103. Straupe medieval castle - Straupe in earlier days was a lively town on the way from Riga to Dorpat in contemporary Estonia. There were built also two castles in 13th century, both have survived up to this day. Here you see the larger Lielstraupe castle with later Barocco style tower. There is also church as a part of castle complex - you don't see it now.
Straupe town did not survive the wars and plagues - nowadays it is small village.
Nice. But Liepaja has red brick houses also.109. Streetview in Jekabpils town - small town in eastern part of Latvia. Here the architecture differs from what you see in Western Latvia - much dark red brick used, somehow lots of places look... just Eastern. Taken yesterday, on Sunday evening - thus the town is calm.
Yes, I am really travelling hundreds of km's every day of the weekend. You can join somedayAnd it looks like you have started already what I have also decided to do this year - every weekend go to some part of Latvia. Only, I wait for a bit more sunny and warmer weather, because I'm not with car but scooter.
Yes, Liepaja has got a lot of red brick houses too. Jekabpils was a pleasant surprise to me - city is very interesting and rich with cultural heritage, there is a lot to see. Architecture in the town really is different from what you see in Western Latvia. F.e. their historical architecture uses a lot of stylised Nebyzantine cupolas. It all looks very charming and unusual to me.Nice. But Liepaja has red brick houses also.
Yes, I am really travelling hundreds of km's every day of the weekend. You can join someday