From the carnage of 9/11 to the peace of Art Nouveau in Riga

  • 2018-05-29
  • Philip Houseley
You can’t miss the Art Nouveau shop in the heart of Riga. Behind it stands three owners, each of whom has a unique and interesting story to tell. So let’s meet Nils Students, who was born in the USA to Latvian parents who had emigrated in 1944. I interviewed only him, although the stories of the other two owners are worth mentioning at least. Liga Eglite left Latvia for the USA at a young age, stayed five year and opened two restaurants in Manhattan before 9/11 happened. Meanwhile, Pauls Calitis was born in Aruba to Latvian parents. Pauls met Nils at Latvian summer school camp i...
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