Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Riga - Around Town

Riga, Where we have a sunset view of sorts from our hotel window, the Art Nouveau buildings are never ending, the days are longer and colder, and the veggie dumplings and fried cheese are right around the corner.

And that fav resto right around the corner is Plemeni XL located in the Old Town at Kalķu 7.
Plemeni XL - Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

The House of the Black Heads is the iconic spot in Riga.
Riga, Latvia

Just after a Summer Sunset - Riga, Latvia

The Old Town is rather charming with a medieval layout (is not a grid) and colorful squares; and a dash of Art Nouveau.
Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Army Barracks.
Riga, Latvia

The so-called Three Brothers.
Riga, Latvia

The Soviet stylings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (1951).
Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

View from our hotel window.
Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

This synagogue with its Egyptian Art Nouveau motifs was just a block from our hotel.
Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

The Freedom Monument (1935) blends Art Deco and Social Realist styles, and honors those killed in the Latvian War of Independence (1918–1920). There is a changing of the guards on the hour.
Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

The Cathedral.
Riga, Latvia

The Radio Latvia building.
Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Sunset.
Riga, Latvia

Airplane hangers have been converted into the Market Hall, one of which is all meats.
Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Rainy afternoon - we stay in our room until the rain stops and the clouds move by.
Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Being one of the last countries in Europe to convert from paganism to Christianity (in the 14th Century), the old pagan/folk symbols can be seen around town.

Riga, Latvia

Although Riga has many Art Nouveau buildings, there are still many traditional wooden houses around.
Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

The last sunset of the trip.
View from our window - Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

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And finally, various Art Nouveau buildings. STOP READING HERE unless you love Art Nouveau. ;-)
Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia