VILNIUS, LITHUANIA πŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή: RASPUTIN

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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

Riga, Latvia πŸ‡±πŸ‡» 24dec21

RIGA, LATVIA: FREEDOM OPERA

TheΒ Latvian National Opera and BalletΒ (LNOB) – Completed in 1863
TheΒ Freedom MonumentΒ 
honouring soldiers killed during theΒ Latvian War of IndependenceΒ (1918–1920). It is considered an important symbol of the freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Latvia. Built in 1930’s.

25dec21 Riga, Latvia

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

25dec21 Riga, Latvia πŸ‡±πŸ‡»

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

24dec21 Riga, Latvia πŸ‡±πŸ‡»

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‡»
24dec21