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Tour of Riga

wwworld • 3 minutes read • November 7th, 2016
Here's my first impression of

Riga

: this is the European city and everybody speaks Russian;). I started my tour from the city center.
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I got a free map of the city center, so I had the opportunity to walk along the streets not blindly. At first I came to the

Dome Cathedral

...
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...passing picturesque streets.
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I got to the waterfront of the River Daugava after several hundred meters.
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Though Riga is a sea port, there are several kilometers to the sea. Ferries sailing to Scandinavia swim several kilometers along the River Daugava at first, and then enter the Baltic Sea.
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After turning off the waterfront, I quickly came to the square with some strange gray building, and with a spire of

St. Peter's Church

behind.
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I came closer and read information on the gray building - this is The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia 1939-1991.
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Unfortunately, the museum was already closed (it is open until 5 pm on Sundays), and I was ready to miss dinner and visit it.
There was a large Christmas tree next to the museum. It turned out that it was set in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Christmas tree.
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You can find the so-called "House of the Blackheads" built in the 14th century just behind the Museum of the Occupation.
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And here are small streets, street restaurants, live music again...
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Finally, here's the building of the National Opera in Riga.
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This is the end of my short tour of the Riga center.
Author: wwworld
Source: wwworld.livejournal.com
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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