Shortly after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, I visited the Baltic states for the first time. I instantly liked all three countries and have been back many times since. Just got back from the Baltics yesterday, in fact – and posts will follow, especially from Lithuania.
Today, however, I wanted to share one of my favourite photos of Vecriga, the medieval part of the Latvian capital, and once a major player in the Hanseatic League. Apart from the multi-national Struve Geodetic Arc (more on that later, too), Riga’s historic centre is the only site in Latvia protected by UNESCO.