Photos from Riga, Latvia

Riga is the beautiful capital of Latvia. With just over 600, 000 inhabitants, it is the largest city of the Baltic States, though the population is reported to be decreasing. It’s historical district is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for it’s 19th century wooden architecture as well as the largest collection of Art Nouveau buildings.

The Freedom Monument in Riga, Latvia

The Freedom Monument in Riga, Latvia

The Brotherhood of Blackheads building in Old Riga

The Brotherhood of Blackheads building in Old Riga

Alberta Eila 8 is one of the first Mikhail's Eisenstein's projected buildings on Alberta street - built in 1903.

Alberta Eila 8 is one of the first Mikhail’s Eisenstein’s projected buildings on Alberta street – built in 1903.

One of the buildings along Alberta Street, Riga.

One of the buildings along Alberta Street, Riga.

More art nouveau buildings.

More art nouveau buildings.

In Riga, you will see lots of old wooden architecture  - old and beautiful buildings and houses that tell a lot of stories.

In Riga, you will see lots of old wooden architecture – old and beautiful buildings and houses that tell a lot of stories.

Daugava beach with the Island bridge in the background.

Daugava beach with the Island bridge in the background.

The skyline of Riga from across the Island bridge

The skyline of Riga from across the Island bridge

The Latvian Academy of Sciences a.k.a. Stalin's birthday cake.

The Latvian Academy of Sciences a.k.a. Stalin’s birthday cake.

 

Kronvalda Park is situated between Kr. Valdemara street, Kronvalda boulevard and Kalpaka boulevard, with a canal flowing through the park

Kronvalda Park is situated between Kr. Valdemara street, Kronvalda boulevard and Kalpaka boulevard, with a canal flowing through the park

 

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