Friday, 23 February 2018

Winter. Ethnographic museum. Rīga. (Latvia)

Hi fellas,

This morning while I was having breakfast, I watched a video on YouTube about Rīga, the picturesque capital city of Latvia (- click here to see the video). It interested me to see that little film, as it shows 
Rīga in the summertime, while two weeks ago when we carried out our sign hunting mission, it was proper winter there, the temperature was constantly around -10°C.

Nevertheless, watching this short film reminded me that I had still not posted a blog and shared some of my better shots with you. Well, I should not really complain, because I have about one hundred thousand photos that I have not shared with anyone yet, but, at the same time, I am trying to keep our audience up-to-date with our most recent projects, so I think in some regards, it is best to catch up!

When we did the sign hunting, we had a long walk, and it was interesting to see how far the sign actually was. No surprise, because 
Rīga is the largest city in the three Baltic states and home to about one-third of Latvia's total population which means, currently about 650 thousand out of about 2 million people live in the capital city. The total area of Rīga covers about 324 square km, so that is a lot of walking if you want to see everything. Also, I mentioned while out on the field that Latvia's, thus Rīga's ethnic composition is quite diverse; about only 46.2% is actually Latvian. The second largest minority is composed of Russians (37.7%), and there are also small numbers representing Bulgarians, Ukrainians, Poles, Lithuanians and other nations. You can actually see and hear this diversity which is beautiful!

During our 
Rīga sign hunting trip, we, of course, went to see other things too as you know our motto: "sign hunting is not only about the sign, it is about everything else". I think we managed to squeeze a lot into those days, and I think we managed to squeeze the most random and, at the same time, awesome things in, including the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum which is the largest and oldest in Europe. My pictures this time introduce you to this beautiful location in the winter, and will also take you to Rīga's historic centre.

Enjoy the moment and let's discover 
Rīga together!

Laszlo #thesignhunters

Follow us on Twitter
Check out our website: www.thesignhunters.co.uk

~ ~ ~ ~ ~






















~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 






















© All photos were taken by Laszlo Bokor (2018). The Sign Hunters, all rights reserved.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Labels

china england europe asia zhejiang hangzhou urban photography shropshire graffiti hungary architecture wales west lake united kingdom 杭州 european union georgia shrewsbury winter a pig in china austria beijing capital city caucasia forzen north wales west lake scenic area west midlands central europe colours conwy east china geology hangzhou chovan century city experimental school hangzhou explorations longjing village market town scandinavia slovenia western hungary xiaoshan anhui balkan birmingham bristol canal caucasus mountains chenghuang pavilion city god temple collection eight diagram field etravelclub eurasia frost frozen trees frugeo glasgow hordaland huihang ancient trail lithuania london longjing tea mountains nine creeks northern europe norway outdoors qiantang river science class scotland shangcheng shaoxing shuichengqiao smallest house in great britain staffordshire summer svaneti szombathely telford telford and wrekin the baltics thomas telford unesco world heritage site vas megye wien wolverhampton yuhuangshan österreich 北京市 西明湖 1981 riots a fine city aberystwyth albion all energy 2019 antanas zmuidzinavicius arriva trains wales atcham attingham park autumn avon badaling baden baden bei wien baguadian balaton balatongyörök baltic arts baltic region baoshi hill baranya county basin bass bath beijing zoo bergen betws-y-coed birmingham canal birmingham city centre birmingham library birmingham new street bishop's castle black country black metal bratislava brewery brewing bridgnorth brinsford british lung foundation british winter bulgaria burton-upon-trent burzum buster the drone cambrian coast railway carpathian basin cavern quarter ceredigion chairman mao chalaati glacier chenghuang hill chetwynd aston chirk chongyang temple church aston churchyard city of london city signs civitas fidelissima collections colman's mustard communism conwy bay conwy castle corwen coven cross green csongrad megye cycling dadiani palace dai village dcarbonise event deganwy deqing country derkovits details devil dji mavic mini dongencun dragon well drone photography east anglia eco park efailnewydd enfield english settlement signs ethnographic museum euston fantoft stave church fenghuangshan flak towers folkuniversitetet forthlin road galton bridge gelati gelati monastery geysir giant panda glass bridge golden circle gothenburg grand view of wu hill great britain great wall great wall of china gt bikes guanyin gustavus adolphus gwynedd göta älv göteborg handsworth hangwushan hangzhou eiffel tower hangzhou from the air haukadalur hemudu henglu village hereford hereford cathedral herefordshire historic market town huangshan hunharian settlement signs hupao hutong iceland imereti industrial revolution iron ore jade emperor hill james corden james watt jiang yang fan eco park jiangyangfan jianshanxia jinhua jixi county joule's ales järntorget kae films kartlis deda kattegatt kaunas kraków kutaisi kőszeg lake balaton lake bohinj lake pécsi latvia laugarvatn leifeng pagoda lingjiangyuan listed buildings liverpool lizhu iron mine ljubljana llandecwyn llangollen llangollen canal llyn peninsula llyn tecwyn uchaf ludlow ludlow castle m45 magyarorszag manchester manchester cathedral maoyangling market drayton marston's mecsek mestia metasequoia glyptostroboides mihaly vaci street molson coors monastic complex mtatsminda park mutianyu narrow boat national trust newcastle newcastle-upon-tyne newport ningbo norfolk north america north east england norton norwich norwich cathedral odda old hungarian old turn junction ordance survey orfű orthodox outdoor education pale ale panda panjiayuan market pannonia pattingham paul mccartney peking pen-y-garn pengbu penny lane periphery phoenix hill pistyll rhaeadr poland pontcysyllte aqueduct poverty powys pozsony pressburg prudential ride pwllheli pécs qingliangfeng qingming festival qingyi cave qipan hill queen elizabeth olympic park ridelondon riga river clyde river conwy river dwyryd river thames river trent rotherham rotherhithe royal arcade rural country saint tecwyn's church samargelo sava bohinjka savaria schönbrunn scottish settlement signs seaside settlement signs shejiang shifnal shimen village shimencun shropshire union canal sign hunting siming lake siminghu reservoir sir edward german skywalk slap savica slovakia slovenian settlement signs smethwick snow snowdonia sofia somerset sopron south yorkshire southwark soviet art spring st martin of tour st stephen's cathedral stapenhill stephensdom summer palace sun-drying village surrey sverige sweden swedex szeged talsarnau tangercun tbilisi tea temple of heaven the alps the beatles the devil's museum the forbidden city the hundred house the mall tiananmen tiananmen square tiger spring park tisza titanic tower bridge toxteth transport for wales triglav triglavski narodni park trolltunga tyne and wear uk ukanc varg vikernes videography vienna viktória nemes village signs vilnius vogel volvo waterfall waterways wedding welcome signs welsh settlement signs wem west bromwich west bromwich albion westminster whitchurch winshill wushan wushan forest xiachan xiangtianling reservoir xiaojinsi hutong xiazhu lake xiazhu lake national wetland park xihu yangchan yangmeiling ynys gifftan yongjiancun yugoslavia yuhuang shannan fund town yuyao zala megye zilai cave zilaidong zugdidi 余姚市 北京 宁波市 慕田峪 棠二村 漓渚铁矿 绍兴市 茅秧岭 西湖 龙井