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It does feel a bit weird to advise… However. A sacred place in Riga, that not in my families case but for many others holds personal stories. The Riga Brethren Cemetery is the most important and outstanding Latvian memorial ensemble. It is dedicated to the soldiers who fell during World War I and the Latvian...
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Amazing story of Edvards Liedskalniņš (1887-1951). He was a stonemason that came from Vidzeme (North Latvia) all the way to USA after his bride to be changed her mind and left him at the altar. Rest of his life he dedicated to build the Coral Castle in Florida as a tribute to her. How did...
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Džemma Skulme The story of the artist Džemma Skulme is a story of an artistic family and several generations of artists, each a significant identity, an outstanding master and person of influence in their time and space. In the very center of this family stands its most distinctive figure, artist Džemma Skulme. Born in Riga...
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Jānis Čakste He was born on 14 September 1859 in Jelgava. In 1886 he graduated from Moscow University Department of Law, where he was one of the founders of the Latvian student organization Austrums (East), then he worked as a secretary at the prosecutors office of Kurzeme (Kurland) Province and as a lawyer. He was...
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As September approaches, many Rigans  prepare for the mushrooming season, for many it started already a month ago. Everyone has their favorite places, which we will not reveal to others …if you do then following can happen… Imagine you have come to your place and in front of you, with a basket full of mushrooms...
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Wilhelm Ostwald Born in Riga on September 2 in 1853. His father was a master cooper here, and the native house of the next scientist was located in the area of the current Riga railway station, near Speķupe river. After finishing ” Real Gymnasium” he went to study at the University of Tartu( Estonia) later...
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