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... Russian could not even become the official second language. Here are a few examples of what remains from the Soviet era.
SOVIET STYLE RADISSON BLU
RIGA PRESS BUILDING is now abandoned
RIGA RADIO AND TV TOWER
ACADEMY OF THE SCIENCES. A copy of the Empire State built in the 1950s with the Latvians' financing. ...
'what a stupid story'. Where's the romance, woman?
We next visited the wooden church, used for those living on the grounds of this large estate. It was simple but the altar was nice.
The Hill of Songs is a collection of 24 sculpture works, dealing with the tradition of singing in Latvia. I'm not much into oddball pieces and it was very hot by this time of the day, compounding minimal interest. Shade the favourite venue of everybody.
... and we didn't really feel like going back to wander around the shops in old town again, so Cosette, Sophia, Johanna, Veronika, and I wandered off towards the market. And when we found it, we were amazed because it was HUGE. It filled up an entire large park. There were stalls everywhere selling all sorts of different goods. We wandered a bit through the first ...
... 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 ...
... Kind of sad that it's still like that in this day and age.
First night we were in the city, we went to a shopping mall nearby to change some money into Latvian lats. Because it was raining, we walked around in the mall, that was not a brilliant idea. Six dresses later, we head out into the pouring rain to get back to the hotel for dinner. I'm afraid it soon will be time for us to ditch our backpacks for roll-ons so that poor Pierre doesn't have ...