Thursday, June 26, 2014

Riga, gem of the Baltics

Riga, capital of Latvia and  a beautiful city. What did I know about it? Practically nothing. And a visit of only a couple of hours doesn’t help so I read a bit about it.
But I have  photo’s to give a little impression.
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First  sight from the boat, all these churches and towers.
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so beautiful
and..
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When  we left the bus the first thing we saw was this high up in the air , don’t know a name for it. They must have had a beautiful view around.

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Town square. The old city is Unesco world Heritage.

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Young ladies in their national costumes singing and making music on the town square.

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townhall.

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Blackhead’s house.
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Isn’t this fun, a partybike.

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there was an art fair with such nice sculptures.
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And off we went again to an other country.
If you want to know more about the long history of Riga and Latvia please use google. 

I am linking this post to : Good Fences :http://run-a-roundranch.blogspot.nl/
Skywatch Friday:http://skyley.blogspot.nl/
and Weekend reflections: http://weekendreflection.blogspot.nl/
Thank you to the hosts.

35 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

a very interesting place! really liked the spires in one shot and the domes in the next. :) thanks for linking in, riet!

Karen S. said...

Riga cat, the puppies, the statue, the young ladies, all my most favorites, but all are just wonderful to see. I'm going back for one more look, it's like almost being there. Thanks for sharing this place with us.

Karen S. said...

Oh my gosh, missed this on the first look, they have a T.G.I.F. there! That was my youngest son's favorite place to eat growing up. The servers there are just all so funny in America anyway, as they love to wear all kinds of silly things on their uniforms and especially enjoy being silly with the youngsters!

Tanya Breese said...

i enjoyed all of these...that thing in the air would be fun to go on to get a birds eye view! i like that big cat sculpture too. i've seen one of those party bikes in pittsburgh!

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Karen said...

Blending the old and the new. A lovely place, great shots!

Home and Lifestyle said...

Wat hebben jullie veel gezien, Riet! De landen waar jullie zijn geweest, zijn mij onbekend maar het lijkt mij zeker de moeite waard.

Ik wens je alvast een fijn weekend! Liefs, Ingrid

Pamela Gordon said...

It's a very beautiful city. Thanks for sharing these photos. I like the one of all the steeples. The 'ride' would not be something I would enjoy. Too scary. :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Riet! What a beautiful city! The building, steeples and the sculptures are all wonderful! I am surprised there is a TGIF there! Great series!

Felicia said...

what a beautiful city. thanks for sharing your photos Riet.

love the wooden kitty too.

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos of Riga,Riet! Enjoy your travel!

afanja said...

Prachtige serie van deze mooie oude stad. Daar ben je in een paar uurtjes volgens mij niet uitgekeken. Het lijkt me een nadeel dat je met zo'n cruise bij ieder uitstapje zo aan tijd gebonden bent.

Ela said...

Such a beautiful place. I love the view of the river and the bridge !

"Création" said...

Ohh wat jammer dan hé lieverd, dat
er maar zo weinig tijd is per land.
Riga lijkt me een fantastisch mooie
stad met prachtige bouwwerken.

Die "Riga Cat" ENIG, net als de
beestjes vervaardigd van allerlei
stenen, zo leuk en origineel.

Wat zullen jullie intens hebben
genoten van deze reis.

Ik wens je alvast een heel fijn
weekend toe lief meissie.....

Veel liefs,
Josephine
xxx

Christian Weiß said...

Riga looks like a great city, the hanging restaurant is called dinnerinthesky.com, the have a great view, but I'm interested to know how they do it whit the toilet.

Jim said...

Beautiful place.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Photo Cache said...

what a charming city. were you on a cruise?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful,ornate buildings.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A perfectly beautiful old-world city.

ladyfi said...

Looks like a beautiful old city.

Margaret Adamson said...

thanks for giving us a glimpde of this beautiful and intersting city

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MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

Thank you for sharing this place. Looks really nice to be in :)

biebkriebels said...

Leuk om foto's te zien van zo'n onbekend land. Ben net een boek aan het lezen van Lieve Joris over de Baltische staten. Ze hebben een interessante geschiedenis.

Lynne said...

This is precisely why I love travel . . .
Always a new way to look at life and living . . .
Thanks for the tour Riet . . .

Adrienne said...

Such a joy to join you in your travels! I caught a few reflections in the different shots! I LOVE the one with the pointy steeple/roofs! Very dramatic!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful, Riet. I would very much like to visit Latvia myself.

Lew said...

The old cities of Europe certainly have charm and Riga appears to be well maintained! Thanks for the quick tour.

Melissa said...

Such a beautiful city. Thanks for sharing!

James said...

Beautiful shots! I would love to go to Riga someday.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wonderful!!! I so enjoyed this post. From the outdoor meeting 'room' to the Riga Cat.

Ida said...

So much to see and do here. It was all very interesting. I really liked those sculptures, especially the cat one.

cieldequimper said...

This is a place I have always wanted to visit and it is now even higher on the list! Lovely photos!

Heather said...

Wonderful, interesting photos -- I especially like the first two photos of the churches. My Skies

NatureFootstep said...

a fien and interesting post.