Still of Riga

Today it was about work and some socializing. But, using the advantage that the sun is going down here later than at home, I have managed to take some photos in the late evening. First, I planned to go to the royal castle and take pictures there from different perspectives. A large part of the castle is under renovation. Trees around the castle made as well impossible to take clean photos. On a hunch, I decided to go outside the historic town for a moment to photograph the enormous orthodox basilica not far from there. It was getting dark and empty in the streets. I was alone. That evening, I did not have a tripod with me, which anyway would make impossible taking long exposures. So I returned through the historic city to the hotel. Or almost returned. On the way back I met my fellows. We sat outdoors almost until midnight, drinking good Latvian beer and making fun.

The building in the photo is the Latvian National Theater, which I photographed a bit accidentally on my way.