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... voice and we found out she had retired from the choir that sings at the opera house. Saturday started with a tour of the art nouveau section of the city, the majority of the buildings built in the period from 1900 to 1914- quite stunning architecture, very well maintained and exceptionally clean. Then off for a tour of the central market, a collection of many buildings with each one specializing e,g, the fish market ...
... band that I'd made such an effort to sit close to).
... is there now. After the cemetery, we made our way back to Old Town and the end of the 3 hour tour. It was a great tour and I was so glad I took it. Antiss did a great job of leading us and letting us know what we were looking at, and the 4 Brits were hilarious. But I tell you what, cycling on cobblestones on a bike with no suspension is a bit rough on the old wedding tackle!
I was starting to feel a bit hungry but in a better mood after the ride, so after ...
The Old City is worth a look but a lot of the buildings have scaffolding on them which is a bit disappointing. We found a spot for a drink to get a bit of atmosphere and then it was time to head to Maccas for some free wifi and then back home.
Along the way one of the festivals was still going, so we stopped and listened to some dude playing techno, which sounded like a recording of a train passing.
After a while we moved on and back to the unit.
... and giant snowflakes. They looked a bit out of place with no real snow around them, but were pretty none the less. We also saw the giant statue of a lady holding up stars (the freedom statue?). Instead of heading into the center of old town we kept to the outside and walked past the Riga Castle. It was not much of a castle as far as pretty towers and detail go, but I guess you could call it a castle. There was a bunch of restoration work going on on the exterior... ...