Tourism objects

I travel frequently, in most cases equipped with DSLR camera, tripod and some spare lens. I love to photograph places I have visited, add them to the map, so not only me, but you too can benefit from my discoveries.

Devil's Dam Embūte (Joda Dambis)

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Devil's Dam of Embūte is an awesome place for hiking and trekking in the Courland region.  We first discovered this site at the end of 2020, and plan to return here more often. Devil's Dam from a drone flight Taken with DJI MAVIC AIR 2 Here is what I was able to find about this place (Source: Joda Dambis) At the western foot of the Indulis…


Īvande Manor

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Īvande Manor, also called Lielīvande Manor, is a manor house in Īvande parish in Kuldīga municipality in the historical region of Courland, in western Latvia. The manor Groß-Iwanden was created by the merger of several small estates. In the middle of the 16th century the estate was owned by the family of Rudolf Steinrat. Ivande manor Three…


Ēdole Castle

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Ēdole Castle is a Gothic Revival castle situated on the banks of Ēdole Lake, Ēdole parish, in the historical region of Courland, western Latvia. Originally consisting of two residential buildings linked by a stone wall, the castle is surrounded by a landscaped park. It is considered an architectural and archeological monument of national…


Kronvalda Park in Riga

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Kronvalda Park (originally Strēlnieku dārzs) is a part of the greenery of the Old Riga canal bank. The total area of the park is 11.92 ha. Kronvalda park which borders Elizabetes and Kr. Valdemāra Street, as well as Kronvalda and Kalpaka Boulevards. The city canal divides the park into two parts. Kronvalda park in Riga I spent a good hour…


Weekend trip to Borjomi and Akhaltsikhe

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Weekend trips to Borjomi and Akhaltsikhe are quite possible and easily doable.  I just love to visit Borjomi an area during the fall season, the scenery can turn very spectacular, leaves are turning yellow, orange.. see Autumn in Borjomi So did happen at the of September 2020, we decided to for an easy weekend trip to Borjomi, booked a nice…


Rudbārži Palace

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Rudbārži Palace is a palace in Rudbārži parish in Skrunda municipality in the historical region of Courland, in western Latvia. The estate was, from 16th century to 1661, owned by the family of Eberhard von Goes  and from 1778 till 1920 by the von Fircks noble family.  Schloss Rudbahren was originally built (within the Courland Governorate) in…


Carved Stone Sculptures near Sno - Akhaltsikhe - Juta road

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Driving into the village on the winding Sno-Akhaltsikhe-Juta road, just before the entrance, you pass a collection of massive stone heads, somewhat reminiscent of Easter Island, carved out of granite. It was in mid-August 2020, we took a day trip to Juta village to fly drone when our guides told - hey look there are these cool carved stones, let'…


Jvari monastery from a drone flight / DJI Mavic Mini crash

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Jvari Monastery is a popular tourist destination in Georgia, and I believe there are two reasons for that - first it's located close to the nation's capital Tbilisi and second it offers really scenic views to the nearby city of Mtskheta and the delta of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers. Another reason to mention - the monastery is listed as a World…


Mother of Georgia Monument

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The Mother of Georgia or Kartlis Deda monument is located atop of the Sololaki hill in  Georgia's capital Tbilisi. The statue was erected on the top of Sololaki hill in 1958, that year Tbilisi celebrated its 1500th anniversary. Prominent Georgian sculptor Elguja Amashukeli designed the twenty-meter aluminum figure of a woman in Georgian national…


Batumi Boulevard Dancing Fountains

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Batumi Boulevard is the main and most visited sightseeing of the city. One of its central elements is the dancing fountains located just in the heart of the city. Batumi fountain square from a drone's flight It was at the start of August 2020, we visited Batumi once again. I took a drone to make some photos, and one of the aerial shots is…