After a Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room which was located on the 7th floor with amazing views from the windows. I headed out to explore Riga.
I walked across the park to The Nativity of Christ Cathedral Eastern Orthodox I was very impressed by the dome sparkling in the sunlight. I took some photos outside of the Cathedral, I stepped inside the gate to take photos from the side and back but I asked to leave. I guess you are not allowed on the ground. I then read the sign about head covering but the priest?? who asked me to leave indicated I did not need my head covered so I went inside. It was beautiful inside. There was a baptism going on in one corner and I stayed away from that area. I light a candle and walked around admiring the altars.
The Nativity of Christ Cathedral of Riga the Cathedral survived both wars but in the 1960's the Soviet authorities closed it and remelted the bells and converted it into a planetarium Republic House of Knowledge. It also was used as a restaurant before restoration work began in the 90's.
|The Nativity of Christ Cathedral|
|at the entrance|
|cats on 2 towers|
|Inside Virgin of Anguish|
|Lady of Sorrows (Virgin of Anguish)|
|Vansu Bridge Daugava river|
|Outside Key of Riga|
|Slap from the granny|