Black cats adorn the roof of this house in Riga. The creator of the cat sculptures fell to his death while placing them on the roof. The story goes that 100 years ago, the Latvian owner of the building was "not welcomed" into the the powerful Great Guild across the road. To be insulting to his enemies, he ordered the cats to be turned around, ... tails up and backside showing... A lengthy court battle ensued, "the cats" were eventually turned around and he was admitted to the Guild.
Viva Riga! June 1st 2009 I had been to Latvia before some years back on my friend's obligatory stag do to mourn the passing of his final days of batchelordom and to celebrate his impending marriage. I'm making him sound like a condemned man, honest she's lovely!I really liked the country and the people, so I was determined to come back to Eastern Europe again and see a bit more for a bit longer and a bit less drunk this t ... read more
Europe » Latvia » Riga Region » Riga After a brief period of independence between the two World Wars, Latvia was annexed by the USSR in 1940. It reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of... ... read more
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do, than by the things you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover!- Mark Twain
I live on the north sea coast of Scotland in the oil city of Aberdeen working hard at the airport, saving for my next big "expedition", to some place just that little bit different.
With every new place I visit, the world seems to get a little bit smaller,but my world keeps on getting bigger! I am just one person amongst the m... full info