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Atā Riga

Posted in Latvia, Riga by folkestonejack on September 25, 2016

Our time in Riga is up and it is time to say farewell. I have been really surprised by how much there is to see and do in the city, including much that we did not have time to see (such as the art nouveau buildings in the Mezaparks district and the open air museum) or which was closed during our stay (such as the House of Blackheads and Small Guild).

We have enjoyed everything that we were able to see and felt that we had the best balance of sights during our stay – it would be all too easy to have a trip focused on the dark history of Latvia that would be quite overpowering without some light relief.

The old copper weather vane from the Dom which topped the spire from 1595 until 1985

The old copper weather vane from the Dom which topped the spire from 1595 until 1985

It is not impossible that we will be back someday to pick up where we left off, perhaps tied in with trips to the cities of Liepāja and Jūrmala. However, I would also like to see Vilnius and some of Lithuania’s other cities too and that is probably next on our long wishlist!

It seems appropriate to finish my last post from Riga with a selection of the marvellous views available from the Academy of Sciences and the tower of St Peter’s Church.

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