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... 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.
... pastries, and he gave me one for free in exchange for a conversation about the delights of Canadian maple syrup. The rest of the day went by in a lazy haze of cathedrals, museums and chocolate cake. I watched a Latvian band play Eric Clapton songs in Latvian, which was interesting, to say the least. This evening brought me my most spectacular and utterly freaking magnificent experience yet, the Latvian ballet. Having never seen ballet in real life before, I was ...
... in old town with our new friends. After that we split up with promises to meet up for dinner. Our only stop on our to do list was the Museum of genocide victims which was located in the former KGB building, their occupation story was very similar to that of Latvia's, however this museum had a lot more information on what happened to people who were sent to this building and showed a lot of torture rooms etc, we didn't make it all the way through the building as it was ...
... and music. On the way to the bar though, there was smoke coming from Old Town Riga and as we got closer, there was huge fire in the President's Castle which is, according to Liva a big symbol for the Latvian people. It was the biggest fire that she had every seen and we were walking home at 3 AM, the firemen were still putting it out (I'll try to attach an article about it).
At the bar, we were greeted by some of Liva's friends and they were all very welcoming and all ...
... to each other and there was just a general happy, festive feel to the city. I don't think Riga is more happy than other cities in the EU, I just think it was the stark contrast to the extremely serious Russians whom we had gotten used to. I think the whole group felt immediately more happy.
After our quick tour of the main city centre we were off to dinner. Luckily the dinner was included (I suspect if it was not Mea would have suggested we go without if it had not ...