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Walking the streets and just admiring the buildings has been how we have spent much of our time... it can tell you a lot about a city, town or village.
We have enjoyed many a feast, but rarely such a grand banquet as in Riga, Latvia.
Here they publish maps showing a small thumbnail pic of each building as well as dates, architect and brief history of many tens of beautiful buildings, mostly dating from the ...
... been maintained, despite some plans for it to be filled in. This ensures the old town is surrounded by parks, with the moat running through the middle of the parks, making Riga a very 'green' capital.
At the end of the tour, we returned to the hostel to dry out and then headed for the Occupation of Latvia Museum. Entry was entirely donation based and it has to be one of the best museums I've ever been to. It tells the story of the Soviet occupation ...
... She gave an overview before we headed out. It is warm.
Went first to the Art Nouveau area of Alberta and Elisabeth Streets. Nature is the big theme and its often floral incorporation into architecture. The detail was wonderful and the divergent colours just added to the effect.
Asked Mike at one stage what aperture setting he was using. He looked at me and said 'you're taking the mickey of me'. Can't get much past my room mate.
After our coffee lunch, we headed right across the street to a drugstore. I picked up a couple different colours of nailpolish while the other girls looked at interesting Latvian cosmetics. Johanna and Sophia both picked up hair dye to use that night. Taryn had dyed part of hair purple a couple days before, and both girls wanted to try something with their hair.
We left and were on our way to Old Town ...
... a pretty great job!
The Friday was all about getting to know each other. We started with a quick introduction round in the big circle, filling a "treasure chest" with our "hopes" and "lifting it up" with balloons full of "things we can offer". We soon turned to more advanced stuff; such as a round of musical chairs where we had to seek shelter in a "cafe" (a group of chairs) when it started "snowing" and talk to some random ...