A Day in Riga - part one

Put Riga down to one of the places that should be on everyone's radar for a visit but somehow isn't. A day in the old city provides for plenty of walking, photo ops, history, and art deco. Forget Tallinn and Vilnius, spend a couple nights in Riga.

Even in peak summer season it wasn't crowded and most people seemed to be clumped up in tour groups which normally is annoying but it made it easier to move around for the solo tourist. I lucked out with a sunny day, not too hot, and good for the blue on blue of the buildings and sky.

Riga's actually hard to photograph. You're constantly looking straight up, trying to find the perfect shot out of the sun. This is a city where a professional camera wins over the iPhone. Bring one if you have it!