I had the pleasure of spending Christmas in Riga, Latvia this year. What a beautiful place! The city is so walkable too. We strolled from Christmas market to Christmas market (there are a lot of them!) from museum to museum and from lovely restaurant to lovely restaurant…. viewing SO MUCH amazing architecture along the way. Of course, I was most fascinated by the yarn and hand knitted good in the markets. One pair of mittens was more beautiful than the next and the same could be said of the socks. My favorite wool was hand dyed with plants.
Riga has a fantastic central market which is held in 3 adjoined Zeplin hangers. Among the piles of dried fish, meat, breads and fruits, I once again spotted some yarn and mittens. Actually my husband, John snapped these photos for me, so I could spend my time ogling.
…and it goes on.
Santa brought me a cool lens for my iPhone, so most of my Riga photos look like this!
If you ever get a chance to visit, go for it. I would love to go back in the summer, when there is a longer day, and see the country side.