Choosing the old over the new

  • 2007-03-28
  • By Justin Walley
RIGA -Sometimes the only certainties in Latvia are ongoing corruption, spiraling inflation and… change. If you leave the capital city, Riga, and return a few months later, then chances are that plenty of things won't be where your mind remembers placing them. Monstrous glass and concrete structures have popped up from nowhere, whilst a number of previously decaying architectural gems have seemingly vanished from the face of the earth in your absence. The same goes for restaurants and bars, which tend to come and go with the same kind of frequency that one would expect from that great mo...
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