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Ikskile

River Daugava

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On the road to Lake Cubans

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Teicu dabas rezervats

The largest intact mossy bog in the Baltic Region

Sadly not even a small boardwalk to fully appreciate it.


A beautifully intricate front porch on a building opposite.

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Lake Lubans and the surrounding area.

The Kvapanu Ponds, The Idena ponds & The Nagli Ponds


Just fantastic.

Bitterns a booming
CornCrakes a crexcrexing
Great Reed Warblers a gurking
Willow Warblers a whiffling
Black Terns a kip kiking
Thrush Nightingales (Sprossers) a piooing
Chiffchaffs a chiffchaffing
Common Rosefinches a hooee-choo-pee-tooing

and in all the backwater quiet

Great White Egrets
Red Necked Grebes
Ospreys
Lesser Spotted Eagle
Whiskered Terns
Whinchats




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Kavapani Ponds

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On the road between

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Kavapani Ponds

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Kavapani Ponds

Black Terns

Chilidonias niger

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Common Rosefinch

Carpodacus erythrinus

Idena Ponds
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White wagtail

Motacilla alba

Idena Ponds


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Old Town Riga


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18 Piels Ielu

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The Three Bothers
17 19 21 Maz Pils Street
Dating from the late 15th Century

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Okay - Time for breakfast!

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Atop a building - Boy with grapes and a ladder

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The Freedom Monument

to celebrate the soldiers killed in the Latvian War for Independence 1918- 1920

Survived the Soviet annexation of Latvia

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Wedding lock bridge at the Bastion Hill Park in Riga

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Wonderful Mural in Dome Square

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An aspect of Riga Cathedral
Sadly the Dome was covered.

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The House of Blackheads
Erected in the 14th Century for the Brotherhood of Blackheads a group of unmarried German merchants.

Bombed in !941 and finally demolished in 1948. Rebuilt 1995-1999

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St Peter’s Church
Lutheran

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The best folk club in Riga

Ala

Not to mention the good food

Cheese cake with lemon mousse and sea buckthorn berries on top.


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Common Tern

Sterna hirundo

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