Six On Saturday: Sleuthing in Riga, Latvia

Good Morning SOS’ers! I hope you have been following us along at our stop in Riga! There is so much to see and do here! It’s like being in a fairytale! My photos for today come from just one of the restaurants/garden areas and I’m going to call this one Stonehenge! Scattered all around Riga are these pocket gardens, just a few feet from the pastel colored  fairytale-like cluster of the houses and businesses. Music and flowers are the main theme of these gardens. The music is different in each park/garden, so pick your style and stroll and hum along or sit and enjoy the music with a drink……..

Flowers in Riga, Latvia

Here is an entrance  to one of the gardens from a different way………

Flowers in Riga, Latvia

This beauty looks like my oak leaf hydrangeas……….in another outdoor garden/restaurant area………

Riga, Latvia Flowers Near Livu Square

I liked the way these flower arrangements were stacked up, up and up!

Riga, Latvia Flowers Near Livu Square

I called this area Stonehenge, because of the big, bold, sculpture pieces everywhere……….

Flowers in Riga, LatviaThese pocket gardens

These pocket gardens really made Riga unique. There was different music in each garden or plaza. Some of the music was instrumentals only, some featured folk singers, etc. Each garden seemed to attract a different group of admirers, but every garden/restaurant area was spotless and oh, so charming!

But now, a brief peep of me doing some sleuthing in the flower arrangements, so you could see this restaurant setting and hear the music I liked…….

I hope you will look at my previous posts on the Baltic countries we have visited so far…….they have all been quite interesting (especially if you like history) and the scenery is fantastic!

Won’t you join us with your SOS?

The instructions for SOS are easy. The photos can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related and posted on Saturday!  So, its six photos. Of Gardens. On Saturday. Easy Peasy. To see all the SOS’s look at  SIX ON SATURDAY, hosted by the Propagator, to check out all of them each Saturday! See you next week in another spot!

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Sartenada says:

    Hello Cady.

    Beautiful. Photos of flowers are always welcome in blogs. In previous post, I just wondered where are flowers and now I got the answer. Thank you.

    Happy weekend!

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  2. Sheree says:

    Gorgeous photos Cady

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  3. Catherine says:

    Lovely to be treated to a little tour around Riga, especially on a day like the one we are having here right now! I’m really amazed at the number of lovely floral displays – I think our cities could learn a lot by paying Riga a little visit.

    Thanks for the little tour (oh – and I love that amazing hydrangea!).

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    1. Catherine, I should do a post on sustainable neighborhoods! It really makes a difference to ones demeanor when you have lovely green spaces in small neighborhoods……

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  4. Between the colors of the buildings and the colors of the flowers, I was quite overwhelmed with happiness. Many thanks to contributing to a great start to my Saturday. 🙂

    janet

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  5. Oh my — Riga seems like a fairytale! Love seeing these photos so much!

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  6. It makes a big difference to a city when there are so many natural areas and places to relax!

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  7. Susan K. Hagen says:

    Looks as though I need to add a place to my travel bucket list.

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    1. We were very impressed with the countries in the Baltics! We definitely would go and stay longer in each of the cities we have visited so far!

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  8. Catherine says:

    That would be an excellent topic for a post.

    Every street should have a few trees or landscaped areas. I think planners are starting to realise that trees, shrubs, gardens all make residential areas look good…and also *feel* good. City centres look so much better too when they have an abundance of floral displays.

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  9. Quite interesting stonework on that grey piece in one of the pocket gardens featured here. But on a cold (mid-20s and rising) sunny day like today I’d rather sit against those buildings in the first photo, bask in the sunshine, and enjoy the flowers and observing the people strolling among them. Yes, I’m a people watcher, too! Since childhood.

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