Postcard Friendship Friday 076: Riga, The Gem of the Baltics

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My entry for this week is from Latvia. It shows the capital city of Riga:

Riga, the gem of the Baltics.
Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia. With 650,468 inhabitants Riga is the largest city of the Baltic states, one of the largest cities in Northern Europe and home to more than one third of Latvia’s population (Wikipedia).

Riga has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to the collection of art nouveau buildings that is one of the largest in the world, as well as a city in whose architecture the entire history from 1201 to the present day is reflected (Official Latvian Tourism Portal).

This is my second postcard from Latvia. The first one is a artcard, a reproduction of Villinson’s artwork by Baddog, and one of the most interesting cards in my collection.  Baddog is an advertising company known for reproducing local artists works into postcards that have social messages, ranging from teenage issues to that of messages seen on labor law posters.

One thought on “Postcard Friendship Friday 076: Riga, The Gem of the Baltics

  1. Well, how appropriate for me, I have visitors from Riga here. I'm having difficulty communicating, as I don't speak Latvian, and they don't speak English, I'm having my husband translate. Love your card.

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