Kolonna Hotel Brigita
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... destroyed for a third time during World War II. The current structure was built in 1973.
It was almost 11 so I headed back to the bus. The sign now said "11.15". OK, so this wasn't so bad. I could have a look around the church which is a lovely old building.
Back to the bus and the sign had changed to "11.30". Rather than wait all day for a bus that never leaves I bought a ticket on the REAL hop on hop off bus from a little hottie in front of the House of ...
... At this type of ceremony I look at the faces of old people and wonder at the thoughts that are going through their head. Here they must have lived through so much.
There was of course a lighter side to the celebrations, with performances in the squares of the old town. The ...
... at maps was a constant visual today. I've been trying to 'map' an area, at least if there appears to be something of interest down a lane.
Down by the Daugava River, chilling. Had passed St Jacob's Church. It is the present seat of the Catholic archbishop. Spent a bit more time with the Three Brothers. The old town is not particularly busy, perhaps with no cruise ship unloading masses of humanity. It's cool by the water. Looking behind me, there is ...
... Jakob's, had its bell placed outside of the steeple because people had to hear it from very far away. It was to be rung in case of emergencies. Legend has it that it would also always be rung if an unfaithful wife walked by. Toms said that never happens, so there must be no unfaithful wives in Riga. But on one of his tours once, the bell did ring as he passed by with his group, so he decided not to tell this story so he wouldn't get a heart-attack.
... or so of this I was desperate for a pee so we went to a coffee shop where we had some hot chocolates and then went on to the Museum of the History of Medicine, which we had seen earlier, and which had caused my ghoulish husband's little eyes to light up. It was actually all rather fun, starting with Java Man doing trepanning on one another, and going all the way to the Soviet space programme, with great displays of the kind of ghastly ...