Baltic Countries

 

Klaipeda, Lithuania

Clockwise from left:     A  sculpture of a chimney sweep on a roof, beer distillery, boats left in disrepair, the tunnels in a fortress that was torn down for its stones, and decorated refuse containers.

 

Riga, Latvia

Clockwise from upper left:  Remains of a synagogue destroyed by the Nazis, memorial to 25,000 Jews killed in the forest during WWII, Jewish star at the destroyed synagogue, Riga synagogue, Jewish museum model of a Jewish home at the time of WWII and street scenes in Riga.  

 

 

Tallinn, Estonia

Clockwise from upper left:  St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn's many café's by the Town Hall Square, street scenes in the historic district, overlook of the historic buildings and the the Toompea Castle.

 

 

The Baltic countries were interesting, the history very insightful, but our visit was too short to truly gain a proper understanding of the people, the culture and the foods......the last being most important to me.   The architecture was quite interesting in the historic districts of the cities we visited.