Riga in Latvia

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Published on March 22, 2009

Author: kfyssaki

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Slide 1: Riga: Latvia's capital city Photos from www.flickr.com Riga: Latvia's capital city : Riga: Latvia's capital city Slide 3: Riga: General view Slide 4: This photo was taken from the top of St. Peter's church and looks out over the old section of Riga. Slide 5: Ratslaukums or Town Hall square by night during the blue hour. You can see on the right hand the blackheads house and on the left hand side St Peter church. Slide 6: Ratslaukums or Town Hall square: It has been reconstructed as it was destroyed during the war. You can see on the right hand the blackheads house and on the left hand side : St Peter church. Slide 7: Ratslaukums or Town Hall square: Blackheads house by night. Slide 8: The statue of Roland, the favorite nephew of Charlemagne is located at the centre of the town hall square in Riga. Roland died in the famous battle of Roncevaux pass in 778 in the pyrenees in the border between France and Spain! Roland is now a symbol of freedom and justice. Roland de Roncevaux Slide 9: An impressive statue with 3 red Latvian riflemen. They fought in the Russian army during WW1. Bedind is the occupation museum, when Latvia was occupied by the Soviet Union. Slide 10: Latvian Academy of Sciences A building dating from the communist past of Latvia. It was build in the 50's and dedicated to Stalin as a symbol of the power ot the Russian state. Slide 11: Latvian Academy of Sciences Slide 12: La grisaille: Details from a gray wooden house in the Moscow District in Riga. Slide 13: Riga : european capital of Art Nouveau? Riga has the largest concentration of Art Nouveau buildings in Europe. This photo show a detail of a building erected in 1903 by the Russian architect Michael Eisenstein. If you like "Art Nouveau", Brussels or Nancy are also worth a visit. Slide 14: Art Nouveau again! The entrance of this building was designed by a Latvian architect called Konstantins Pekšens in 1903 and decorated with a dragon on each side. Slide 15: Riga by Night: The town is separated in two parts by a river called Daugava. Here is a view of the "other" side. Slide 16: Latvian coast: The beach around Jurmala in Latvia. You can enjoy 33 km of sandy beach and a large pine tree forest. Slide 17: Jurmala’s turtle Jurmala is a sucession of sea side resort towns only 30 km away from Riga. One of its famous sight is this turtle, a statue dating from 1995. Houses in Jurmala are very nice and all different and built under pine trees. Jurmala means "beach" or "seaside" in Latvian. Slide 18: Orthodox cathedral – Riga: The nativity cathedrale was transformed into a planetarium between 1960 and 1991. It was then restored when Latvia obtained its independance in 1991. Slide 19: I Love this ilumination of the Riga Railway bridge... Slide 20: The clock tower of Riga's railway station Big Ben in London Slide 21: Freedom monument in the town centre Slide 22: Freedom monument Photo of Milda, statue on the top of the Freedom monument in Riga. It's a symbol of the Latvian independance. She holds 3 stars : each of them corresponds to a region of Latvia. Slide 23: Milda, the statue on the top of the Freedom Monument in Riga. Slide 24: Riga Freedom Monument: Cold Pride… Slide 25: Riga Soldiers and Citizens Slide 26: Riga’s road Slide 27: Riga Castle: The residence of latvian president Slide 28: Hansa Banca building Slide 29: University building, Riga, Latvia Slide 30: Kalku street: A famous place among citizens and tourists to hang around  in Riga. Slide 31: A lane  in Riga. Slide 32: Another lane  in Riga. Slide 33: The Great Wall  in Riga. Slide 34: What a look  in Riga! Slide 35: The other Riga: an old woman Slide 36: The other Riga - The other people… Slide 37: The other Riga - Russian Market Folk… Slide 38: Riga tram going past an abandoned awaiting renovation building! Slide 39: A cheap song! Slide 40: Defensive Structure! Slide 41: Riga - Latvia Slide 42: Riga_Radio_and_TV_Tower Slide 43: Sunset at Daugava river, Riga, Latvia Slide 44: Riga by Night Slide 45: Riga is still!!! Slide 46: This is the End - Enjoy your trip in Latvia!!!

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