Open Your Senses. Vidzeme Northern Latvia
Jelgava un Dobele kopā ar Dainu Rutku (Rus)
Автопрогулка до Италии.
Saldus - a Drop of Honey in Courland.wmv
Join TheCeļotājs excursions of Latvian Cities, Towns and Villages as we visit the Town of Saldus Latvia and explore Saldus sights with my host and guide Laura Liepina of Saldus Tourism Information Centre.
As we explore the town of Saldus, we can see its early and present day history with its many wooden structures as well as modern day structures. With its old cobblestone as well as more modern paved streets. While I was visiting Saldus, they even had a new street repaving ceremony, even with speeches and ribbon cutting. Bridge reconstruction and new construction of a new music school being built with an opening schedule of 2013. One has to visit Saldus yourself to see its many historical sights as well as feel its historical heritage.
Legend about Saldus
In the spot where Saldus resides today, there once was a large hill. At the top of this hill, a small boy tended his pigs. One day this boy discovered a large hole in the hill and crawled into it. Inside he found a town with friendly inhabitants. They served him sweet food and drinks. In the evening, the pigs returned home without the boy. All wandered what had happened to the boy. He returned home only the next day. The locals inquired, Where were you all night long? The boy replied, I ate sweetly, I drank sweetly, on top of Saldus hill. As the boy spoke these words, the hill exploded and from underneath, a town rose.
So it had happened as ordained -- when the name of the town is spoken, the town w ill rise up.
Saldus is a Drop of Honey in Courland
Saldus is a small town in Courland nestled in a cozy valley next to the River Ciecere and Lake Saldus, so that sharp winds rush over it, but all the good things trickle into the heart of the town.
Drop by drop, history, art, culture, and activity flow into Saldus creating a sweet and extraordinary fusion. Like a drop of honey has to be tasted when melting on the tongue, also Saldus has to be discovered step by step enjoying the atmosphere of the town and finding new and unexpected delights.
Saldus can be discovered as the Sweet Town watching the brisk activities of the local sweets manufacturers and tasting their products; as the town of Janis Rozentāls taking a tour to the great Latvian artist's favorite painting locations and seeing the church he depicted on his diploma painting. One can also listen to popular songs and sing along until the dawn at the rock festival Saldus Saule The Sun of Saldus, which is the oldest and richest in tradition rock festival in Latvia.
In the surrounding area there is a wide choice of recreational possibilities for extreme adventure lovers, nature friends and creative people who like to get acquainted with the local culture and history.
Riga GoPro / Mežaparks
Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia. Riga is the largest city of the Baltic states and home to more than one third of Latvia's population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava. Riga's territory covers 307.17 km2 (118.60 sq mi) and lies between 1 and 10 metres above sea level, on a flat and sandy plain. Riga was founded in 1201 and is a former Hanseatic League member.
Latvia celebrating it's 100 years! / Daudz Laimes Latvija !
On 18 November 2018 we will celebrate Latvia’s centenary. We will greet the day with honour and dignity, proud and happy for having prepared a wide range of celebratory events and festivities that will take place from 2017 to 2021. Everyone who calls Latvia home and feels a sense of belonging to this country is invited to participate, regardless of age, occupation, education, mother tongue, or place of residence.
Riga (Letonia) in imagini
Riga este capitala Letoniei, situatǎ pe malul Mǎrii Baltice, la gura de vǎrsare a râului Daugava. Riga este cel mai mare oraș din Țǎrile Baltice fiind un centru important cultural, educațional, politic si financiar din zonǎ.
Centrul istoric al orașului Riga a fost inclus în anul 1997, de cǎtre UNESCO, pe lista locurilor din patrimoniul cultural mondial, iar orașul este remarcat în mod special pentru arhitectura lui în stil Art Nouveau, putându-se compara din acest punct de vedere numai cu Viena, Praga sau Barcelona.
Worship in Jelgava, Latvia
Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle Estonia
Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle Estonia.
The stone castle started to appear on the place of the former Estonian stronghold in 1224. The fortress got its final shape and size in the beginning of the 16th century and was one of the distinguished fortresses in Estonia and Latvia.