Sunday, September 8, 2019

Lavtian National Museum of Art

We've already been to the main building of the Latvian National Museum of Art (Latvijas Nacionālais mākslas muzejs) but I didn't blog about it then because the rooftop terrace wasn't open. There's several other buildings and you can get an annual pass to the whole museum system which is a great bargain if you're planning to see them all. Here's a look at this grand building in the summer with the view from the rooftop.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Latvia National Botanic Garden

The National Botanic Garden (Nacionālais Botāniskais dārzs) in Latvia is 30 minutes away by car or train. It's always nice to stroll around beautiful gardens and a nice park while summer is still hanging around for a bit.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Rīga City Festival

"Is Riga ready?" is not supposed to be answered with yes (see below)

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Bastejkalna Park Riga

Bastejkalna (Bastion Hill) Park is probably my favorite part of Riga. There's lots to love around here but the park along the canal is a wonderful place for a walk. It has the National Opera on one end, the Freedom Monument, an awesome water feature, and lots of other stuff to see as you stroll along winding paths under the trees. There's many more nice parks around the city but we're really fortunate to have this particular park so close to home.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Riga Art Nouveau Buildings

If you're ever in Riga then be sure to look up! Jūgendstils (Art Nouveau) architecture in Riga makes up roughly one third of all buildings in the center of Riga. The city boasts having the highest concentration of Art Nouveau architecture anywhere in the world.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Rīgas Sv. Pētera Baznīca

St Peter's Church is very close to where we live in Riga but we finally went up in the tower today after many months of living here. It's amazing some of things you miss right next door until an out-of-town guest shows up.