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... off to Barcelona, Vic and I took a train out to the coast to a place near Jurmala. We saw a lovely suburb with lots of old timber homes. It was also a popular location for more wealthy tourists and residents, but not too busy at this time of year. The beach was as expected - no real surf, as this is the Baltic, but nonetheless lovely. In summer it is packed. A bus back to Riga, a taxi to the airport and we were on our way to Spain. Ron is on his way to ...
... were able to paint your own sun using watercolors. I've never claimed to be an artist, and I think the photo of my hand-painted sun provides evidence of that. :-)
It snowed quite a bit during our time here, and like the rest of my Christmas trip daylight was short and nights were long. Riga is the hub for travel in the Baltics, as it has the largest airport, and bus connections are cheap and plentiful. The first time I walked to the bus station at night, I was confused ...
... Russian could not even become the official second language. Here are a few examples of what remains from the Soviet era.
SOVIET STYLE RADISSON BLU
RIGA PRESS BUILDING is now abandoned
RIGA RADIO AND TV TOWER
ACADEMY OF THE SCIENCES. A copy of the Empire State built in the 1950s with the Latvians' financing. ...
... was done in Neo-classical style. Several wedding couples were nearby. We cleared the area by 1440.
The Guaga River is the longest river totally within the boundaries of Latvia. You can do 'woodrafting' on it. On a hot day like today, it would have been a great option.
Turaida was an interesting complex. The castle here was the home of the archbishop of Riga when outside the capital. First on the agenda was a loo break.
Our first stop was ...
... going as a group over to St. Peters. They gave us a room in a building right next to the church. We did a bit of a warmup and were all dressed in our uniforms. We did quick run-through's of our songs and were going to have a bit of time to talk about the set and drink some water and have a bit of 'quiet' like before our previous concert. But, one of the organizers came in and told us we'd be going on right away - almost a half hour early ...