From the Daugava River showing the arched roofs of the Zeppelin Market and the Soviet-built tower Stalinist Academy of Sciences building.
View from the Daugava with the spire of the Dome Cathedral (left) and St Peter’s (right)
Zeppelin and Mast. The Central Market (Rigas Centraltirgus) was opened in 1930 on the site of Zeppelin Hangars abandoned by the Kaiser in 1922. Behind stands the tripod Riga Radio and TV Tower (Rigas radio un televizijas tornis) which was built by Russia and opened in 1986.
Iron Bridge (Dzelzceļa tilts) carries the railway across the Daugava River in Riga and was rebuilt after being blown up in 1917 and in 1944
Henschel Heavy. One of about 100 historic vehicles which were lead in police convoy accompanied by blaring sirens through the streets of Riga to display on the November 11th embankment, Riga
Monument to the Red Latvian Riflemen (Latviešu sarkanie strēlnieki) who fought with the Russian Army against the Germans in WW1 and subsequently from 1917 fought on the side of the Bolsheviks until defeated by 1919
House of the Blackheads (Melngalvju nams), originally constructed in the 14th century for the Brotherhood of the Blackheads Guild,the present building is a reconstruction after the Germans bombed the building in 1941
Nativity of Christ Cathedral. Built between 1876 and 1883, Riga's Nativity of Christ Cathedral is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the Baltic states.
Riga Brivibas iela. 'Freedom Street', this street runs straight through the city and hardly curves at all as it becomes the A2 and takes traffic away from Riga. The Freedom Monument is also visible and behind the Russian Orthodox Nativity of Christ Cathedral.
The Freedom Monument, Riga
Guarding the Freedom Monument. They were just about to change this guard - this is done hourly.
Freedom Fellow: A young soldier guards the Riga Freedom Monument on Brivibas iela
Old Old Town. Not all of Riga Old Town has been restored yet
Singing Ships. Free concerts all day in the Riga Ship Museum. This one is a choir.
Riga Old Town
A Street in Old Riga near the Swedish Gate
Old Riga Streets
Riga. the Swedish Gate (Zviedru Varti)
Riga Skārņu Street
Riga Skarnu Street, in the Old Town showing the stepped end wall of St Johns Church
Riga Old Tower with the tower of the Dome Cathedral visible
St Peters Church, Riga
Riga's 'Dome' Cathedral. In fact it has no Dome, but I believe that 'Dome' in this case is similar to the Italian term Duomo for Cathedrals.
Tower of St Peters, Old Town, Riga
Riga Old Town, looking down from the tower of St Peters towards the grey cupola of the Dom Cathedral and the Daugava River beyond
View from St Peters. Looking up the Daugava River (towards Lithuania), with Riga Old Town in the foreground, the arched roofs of the Zeppelin Market, and beyond the new red bridge
View of the Daugava River in Riga, showing the blue Hansabank building on the left (downstream) bank, the Shroud Bridge (Vanšu tilts) and the Dome Cathedral (right)
Riga Old Town from the top of St Peters Church
Typical Architecture of the last century in Riga
Russian 'Victory' Monument in Riga
Riga Residence, a lodge for workers at sabiedribamarupe farm. (http://www.sabiedribamarupe.lv/)
Beach Boy. A Latvian boy plays with a volley ball on Jurmala beach
Beach Bike. A Latvian Lad cycles along the tide line on Jurmala beach
Beach Ball. A Latvian boy plays with a volley ball on Jurmala beach
Beach Lad: A Latvian teenager plays in the surf with a frisbee on the beach at Jurmala
Beach Walk. Jurmala is also known as the 'Latvian Riviera' and offers 33Km of sandy beaches, and all within an easy 20Km train ride from Riga.
Beach Lady: Latvian woman on the beach at Jurmala