Andrejsala is an area located in the Pētersala-Andrejsala neighborhood of Riga, Latvia within a former territory of an industrial port next to the city center.
Views toward Riga from Andrejsala
Andrejsala is a chich, urban place to visit.
It is currently developed into a significant art, culture, and entertainment center featuring exhibition halls, clubs, workshops, studios, a cafe, and a hotel.
As the Riga passenger port is in a close proximity, Andrejsala is popular destination for alko tourists, as there are several liquor stores
Andrejsala from a drone flight
Could be a nice…
Ērģeme castle is located in the parish of Ērģeme, Valka county, some 170 km north from the capital of Riga.
Ērģeme castle tower and a new roof / hat
Ērģeme castle served as a powerful fortress for the protection of the Livonian Holy Order eastern border and as a castle-front for the Cēsis castle of the Livonian Holy Order master. The castle was mentioned in 1422 but it was built already around year 1320 under the ordinance of the Order master Gerhard von Jocke. Masters used castle as a storehouse, point of support and shelter for the night. Planning of the castle is clearly legible. Nowadays…
Baltic Horizon Fund is a regulated closed-end contractual investment fund registered in Estonia. The fund is traded on Tallinn (Nasdaq Baltics) and Stockholm stock exchanges.
This fund operates under the REIT concept where the vast majority of Fund’s cash earnings are paid and only 20% can be reinvested.
On May 12, I bought some humble 100 shares with Baltic Horizon Fund from my local SEB bank broker in Latvia.
Baltic Horizon Fund stock price chart as of May 12, 2021. source NASDAQ Baltic
I've been investing with this fund since 2018, I really like this REIT, because it has quarterly…
The White Dune is one of the landmarks of Saulkrasti, on the Vidzeme gulf coast. The dune offers a splendid view of the sea, the mouth of the Inčupe River and the vast beach.
Probably, best visited in Summer, we made a short visit here in February 2021
The White Dune formed as the wind drove beach sand over the clay silt of Baltic Ice Lake. Its white 18 meters high sand outcrop once helped local fishermen find their way home. The dune got its name from its white, hardened layers of sand which look like sandstone.
Baltic sea near Saulkrasti
Landscaping has been conducted in the area, and the…
Guesthouse "Laidi" is located in a beautiful place in the Kuldiga region. The guest house will welcome everyone who wants to relax from the daily rush, enjoy a swim in the beautiful pond or organize any important celebrations.
We found this awesome place as it offers a sauna rental for just EUR 40 for about 3 hours
Situated next to the private Saulieši lake, guest house Laidi offers a guest, house, boat rental, sauna, camping.
Sauna house at Guest house Laidi
We have agreed to come here for more sauna for the next few Saturday's
Made a quick drone video from Embūte, quite an awesome ancient land of Curonians. Got a feeling some old Curonian might come out of the woods with a wooden sword and ...
If you happen to be in this area - make sure to visit this place. One of our favorites now
Music by Scott Holmes: The Edge of Nowhere
Taken December 13, 2020
Another short from DJI Mavic Mini drone, with little post-processing done in Adobe Premiere Pro, applied some cinematic filters
Filmed on October 24.
Music by David Hilowitz - Equilibrium I Cello version
Cēsis Castle is one of the most iconic and best-preserved medieval castles in Latvia.
The foundations of the castle were laid 800 years ago by the Livonian Brothers of the Sword. The most prosperous period Cēsis Castle experienced was during its next owners, the Teutonic Order. It became one of the key administrative and economic centers of the Teutonic Order in Livonia and was a seat of Landmeister in Livland.
The first serious damage was done to the castle during the Livonian War, when it was besieged by the army of Ivan the Terrible. In the course of the siege of 1577 approximately 300…
Piltene Lutheran church is located in Piltene, some 20km from Ventspils. The church was originally built-in 1557.
The pride of the Piltene church is gilded wooden altar and pulpit, organ with 9 stops, wooden images of XII century Apostles, benches, and separate lodges with doors with kettle-hinges.
I first discovered the Pitlene church at the sart of 2021, while doing random wanderings in the area
Pitlene church from a drone flight
The church was built in 1557. During the Great Northern War, the church building began to collapse, and in 1708 the congregation decided to build a new church.
Saint Simon's Church in Valmiera is one of the most noticeable objects in the city, located in the heart of the city on Bruņinieku iela 2.
The architecture of St Simon's Church combines the Romanesque and Gothic styles. The church boasts 15th-16th century burial plaques of the city's notables, a pipe organ built in 1886 by a well-known European organ builder Friedrich Ladegast, and paintings on the pulpit and the organ loft made back in 1730. The church tower accommodates an exhibition space, and the viewing platform overlooks the panorama of Valmiera.
Saint Simon's Church in Valmiera