Riga, Latvia, with 641,007 inhabitants (July 2015), Riga is the largest city of the Baltic states and home to more than one third of Latvia’s population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava. Riga’s territory covers 307.17 km2 (118.60 sq mi) and lies between 1 and 10 metres (3.3 and 32.8 ft) above sea level, on a flat and sandy plain.
Hot Summer Visit to Riga, Latvia
In Newcastle, “Baltic” means “very cold”.
Nothing could have been further from the truth when we visited in August 2015. It was in the high 20’s, cloudless skies and a light, refreshing breeze made it perfect for walking around with the camera.
Our hotel was on the edge of the Old Town, the small 800 year old centre of this large city. It’s full of character and characters, with a distinctive style of architecture – it looks a little like Prague in parts, but also has tall, thin streets like Seville
Here are some shots from a few hours in the centre.