ANGLES ON TOUR

ANGLES ON TOUR

ALAN McMANUS has once again turned tour guide to take us through some of the sights in Riga, where the first European Tour event of the season is currently being played.

Riga, the capital of Latvia, is the largest city of the Baltic states with a population of around 700,000. Among the visitor attractions is the Old Town, which includes the Lutheran cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century.

Riga Castle, housing the museums of Latvian history and foreign art, is also the residence of Latvian president Andris Berzins.

A feature of the city is Riga’s tram system, which operates from early morning until midnight, with some services also running through the night. Alan also visited the ground of local football club Skonto Riga FC and inspected a Russian billiards table, snooker not having arrived in the country until 1994.

Thanks a lot to Alan for the pictures.

 Riga's National Opera House

Riga's National Opera House

 One of Riga's parks

One of Riga's parks

 Riga's Freedom Monument

Riga's Freedom Monument

 One of Riga's many trams

One of Riga's many trams

 The view from the stands at Skonto Riga FC

The view from the stands at Skonto Riga FC

 Russian billiards

Russian billiards

 A fountain in one of Riga's parks

A fountain in one of Riga's parks

 A boat on the Pilsetas Kanals

A boat on the Pilsetas Kanals

 The entrance to the university

The entrance to the university

 A couple of interested spectators

A couple of interested spectators

 Old Town in Riga

Old Town in Riga

 One of Riga's many churches

One of Riga's many churches

 Alan called in here purely in the spirit of historical research

Alan called in here purely in the spirit of historical research

 Another of Riga's imposing, historic buildings

Another of Riga's imposing, historic buildings

 Riga's Lutheran Cathedral

Riga's Lutheran Cathedral

 No, that isn't a snooker cue

No, that isn't a snooker cue