Jūrmala

Villa St Maria Boutique hotel Jūrmala

June 08, 2019
Offering a sauna, boutique hotel Villa St Maria is set in the heart of Jurmala on the main pedestrian promenade Jomas street, some 400 m from Dzintari Concert Hall. In summers guests can enjoy a lounge terrace on the rooftop of the hotel and an on-site restaurant with Japanese, Korean and European cuisine and...

Grill Bar Lighthouse Jūrmala

May 29, 2019
Grill bar Lighthouse is centrally located on Jomas street in Jūrmala.  We visited this place in early May 2019, during a short  10 day trip to Latvia. Before diving in details - I should note - grill bar Lighthouse is a kid-friendly place, our then 9-month old daughter enjoyed here a lot Grill bar...

Jūrmala airport

March 23, 2019
Jūrmala Airport (ICAO: EVJA) is an airport located 5 km (3 mi) in the Engure parish, Latvia, southeast of Tukums. The airport is located in the territory of the former army airfield. All of the airport's technical infrastructure, runway and buildings are what was...

Cafe / Bistro Dukāts

March 16, 2019
Cafe/bar/ bakery Dukāts is located in Dubulti, Jūrmala close to the Dubulti church.  During 2018 we lived for a while next to the Dukāts and visited this place quite often to have a bistro style dinner or buying some delicious cake from the bakery.  Compared to the other restaurants...

Restaurant Laivas

March 09, 2019
Dine in amazing ambiance on the banks of Lielupe river, in Jūrmala, Latvia.  We visited Restaurant Laivas for a brunch menu (if I remember correct EUR 18 per person) back in June 2018.  Now I have another great addition to Jūrmala restaurants list Interior at Laivas Restaurant in Jūrmala...

Bird Watching Tower on Sloka Lake

February 02, 2019
Bird watching tower on Sloka lake actually is a floating platform which is a very popular tourist attraction among the locals and bird watchers. Discovered in the early May 2018, during our "living in Jūrmala" series.  Bird watching tower on Sloka Lake The bird watching tower actually is just one...

Dubulti Evangelical Lutheran Church

August 05, 2018
Dubulti church, the most expressive object and the visual dominant of the surrounding area is the most monumental and exquisite Art Nouveau building in Jurmala from the viewpoint of historical and sacral architecture. The size and details of the building clearly show the tradition of national romanticism that may...

Former bath-house of Emilija Racene in Jurmala

July 17, 2018
When thinking about bathhouses the first thing that arrives in my head is the sulphur bathhouses located in Tbilisi, should they be located in the Abanotubani district or the old and neglected Kiev's bath.  Turns out there is not less interesting bath-house (though former) in Latvian Jūrmala - Former...

Early Spring 2018 in the Yard

July 05, 2018
Since early 2018 we have been relocated to Jūrmala resort town in Latvia. It was in early April 5th morning I decided to run my second 365 days photo challenge. I didn't sleep that night, I thought about making a cool sunset photography at Jūrmala beach. I actually did. Once we returned from the nearby...

Tranquil Sunset at Dubulti

April 29, 2018
Dubulti, has been our home since February 2018, we are spending here this Summer. One of the rare and actually only attractions here is the beach. I've been documenting it a lot lately. In today's Piece of Life series - a tranquil sunset from Dubulti beach: Storytelling photo - mother and child in a...

Lazy Day in The Beach (Dubulti - Majori)

April 21, 2018
it was one of the sunniest days in early April 2018, we opted in for a Dubulti - Majori (Jūrmala, Latvia) lazy hiking trip. The route is easy and distance is pretty short.  As usual - I was equipped with a camera and captured some moments. The inspiration for this title I took from here: Lazy Day in...

Next stop - Station Dubulti (B&W Photography)

April 15, 2018
Black and White (B&W) is not the part of my favorite photo techniques, but sometimes a good B&W can add some drama to a photo story. I don't call myself a drama expert (at least in photography), but I have tried in the past and sometimes love to experiment with this photo technique. See: Wandering...

Farewell to Winter (Sunrise at Jūrmala beach)

April 07, 2018
It was in the early April morning, I couldn't sleep, and decided to grab a camera and catch a lovely sunrise at the nearby Jūrmala beach. I remembered the times we use to live in Batumi, Georgia and went out for a walk just shortly before sunrise. Jūrmala ain't no Batumi, but still, can I get some mood out of it...

Guest House Hapi in Jūrmala

March 08, 2016
If there is a reason I will remember Hapi guest house in Jūrmala, then probably its green walls and super unprofessional staff attitude will be among top of them.  Hapi guesthouse in Jūrmala We stayed here for one night back in August 2015 and ... I can not even express my disappointment in words how...

Dzintari Concert Hall

July 22, 2015
Dzintari concert hall is popular throughout Latvia as a place where concerts and other events are held, where outstanding artists have been performing for almost for 70 summers now. I discovered this place by accident during my cycling Jūrmala ride. I stopped my vehicle in front of this place just to rest...