Category Archives: Travel Photography

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.

 

Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils) Latvia

The last time I visited Rundale Palace was in 1993. Rundales Pils 1993 I mistakenly thought it was 1992 in my previous blog post about Rundale. In 1993 I had my Rolleiflex with me loaded with Konica IR750 film, there were very few people around and Storks were nesting on the chimney pots. This time I took my little olympus EPL1. It was really hot this visit 34 deg C. The restoration work that has been carried out on the building and grounds is very impressive.

Main Entrance
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Wedding Photoshoot
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Rear Courtyard Entrance
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Panorama of the informal grounds
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We rounded off the visit with a lovely meal and for me a large bottle of Alus :>)

Old Lamp – Salies de Bearn – France

Resting today after having a severe haircut  ! Well I don’t have much hair anyway, but it was a good excuse to chill out with the cats. A friends band are playing at a local pub tomorrow, looking forward to their music, meeting up with friends, and of course a few beers.

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One from the archive, probably 2008, taken with my Canon 35mc on Konica 200asa.

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