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Blackheads House in Riga Old Town. Originally built in the 14th century it was bombed by the Germans in 1941 and the Soviets finished the job in 1948. Reconstructed from 1995 to 1999.  
   

Blackheads House in Riga Old Town. Originally built in the 14th century it was bombed by the Germans in 1941 and the Soviets finished the job in 1948. Reconstructed from 1995 to 1999.

Riga - A Work in Progress.

July 12th 2015
Saturday 11 July: Igor picked us up at 9:15 to take us to the bus station so that gave us plenty of time to get ourselves packed and organised. We got to the bus station with time to spare and the bus was away close enough to on time. We had been pre-warned that there were extensive road-works on the main highway in Latvia so there would be about half an hour added to the jo ... read more
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Latvian Flag 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
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