Daugavpils - tourist city
Daugavpils – the second largest city of Latvia and the centre of East-Latvian region – has given to the world the outstanding painter Mark Rothko, the King of Tango Oscar Strok and the actor, stage director, public and political figure Solomon Mikhoels (Vovsi). The symbols of the city are the 19th century fortress and the Church Hill that has gathered the churches of four different confessions.
Latvia Sights and Tourist Attractions. Латвия, фото
More then 20 Latvia Sights with ethnic music. Подборка фото Латвии с этнической музыкой.
Daugavpils, Latvia, 15 01 2017 (Даугавпилс, Латвия)
Winter in my city
Cape Kolka, Latvia (Мыс Колка, Латвия)
Cape Kolka is the most pronounced horn on the shores of Latvia, and it is where the waves from two seas clash – the open Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Riga. During the bird migration season, dozens of thousands of birds fly over the cape, and this is the best place to start a visit to Slitere National Park.
Мыс Колка – самый выраженный мыс на побережье Латвии, возле которого встречаются волны двух морей – открытого Балтийского моря и Рижского залива. В период миграции птиц здесь можно увидеть десятки тысяч пернатых. Также это место, откуда начинается путешествие по национальному парку Слитере.
Exploring Riga, Latvia - May 2019
A detailed exploration of the city of Riga, the capital of Latvia, taken over several days in May 2019.
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Riga is the capital, the largest and primate city of Latvia. With 632,614 inhabitants (2019), it is also the largest city in the three Baltic states, home to one third of Latvia's population and one tenth of the three Baltic states' combined population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava river. To read more about Riga, click here: .
This film begins at Riga Bus Station, before moving into the Old Town, from here the streets, statues, buildings, architecture, businesses and churches are explored. Outside of the Old Town, the journey heads across parkland towards The Radisson Blu hotel and from the top floor Skyline Bar there are impressive views of Riga. Back into The Old Town St. Peter's Church is explored and then from the tower there are again views over the city of Riga. After this there is a short tour of The Old Town on a beer bike, before further exploration of the streets and squares, and then a walk through the Old Town to the markets and then on to the Latvian Academy of Sciences Observation deck for sunset views over the city. The journey them moves on to the railway station, for views of passing trains. Finally the film ends outside the railway station, watching a firework display.
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10 Special things about Riga, Capital of the North
Ten special things to know and remember in the capital of Latvia - Riga.
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Latvia: Is Russia still the enemy?
In Latvia the Soviet era is still visible, although the government tries to let the past be past. How is the relationship between Latvia and Russia nowadays? How is it for people in Latvia to live with a heritage that has become a burden? A documentary about Latvia and its past and new relationship with Russia.
The Baltic states still have a clear memory of the Soviet Union domination. Although Latvia is a NATO country, the fear of the Russians can be felt. Jelle visits a Latvian partisan, who fought the Soviets from the dense forests for years. And we visit the city of Daugavpils, where ninety percent of the people are Russian. How do they see Putin?
In this eight-part travel series the Dutch journalist and author Jelle Brandt Corstius travels through Russia and visits the neighbor countries Latvia, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. What image do the Russians have of their neighbors and vice versa? What are the relations between the powerful Russia and the other former Soviet republics? And how do the countries around Russia treat their Russian inhabitants? A series about propaganda and identity.
Latvia is probably the only country where the SS still gather every year. The veterans of the Latvian Legion fought alongside the Nazi`s in their own SS brigade. On March 16 they celebrate a battle in which they defeated the Red Army. For Latvians Germans are the liberators. Corstius meets veterans and explains why Latvian are still called `fascists` until a real fight on the street rises around this question.
One of the Soviet´s prisons in Latvia is now a museum, which draws thousands of visitors every year. The building has been left as it was. As a tourist you can book a tour and experience life as a prisoner. An Interrogation Russian style is included in the ticket, if you pay extra you can spend even a night in an isolation cell. How is it to experience such a tour and why are people doing it? While Russia is glorifying its Soviet past, Latvia is banishing it or making an attraction of it. In Europe, the Baltic states are the fiercest opponents of Putin´s Russia. Cortsius meets Sandra Kalniete, founder of the Latvian Popular Front, who fought for Latvian independence and became the first Foreign Minister.
Original title: De Bunker (6/8)
Director: Alexander Oey and Jelle Brandt Corstius
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Latvia/Riga (View from west bank of Daugava River) Part 3
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The River Daugava or Western Dvina is a river rising in the Valdai Hills, Russia, flowing through Russia, Belarus, and Latvia and into the Gulf of Riga. The total length of the river is 1,020 km (630 mi): 325 km (202 mi) in Russia, 338 km (210 mi) in Belarus, and 352 km (219 mi) in Latvia.
Within Latvia it flows through Latgale, Zemgale, Vidzeme and Riga, before flowing into the Gulf of Riga.
PUŠA THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN THE WORLD / LATGALE / LATVIJA
Liepāja (pronounced [liepaːja]); German: Libau; Russian: Лиепая, Polish: Lipawa, Lithuanian: Liepoja, Yiddish: ליבאַװע Libave) is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. It is the largest city in the Kurzeme Region and the third largest city in the country after Riga and Daugavpils. An important ice-free port, as of 1 July 2011, Liepāja had a population of 75,000.
Liepāja is known throughout Latvia as City where the wind is born, likely because of the constant sea breeze. A song of the same name (Latvian: Pilsētā, kurā piedzimst vējš) was composed by Imants Kalniņš and has become the anthem of the city. Its reputation as the windiest city in Latvia was strengthened with the construction of the largest wind farm in the nation (33 Enercon wind turbines) nearby.
The Coat of Arms of Liepāja was adopted four days after the jurisdiction gained city rights on 18 March 1625. These are described as: on a silver background, the lion of Courland with a divided tail, who leans upon a linden (Latvian: Liepa) tree with its forelegs. The flag of Liepāja has the coat of arms in the center, with red in the top half and green in the bottom.
Ли́епая — город на юго-западе Латвии, на побережье Балтийского моря. Крупнейший город исторической области Курземе, третий по величине город Латвии после Риги и Даугавпилса, важный незамерзающий порт.