Old Riga Hotel Vecriga
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... so after whipping off our shoes and socks we were in the Baltic Sea in October! Not only my first experience of the Baltic Sea but probably the first time I've been in the sea while wearing a coat! It wasn't as cold as I'd thought it would be but after a couple of minutes our toes were being to hurt so it was time to get out! Further down the beach we found a swing set so stopped for a rest and a swing! After all the beach excitement, our October dip in the sea ...
... from the Great Guild. These were black cats, arched backs and rears facing the building. When later he was granted membership into the Great Guild, he turned the cats around.
Found the Metzendorff House. It displays furniture of the 17th and 18th century period merchant class member. There are some fine pieces of furniture and old wallpaper. The camera fee doubled the entry fee [5.7].
Deciding on where to go for a java, spied Mike at the ...
... small charge of 7 euros for the lift but the views are worth it.
Santa`s Fun Run
After St Peters church we went to town centre which had all the Christmas and New Year decorations on with elegant churches and some beautiful buildings with interesting architecture but the main Highlight was the Santa`s Fair.
Santa`s Fair was hilarious as there were over 200 people dressed as ...
... local beer and their special garlic bread - nothing like we are use to but delicious. Spotting a few interesting caves earlier in the visitors centre, that are on the outskirts of town so we headed off. A small walk brought us to the little devils cave, being16m long and it is said this is where he lived and if you go there at midnight you can see him riding a horse with 7 heads. Kate wouldn't go to the end of course even with her trusty head ...
... and as a result of this there has been a lot of investment in restoration, and values have appreciated accordingly.
We continue for a drive around the landmark sights of the city - unfortunately, this is a bit of a waste, as it it too wet and grey to get a decent view, much less pictures. One thing of interest that we do see is a group of old zeppelin hangars, which were built in the late 1920s, and are now used to house markets. The bus ...