Old Riga aka VECRIGA
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November 26th, 2009 – by: herman_munster
Leaving Dublin on a coldest winter day I finally leave Ireland for good.
After checking in the hostel I was out to get dinner but lost on the way back to the hostel. I thought the town was easy to navigate without map but Old Town Riga (Vecriga) failed me. The curving cobbled streets of Rigaâ€™s medieval core actually best explored at random. I sufficiently lost amid the tangle of gingerbread trim and crooked alleyways, I began to uncover a stunning, World Heritage-listed realm of cathedrals, city squares and crumbling castle walls. Amid the chaos of thin,rambling roads, Kalku iela ( Kalku Street) slices Old Riga in two equal sections, each with their own collection of history.
Kalku Street turns into Fredom Street where Freedom Monument majestically stood at the boulevard. Tomorrow before leaving Riga, Iâ€™m going to Art Nouveau District. There are over 750 buildings in Riga boast its flamboyant and haunting style of dÃ©cor.
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