Travel Blogs from Riga
... told him her veil was a protective power, blocking even swords. Alexander did not believe it and thrust the sword at her. Piercing her, Rose died. Alexander headed for the hills where he hanged himself.
Victor came for the normal rendezvous. Seeing his lady, he grabbed her body, covering himself in blood. He was tried for her murder. On the last day of the trial, one of Alexander's staff confessed to Alexander's devious plan. He was found not guilty. Reaction ...
... is only a 10 minute bike ride away (as a Dutchy, I believe biking in Latvia - or any other country for that matter -deserves its own blog post, so more on that later).
To go to Vecrīga (old Riga), I just ride through the bleak park (it's probably really nice in summer, but now it's just grey with one sad kilometre of artificial cross-country ski track), past the huge, starred war memorial (a pretty controversial one, since it's actually the ...
... doors so we could all get into the train and then work our way to our assigned seats. Luckily he was very experienced at this. He knew we would never all be able to get onto the train if we tried to each get on with our luggage so he hired porters and then got the three biggest, strongest men from our group and lined up all the luggage where he knew a door would stop. They then started passing in the luggage through the door and the windows. The ...
9. Children's Memorial : At the edge of the presidential lawns, almost obscured by the tall buildings all around, is the beautiful stone figurine of a little girl. A plaque at the site reads 'Dedicated to children deported to Siberia 1941-1949'. The busy, time-bound traveler pauses for a moment to ponder here. A poignant memorial to lost childhood.
10. House of the Blackheads : Beautifully ornate, seemed almost like a fairytale house. Little does it point to ...
... area. This building is a curious mix of a very “cold” impersonal looking building surrounded by fountains and a wonderfully relaxing park. Oddly, there are a series of glass pyramids, reminiscent of the one in front of the famous Louvre in Paris but these structures are simply to protect people from the harsh winter weather while exiting the parking structure below.
After passing this location, I made a stop in front of the “Freedom ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet