Photos from Latvia


Latvia has always been at trading crossroads. Ancient chronicles mention the 'route from the Vikings to the Greeks' through Latvian territory via the Daugava River to the ancient Rus and Byzantine Empire. Because of this strategic geographic location Latvian territory has always been invaded by other larger nations (Sweden, Russia, Lithuania-Poland, the USSR). Latvia gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Riga old town

Riga : the old town seen from the spire of St Peter's church

 

riga church blackheads house

Saint Peter's church and the House of the Blackheads (Latvian: Melngalvju nams)

 

riga old town square

a small square in the old town of Riga

 

Vansu bridge

Riga : the Daugava river and the Vansu bridge at sunset

 

lielupe baltic coast

The coast of the Baltic sea near Lielupe

 


Latvia was part of the 2000-2001 trip

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