Walking through the capital of Latvia
• Walk through the capital of Latvia
Latvia - another country, which had a direct relation to Russia, now in Europe. Just a few of the stages: in 1940 the Supreme Soviet of the USSR adopts Latvia into the Soviet Union, from 1941 to 1944 the entire territory of the country occupied by the Wehrmacht in 1991, the Soviet Union recognized the independence of Latvia, in the same year, the Republic of Latvia becomes a member of the UN, in 1995 - Council member Europe in 1999 - a member of the World trade organization, in 2004 Latvia joins NATO and European Union in 2014 to adopt the euro and becomes the 18th member of the Eurozone.
Today Riga show.
Before you go to the photos, you need to learn to distinguish between Latvia from Lithuania and correct to compare the capital Riga and Vilnius. So a simple rule: focus on the letter "a" in the first two letters of the names of countries: Latvia and Lithuania. The names of the capitals "and" there is only the word Riga. Easy to remember Latvia - Riga, Lithuania - Vilnius.
My first surprise steel prices. My first thought - "Yes, here the price as in Vietnam, all cheap!". After, of course, the picture is returned to normal and the prices were just "lower than average".
Since it was to spend only one night, I booked a hostel I need in Riga. Again amazing as was the price of 9 euros in the city center. Such a service and love to the guests I've never met. Authentic apartment, internet, tea, coffee, no other guests, everything is very clean. The second thought - "And there come to Riga tourists?"
Share a third thought and move on to explore the city. So, a third thought - "What does a cow on a tree in one of the yards?"
I decided to start a tour of the town with an interesting streets Alberta (lat. Alberta iela).
In the area of the street you can find a dozen stunning Art Nouveau buildings.
The majority of these houses were built by architect Mikhail Eisenstein.
Details weight, very nice, I recommend.
obsharpannosti buildings adds a certain charm to the city.
Old Riga tram.
New Riga tram.
LIDO. They say a good restaurant catering.
Riga - European Capital of Culture 2014. The snails - one of the projects, the Culture? Symbol?
Next Doll. Black girl in the Latvian national costume:
The central market of Riga.
Until 2014 were LVL 1 Ls = 1, 42 euros, ie, were stronger than the euro... The average monthly net salary of 500 euros, which is roughly three times less than in Germany.
At the central railway station in Riga.
In the old Riga.
In the center.
Not in the center.
On the top I looked Riga with two heights: 65 and 97 meters. The first height - an observation deck, located on the 107-meter building of the Academy of Sciences, the second - an observation platform 368-meter TV tower Riga. The first - "Seven Sisters", one of the few, the second - the tallest building in the Baltic States. We climb over Riga?
Most of all amazed at the number of tourists that one that at another site. At the Academy of Sciences were three of us, on the TV tower I was all alone.
The building of the Latvian Academy of Sciences.
was commissioned in 1960.
21 floor, 107 meters.
Forms very pleasant.
Before the tower is no transport does not go. The nearest tram stop is necessary to pass in the direction of the tower a kilometer and a half. No markings. Even at the entrance door of any tablets. Just going inside, can be found in the lobby of a woman who sells the ticket to the top. It is not surprising that there are no tourists.
It is very sad indeed. The construction deserves more interest.
to the tower came a couple, lay on the grass ...
On the horizon one can see the sea and Jurmala.