There’s a new restaurant in town: Riviera

Lamb at Riviera

Beautifully presented lamb

Mediterranean food is among my favorites, and it was a bit missing from the restaurant scene in Riga. Until yesterday, that is. There had been some activity on the corner of Antonijas and Alberta, after the relatively new Metropolitain restaurant had closed, and earlier this week it looked like a new restaurant was about to open. So when we were heading out for dinner yesterday, and decided to show our friend a bit of the neighbourhood, we semi-intentionally walked by this corner to see if the new place was open already. And it was. Even better, it was the first night of business for Restaurant Riviera.

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Graffiti in Riga, and why you should not clean it all

Graffiti is everywhere. And of course, also here in Riga. What not many people know, is that it is not simply a thing of modern times. The earliest forms date back to about 30000 years ago, when people started drawing things in caves. Unfortunately, not all graffiti is of historic value. In many cases these days, it comes down to sheer vandalism, in which public or private property is defaced by mainly spray-paint. There are basically two forms of modern vandalism graffiti. The simple name-tagging:

Graffiti: name tagging vandalism

Graffiti: name tagging vandalism

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