Riga, the capital, is one of the largest cities in Northern Europe. More than a third of Latvia's population lives in Riga. Riga is an important seaport. And beautiful, as this photo by Latj shows.
This photo of Riga, with what look like giant yellow and green insects, makes me smile.
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I love castles. They figure in so many mysteries and historical novels. Isn't Riga Castle, on the banks of the Daugava river, beautiful?
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Riga has some fascinating bridges, like the Vansu Bridge.
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The Railway Bridge.
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And The Wedding Padlocks Bridge. I can't even guess.
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The only thing I have to decide is, should I visit Latvia in the summer or in the winter, when I can see the Vansu Bridge across the frozen Daugava River?
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If I go in the winter, I'd better bring Giraffe #113 to keep me warm.