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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