Riga – Day 7

Riga is about double the size of Tallinn and it feels even larger, likely because we never left the old city of Tallinn. Riga has done a pretty good job of mixing old and new. We started our walking tour near the main terminal on the Gulf of Riga and the mouth of the Daugava River. This is a statue that harkens back to Soviet days recognizing the Latvian Red Riflemen.

Fortunately most of the central part of town was already quite developed when the Soviets took it over and there aren’t many examples of the gray drab Stalinesque style. This is a beautiful part of the old central city called Livu Square.

I was entranced by fantastic architecture everywhere.

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