Enjoying a lovely spring day in Riga, the city that has basically became my second home, but there's still so much to discover.
Riga is in fact the largest city in the Baltics (some say the only city but being from Tallinn I disagree of course ;)) and it was already a city as early as the 12th century. In the beautiful old town it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between the old and the new. Like the medieval looking House of the Blackheads behind me on the photo is in fact built in late 1990's but to be fair, even though it is completely new, it is reconstruction of the house that stood on the same spot from the 14th century until it was destroyed by WW2 bombs in 1941. With the reconstruction of the house the wish once written on the gate of the house was fulfilled: "Should I ever crumble to dust, rebuild my walls you must". And I sure am happy that wish was fulfilled as the house is beautiful and has once again become one of the most important landmarks in Riga.