I first visited Riga back in 2007, and it was love at first sight. The city’s old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as so much of the traditional architecture still stands in the city centre, and in an almost “Prague-like” sense, the cathedral towers and narrow cobbled streets make you feel safe and at home within minutes of settling in to the area.
It was however the old railway bridge that stayed in my memory after visiting before. A short city break in June, 12 years ago, meant that all I had was enough money for cheap food, and a couple of clean changes of clothes, but no camera in site. After returning this year after a last minute opportunity of racing photography came forward, I was straight down the waterfront upon arrival to take advantage of the fast moving clouds and lighting conditions.
Good job I did too… it’s done nothing but rain since.