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Riga’s Art Scene

Riga’s Art Scene

Art is everywhere in Riga. Just take a walk through the Art Nouveau district with your head turned skywards and you’ll find almost an entirely new population of Rigans: dozens of highly expressive, and often haunting, faces etched into the 750+ buildings designed in the Jugenstil or ‘youth style’ –  a dramatic style of architecture … Continue reading


When I made my first greeting this morning it took a moment to arrive at the word. Tere. Hello. Tere. It is a gentle sound, a soft way of entering into someone’s awareness. It is a word as warm and gentle as I had found the Estonian people themselves.  

Faces of Riga

Look up and you’ll find a different type of Rigan that populates the city: the expressive faces of 750+ Jugenstil buildings spread throughout  the city.