Travelling around the world I understand that beaches in Latvia are ones of the most beautiful in the world.
White sand, blue skies and almost no annoying insects. Unfortunately they are like this only few months per year :(
This is the next photo after my stop in Jaunkemeri. The next is Kupla priede Tower.
There is no ski jumping sport in Latvia, at least because there is no any built ski flying hill.
Although in the mid of 1970 there was a project to built a Ski Jumping Hill in Valmiera, but it has never finished.
Kurzeme (Courland) is one of the three historical regions of Latvia. It is the richest and the most western region. In the Golden age of Kurzeme, it was an autonomous duchy under Polish rule with own colonies in Western Africa and Caribbean Sea, for example Tobago used to belong to Kurzeme.
NASA satellite photo of winter in Latvia and neighbour countries Estonia, Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, Sweden. A short ice free strip in the gulf of Riga is made in order to make possible ferry traffic. Psst, Riga is in the very center :)
For the past couple days everybody in Latvia was speaking about Meteorite smashed Latvia country near Mazsalaca, which is about 140km north from Riga. Recently it was revealed that Meteorite is a hoax made up to attract world attention to Latvia :) Yes, we have a good sense of humor :) Check also other attention getting actions: Parade of Blonde women Longest Dance Longest Run Cola and Mentos record
Apsīšu rūnakmens (Apsites rune stone) located just several kilometers from Rūjiena town. It is one of the oldest memorials in Latvia and dated circa 9th century AD. Runestone is left by Scandinavian vikings visiting these lands for trading with Latvian ancestors.
Since the 1st of May 2004, when Latvia joined EU, all entrances to Latvia has European Union symbolic. But I couldn't find any Latvian flag at this checkpoint. We are loosing our identity and we are happy about it.
Photo has been taken at Latvia - Lithuania border next to Tervete town.
Empty & ugly road from Riga towards Saint-Petersburg and Tallinn, called Vidzemes šoseja (Vidzeme Highway)
This picture is taken in the beginning of April, during the early spring the nature has no make up at all :)
On the background you can see another one Riga sign, but mirrored one.
I always wonder how storks are making their nests. The stork nests are always so strong and well-balanced, so they are able to withstand any storm. Usually white storks come back to Latvia after winter migration in April and leave the country in late August. Interesting, in how many cultures the White stork is responsible for bringing babies into human family? :)
On Easter Sunday children are usually looking for Easter Eggs since the early morning :) I guess it is not difficult to find these ones growing on the tree, but what about to pick up all of them? Happy Easter! :)
Since a long time I wanted to publish advertisement of Latvijas Krājbanka on the shorter side of Jekaba Kazarmas. The Advertisement depicts bank's presence in each Latvian region, showing coat of arms of all Latvian cities and towns. Please see also Riga escutcheon (part of Riga Coat of Arms)
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