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After seeing the Three Brothers, I made my way towards the river.  Along the way, I came across the Castle of Riga.  It’s beautiful, big and unfortunately, under some major renovation.  This means, there was no going in to see what it looks like inside.  So I took a picture of the tower, because, well, you know, towers are cool…and I always thought it would be cool to have a tower in my own house, so this is as close as it gets for now.

Tower of the Castle of Riga, LatviaIn case you were wondering, the castle has served as the seat of various rulers throughout the centuries.  After the independence was restored in 1991, the castle became the primary workplace of the President of Latvia and houses the National Museum of Latvia.

Across the street from the castle is the river.  Along the river is this:

Great Kristaps, Riga, LatviaIt is a “monument” to the legend of the founding of Riga. I took a picture of the story in case you would like to read it for yourself.  It’s a cute story.

Great Kristaps, Riga, LatviaThe River Daugava is impressive.  It’s wide and it is a divide in the city.  It is one of the boundaries of Old Town Riga, which sits in the heart of the city.

River Daugava, Riga, LatviaAlong the river there some impressive structures, like the bridge above.  Also this:

Riga National Library, Riga, LatviaThis is the National Library.  I’ll have more on it in a later post.

When you are at the river and turn back towards the city, you are treated with some great sites.

Old Town Riga, LatviaOld Town Riga, Latvia