RIGA, LATVIA πŸ‡±πŸ‡» GRAFFITI: HANDSOME IN YELLOW

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RIGA, LATVIA πŸ‡±πŸ‡» STREET ART: HEDGEHOG πŸ¦” by EDWARD VON LΓ•NGUS

Edward von LΓ΅ngus is an Estonian stencil artist based in Tartu. https://instagram.com/edwardvonlongus?utm_medium=copy_link

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RIGA, LATVIA πŸ‡±πŸ‡»: ARCHITECTURE

The Latvian Academy of Sciences (Latvian: Latvijas ZinātΕ†u akadΔ“mija) is the official science academy of Latvia and is an association of the country’s foremost scientists Built between 1951-61

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RIGA, LATVIA πŸ‡±πŸ‡»: ICE, ICE BABY

β€œπš†πš‘πšŠπšβ€™πšœ πš’πš— πšœπšπš˜πš›πšŽ πšπš˜πš› πš–πšŽ πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πšπš’πš›πšŽπšŒπšπš’πš˜πš— 𝙸 πšπš˜πš—β€™πš πšπšŠπš”πšŽ?”
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~ π™ΉπšŠπšŒπš” π™ΊπšŽπš›πš˜πšžπšŠπšŒ
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πšπš’πšπšŠ, π™»πšŠπšπšŸπš’πšŠ πŸ‡±πŸ‡»
𝟸𝟺𝚍𝚎𝚌𝟸𝟢𝟸𝟷

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RIGA, LATVIA πŸ‡±πŸ‡»: SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY

1905 Bloody Sunday Monument The events of Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg on January 9, 1905, when hundreds of peaceful protestors were slaughtered by their tsar, inspired Latvians to show their solidarity with the workers of the Russian capital by staging a strike during which meetings were held, songs sung and demands for greater autonomy made. This ominous powder keg was finally lit a few days later on January 13 when peaceful demonstrators met a Russian military force near the River Daugava. Shots were fired and panic ensued. Some demonstrators were killed by bullets and others fell through the ice in the river and drowned. All told, at least 70 perished and another 200 were injured. A decidedly Soviet statue with two proletarians hoisting a flag now approximates the spot where the carnage occurred and the street is also named after the incident – 13.janvāra iela. (iyp)
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RIGA, LATVIA πŸ‡±πŸ‡»: HISTORY & ARCHITECTURE

Latvijas Radio is a national cultural institution.
Began in 1925.
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Riga Cathedral
Built 1211.
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St. Peter’s Church (Latvian: SvΔ“tā PΔ“tera EvaΕ†Δ£Δ“liski luteriskā baznΔ«ca) is a Lutheran church dedicated to Saint Peter.
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At the beginning of the Last Supper, Jesus washed his disciples’ feet. Peter initially refused to let Jesus wash his feet, but when Jesus told him: “If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me”, Peter replied: “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head” (John 13:2–11).
Riga Castle 🏰
Est. 1330
Today, official residence of the President of Latvia.
Old Riga Palace Hotel

RIGA, LATVIA πŸ‡±πŸ‡»: PRAYER TIME

Our Lady of Sorrows Church β›ͺ️
Built in 1785.
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St. Saviour’s Church β›ͺ️
Built in 1859.
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