Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Riga

Riga, the capital of Latvia, is a beautiful city with a UNESCO World Heritage site, several tourist spots, and monuments. Minutes away from the seaport, Old Town of Riga is a perfect place to spend a day or a week. Museums, numerous churches and historical traditional European buildings make it a perfect place for tourist interested in history while a scenic park, Town Square, paved streets, restaurants and outdoor cafes are ideal for walking and relaxation. Let us see some parts of the city.

A view of the city from the port:

Riga-View-Port

St. James’ Cathedral:

Riga-St-James

The House of Blackhead (Rebuilt in 2001 after independence from the USSR):

Riga-House-Of-Blackhead

A typical building of the Old Town:

Riga

A picture of the top end of a wall of an office building:

Riga

A typical street but this one has parking for something familiar to all of us:

Riga - a street

Indolent Indians indulged in intoxication here:

Riga-Town-Square

Enjoyed every moment of the day spent in Riga.

36 comments:

kavita said...

Wah !Read the word Latvia a lot in my favorite comic -book Asterix .The first and the last picture looks like a scene from fairy tales.I would love to be here.Thanks for the post Amrit.

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

Colorful pictures... Nice place. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

wow amazing pics!!-Swetha Amit (Whirlwindthoughts)

BK Chowla, said...

I have traveled enough,but, haven't been to this beautiful place

Renu said...

Your pictures are always so professional type.I mean so clear and beautiful..and you are lucky to visit such beautiful and new cities.

shuchita said...

this place is so beautiful no wonder you enjoyed it so much, liked the phrase "indolent indians indulged in intoxication"

Insignia said...

Loved the first picture a lot Amrit. Those sharp thin pencil like buildings projecting to the sky is beautiful.

Alka Gurha said...

Lucky you...Lovely pics.

Muhammad Israr said...

wow... lovely pictures...i wish one day i go and see these places after you have so wonderfully picturized the whole scenario :) keep posting :)

Rachna said...

You travel to amazing places. I feel that European architecture looks quite similar across countries with a town square, Gothic buildings and paved streets.

☆ Rià ღ said...

Wow!! Love the vibrant colors and the architecture.

Destination Infinity said...

Never knew about a country called Latvia. Thanks for introducing it to us. The statue of the lady with sword is awesome. So, you keep traveling to Europe frequently on job?

mannbikram said...

Lovely city ..

Bikram's

NRIGirl said...

That's beautiful @A! Love the colorful buildings. Thank you for sharing.

Anjuli said...

Latvia looks wonderful- I'm sure a day or a week spent there would be marvelous!!! You take GREAT pics!!

rama said...

Great pictures Amrit. Lativia is so beautiful, the colors sea green, rust, blue stand out against the clear sky. It definitely looks like any European country where Indians can visit just to laze around in a leisurely manner. What fun you must have had there. We all envy you.

Harman said...

very nice pichhas and explained very well as always..
GREEN WITH ENVY..lolz
have fun tc..keep smiling!

Mishi said...

sounds a great place to be! wasay not fair..! your posts about all these wonderful places make me jealous:-( a bit tho;p you are very lucky to have visited all these places..May you travel more and more and make me jealous some more;p

well I was busy in Ramadan and then eid..free now..you will read more of my no non=sense buk buk from now on..be ready for that *wink wink*

Mishi said...

you are very lucky MashALLAH* showie forgot to write it before..

Sujatha Sathya said...

didnt even know there was a city called Riga. lovely!
like the cycle rickshaws

Geeta said...

Gorgeous!!! I am consulting you when its time for my next vacation.

A New Beginning said...

That's a refreshing place :) Great pics A :)

Reflections said...

The pictures are gorgeous!!!!!
Have a good holiday:-))!!!!!

....Petty Witter said...

One of the cities I would so like to visit. Husband dearest has been several times and says I would love it. And looking at your glorious photos I can't help but think he's right.

Sandhya said...

I know the name Latvia, but haven't heard of Riga! You visit so many unheard of places, which are new to people like us!

Nice buildings, thanks for the introduction! The last picture is the best!

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

Your pictures are like postcards. Picture perfect.

sm said...

beautiful pics

Tanvi said...

Looks like a great city!!!

♡ from © tanvii.com

Stranger said...

Lovely..great snaps

Aparna said...

lovely...old world charm..

Sh@s said...

Lovely snaps :)

R. Ramesh said...

super duper.. no wonder u r such a popular blogger buddy

Anonymous said...

woww amazing pics!! looks like you had a great time!! -Swetha Amit (Whirlwindthoughts)

Usha said...

A, Thanks for introducing City Riga, I heard it for the first time. Beautiful city and Wonderful pictures..I kept scrolling up and down to view them several times. All pictures present nice bright color contrast..buildings have unique construction pattern and they are painted with nice colors...also buildings built in stone are amazing.
Is there any kind of touch up done for the first picture? These pictures are definitely different from all previous pictures.
Thanks for the virtual tour of this beautiful city Riga.

Usha said...

A, Today I could post comment in fire fox browser. Last several days I was unable to do so. It was working in internet explorer...Need to try on sm's blog because there also I was unable to comment in FF browser.

Punam said...

You seen to have travelled a lot, Amritji.. I wouldn't even have known of the existence of Latvia, except that I deal with a lot of Latvian tax news for my job... so yes.. good to see u got the chance to visit Latvia. It is an important member state of the European Union.