Category Archives: Riga

Riga – St Peter’s Church

While we were in Riga Old Town we visited St Peter’s church and took a trip to the top of the tower, fortunately there was a lift !

St Peter’s Church
St Peters Church Tower

Interior
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The Latvian youth orchestra were rehearsing, I could have stayed and listened all afternoon.

Part of the old town and the River Daugava
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Old town and Market
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The first time I visited Riga I thought the market was the railway station, it was the canopied roofs that fooled me. The tower top right is the TV and Radio transmitter.

Riga Rooftops
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National Library of Latvia
National Library of Latvia
This striking looking library building was completed in 2014
For the last two shots above I used my old Helios 58mm lens on the Olympus EPL1 to give me a short telephoto.

One from the Olympus XA
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I just grabbed this shot, the Dove caught my eye.

 

Riga Balconies and Rooftops

I’ve been to Latvia 6 times now since 1993 to visit my lovely relatives, but this was the first time I spent most of the holiday in Riga. I really got to like Riga, needless to say the time passed too quickly and I need to go back again to take more photographs and eat more (saldējums) Latvian ice cream !

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Flight booked

The flight is booked to Latvia for June. It will be really good to see my relatives again and wander around Riga and the Latvian countryside. Here are couple of photographs from my first trip to Latvia in June 1993. They were taken on my Olympus OM2n, Zuiko 24mm lens, and Kodak Ektachrome 200 asa.

1950’s GAZ M20 – Riga Image23-GAZ-M20-Latvia

Big Red Train –  Kandava MunicipalityImage21-Red Train