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... more about what had happened in the building, reminders of its past, which is what the guided tour is about. I didn't reserve for tomorrow since I have the ex-Soviet tour. The whole exhibit is printed out in a newspaper format and it's nicely done.
Stepping out after the museum, I was disoriented, I wasn't where I was supposed to be. I had already worked it out on the map ...
... I'm not sure, exactly, where we finally ended up for a practice, but it was in a building a decent ways away, but a nice big hall with a piano, so we weren't going to complain. We ran through our pieces and worked at the little stuff, and when we were all finally ready to leave after a couple hours to go get some lunch, we were all feeling just a bit better about the upcoming performance.
We were given a bit of free time to find ...
... from Vilnius about this commemeration. On 23 August 1989, two million Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians joined hands in a human chain stretching over 400 miles between Vilnius (Lituania), Riga (Lativa), and Tallinn (Estonia), to protest the anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between the Nazis and Soviet Union.
... at the departure but we got it all sorted out in the end. The hotel was having few teething problem, we did not have any wifi in our room and my daughter was upset but the hotel was fully booked so they promised to change our room next day.
The weather was freezing cold with minus temperatures and it had been snowing heavily but we still decided to venture out, we walked to the ...
... and Riga still manages to retain that aesthetic appeal it is famous for.
Although the Old Town is nice, its outer suburbs are a big throwback to occupational Soviet times with red brick communist style housing and concrete Soviet factories scarring the landscape. This basic disregard for any flow and planning to beautify the area proves the half/half theory that I have been pushing. Basically in these areas, it is grim, grey and depressing.