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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 !



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



Wedding Photoshoot

Rear Courtyard Entrance

Panorama of the informal grounds
Rundale Pano 2016

We rounded off the visit with a lovely meal and for me a large bottle of Alus :>)

In my garden

Today started off reasonably bright but there was rain in the air. So it was a quick bus ride to and from town, just made it back home before the rain started. Last week was so different, lovely and warm and sunny. I took a few photo’s of some flowers in my garden with the Olympus EPL1 and the Helios 58mm lens.

This Rose is in my front garden and has a lovely scent.

The Bee’s really like the Salvia

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Nepeta Sibirica (Catmint) I’m really surprised this has survived, as my two cats and the neighbourhood waifs and strays really like nibbling at it.

PS. it’s just started thundering and lightning and raining really hard :>(

Trip toTown


The weather in my part of the UK has not been good for the last few days, but at least we haven’t  had the terrible storms that parts of Europe are enduring. Today was at least dry but windy and cold. I needed to get a new pair of walking shoes as my boots are down at heel. Only managed a couple of photographs, didn’t want to hang around the town today.

Cafe (side you don’t see)


Olympus EPL1


Supervised Gardening

I decided to do a bit of pruning and tidying up in the garden today as the weather looked really good. Within 30 seconds of opening the back door my two supervisors were overseeing what I was up to.

Supervisor #1 Fleur (aka Mumsy)

Supervisor #2 Mimy

After 5 minutes, boredom set in

Time for a snooze I think

A few shots of flowers in the garden




All taken on Olympus EPL1 with Helios 44-2 55mm – f2 lens