On the third day of my trip to the Baltics, I was back in Riga, Latvia. Only this time I wanted to see some of the sites out of the confines of Old Town Riga. So I ventured on foot for a long day of walking the streets and seeing the sites.
First up was the journey to the National Library. I came to the Akmens Tilts (or bridge in English). It’s a long bridge to walk across, but the views are incredible. Here I am looking back at Old Town Riga.
The library had some interesting exhibits that I wanted to go through. I also wanted to just explore the floors of the library. And I would have taken more pictures, but there were an awful lot of guys dressed in suits with those clear ear pieces in their ear hanging around – ie Secret Service people. I was guessing that the President or another high-ranking Latvian official was on their way to the Library soon. There was already a small crowd waiting to greet the VIP and the guys in suits kept a watchful eye on everyone there. That makes taking pictures a little uncomfortable. So it was time for me to move on to my next stop – The Soviet Victory Monument.