 3:01 AM

    this is not disneyland, but museum, to tell the truth about these 50 years, and it does it perfectlyu, certainly the best museum and reseach cenetr of the 50 years or soviet -nazi - soviet occupation in the baltis.

  • Vincedem's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2006 at 1:40 PM

    This is a nice page about Riga and some good tips! I also enjoyed it there... Greets Vince

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2006 at 10:42 AM

    Hello, Ken! Good for you!


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