Photo report from Latvia

In April last year, went to Latvia, so to speak on the places of former glory.

Decided to lay out a photo report on Latvia and Riga in particular.

Strongly do not beat, it's my first post

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RIGA

Arriving almost immediately decided to fulfill a childhood dream and climb the Tower. It is located on an island in the middle of the river Daugava (in Russian - Western Dvina. The length of the Western Dvina River - 1020 km: 325 km are in the Russian Federation, 328 - and 367 on Belarus - to Latvia. © Wikipedia).

On this photo you can see both sides of the river and the Gulf of Riga on the horizon.

I apologize for the quality, filmed through the dirty windows.

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Stands out most certainly Dome Cathedral (the highest spire). Authority that there is - is set to 1883-1884 years. An impressive body height of three floors includes 6,768 pipes (according to other sources - 6718), metal and wood, ranging in length from 13 mm to 10 m. The organ has four keyboards and one hand - for the feet. On the remote - 124 registers and 47 levers to enable various support mechanisms. Air is supplied by means of the six furs. The largest of them has a size of 2, 5 × 6 m. At the time of construction of the Cathedral organ was the largest in the world. © Wikipedia

Left spire of St. Peter's.

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And then a beautiful building. I have no idea what's ... But overall nice.

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Now the bridge has probably completed. When I was there, I was told that this is kind of like one of the most expensive short bridges in the world. Because Latvia is a small, but very proud country

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The same bridge but the other day, and from a different angle.

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As can be seen on the facade, the house was built in 1646. A very old house. And very beautiful ...

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In recent years, Riga Town Hall tries to restore as much of the old city. Here is one of those streets, after major repairs.

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Somewhere among the streets of the Old Town, you can find a very famous house. And more is known of his roof, than himself. There's a permanent guardian, sits a black cat.

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There, in the Old City, you can find a gun. She was found, archaeologists, restored and put on display.

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Very interesting, relatively new (maybe only for me) custom. After the registrar's office to go to the bridge and hang it with the names of Castle Suite.

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Bridge with locks

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After a long walk through the old town, I sat in the park and saw the sculpture. I do not know about you, but it seems to me called "Statue of shaving legs Girl»

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One of the areas of the city. Yugla. Just beautiful ...

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This statue of independence of Latvia. Large, formidable. With guard.

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Changing of the guard. All terribly solemn.

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Fountain in the park

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Next to the new buildings and renovated houses there are ...

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And this is just crawling near the window after rain

Tulip.

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