Saturday, July 14, 2007

Days 48-49: Riga, Latvia

A replica of the Gulag at the Occupation Museum.

Orthodox Cathedral, of the Russian variety.

The Freedom Monument, aka Milda.

Art Nouveau building on Alberta iela. Check out the details.

More Art Nouveau at sunset.

House of Blackheads.

The ugliest skyscraper in the known universe. Less than affectionately called "Stalin's Birthday Cake." Did the guy actually deserve this monstrosity? Three hours in the Occupation Museum will answer that. Yeah, he did.

Riga's Old City from atop St. Peter's Cathedral spire.

We also went to Lithuania, but we have no pictures because it was 3 in the morning on our way to...

1 comment:

Your best asian friend said...

Mmmmm, pig knuckle