75 years since Rumbula massacre

November 30 commemorative day for killed Jews in Rumbula. November 30 1941 is one of saddest days in history of Latvia. Riga Ghetto was established during German occupation years in World War II. It was located in Moscow district and there were forced to move all Jews of Riga. Rumbula forest is 10 km from […] Read more…

Independence Day of Latvia

Latvia November 18 2016. Independence Day of Latvia is November 18, national holiday. Republic of Latvia was proclaimed on November 18 in 1918 at the Latvian National Theatre. November is called patriotic month in Latvia as two very important events happened November 18 Independence day and November 11 Lāšpēša Day Latvian riflemen victory over West […] Read more…

November 11 Riga 2016

Lāčplēša Day. Every year on November 11 is celebrated Lāčplēša Day. After World war I Latvia was still fighting for its independence. There were going on serious fights in Riga at beginning of November 1919 between Latvian riflemen and  West Russian Volunteer Army led by general Pavel Bermont-Avalov. On morning of November 11 1919 Latvia […] Read more…

Zakusala. Visual archive

Where fishermen used to live. Visual archive. Zaķusala (means rabbit island) is one of the biggest Riga’s islands in river Daugava. It is new island formed at the end of 19 century from three separate islands as result of water flow regulation works in the river. Fishermen lived on this island still in 1970’s, there […] Read more…

What to do in Riga in December

Riga in December. If you visit Riga in December at first it might seem like wrong time of the year to be here- cold and getting dark very early, locals wish to hibernate, but actually city can be very charming in winter too. You just need a pair of beautiful traditional mittens and some warm […] Read more…

Graffiti in Riga. Kiwie

Kiwie street art exhibit. Kiwie’s solo exhibition Mimik will open on November 12 at Rīgas Mākslas telpa, Kungu street 3. Kiwie’s work is in streets of Riga already for decade. His graffiti can be recognized by character Fat Monster which is repeated in his work and it is claimed that he was first street artist […] Read more…

Autumn market in Riga

Martindienas market at Kalnciema Quarter. Mārtiņdienas market this Saturday November 5 from 10:00-16:00 in Kalnciema Quarter- neighborhood of beautifully renovated 19. century wooden architecture. At the market you can find tasty local food like home baked rye-bread, traditional cheese, hemp butter, jams, honey, smoked meats, sweats and local wines, and i could go on and […] Read more…

90’s Riga

The Streets of Riga in the 90’s. Visual Archive. Riga in the 1990’s in another great video which is shared on the video operators Reinis Traidās Youtube channel. The 90’s was a very interesting time for Latvia, as many say Riga was back in Europe. The Economical system changed from communism to capitalism, the iron […] Read more…

Great lunch and late dinner

Restaurant Maza Kanepe. Mazā Kaņepe is a cozy lunch place and they also offer a very tasty late dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings until 2 am. Mazā Kaņepe is located few meters from famous Kaņepes Kultūras Centrs (Kaņepe Cultural Center). Kaņepes Kultūras Centrs has, already for a while been a must visit place […] Read more…

Riga International Film Festival 2016

Autumn is for movies. Rainy autumn is here and it is time for movies. Riga International Film Festival (Riga IFF) starts on October 13 and will show wonderful film program until October 23. This is third year for the festival and they run international competition and have comprehensive film program of European films. Festival is […] Read more…