Category: The Sound We See Summer 2017

7.22.17: Watch It

Although we enjoyed a few little adventures in the early afternoon (some romantic music by our favorite trumpet-and-accordian duo, a visit with the renegade tea lady outside Kalnciems Market and an encounter with the Boo Radley of Kipsala Island), the star attraction of the day was the Latvian National Museum of Art where we had […]

7.21.17: Beach Baby

The bike ride from Riga to Jūrmala is filled with all kinds of visual delights: trees decorated with red and white ribbons, berry pickers, severed heads, yarn bombs, old wooden holiday houses, gardens in full bloom, tranquil green forests… And then… the beach! “The Baltic’s version of the French Riviera,” back in the Communist era […]

7.20.17: Is It ART?

SWS:Riga editing is finished (good work, Aigars!) and now it’s time to check out some things on our Riga list. At the Art Academy, faculty carry bouquets of flowers for their name day while students silently making drawings for their entrance exam. At the Latgales Tirgus flea market, I forego the piles of rusty tools […]