Baltic round-the-clock love affair with flowers

  • 2003-04-10
  • Tim Ochser
RIGALondon may be one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, with a population of some 9 million people, but you'd have a hard job to find an orchid there in the middle of the night. In each of the comparitively minuscule Baltic capitals, however, there are flower markets which work 24 hours a day and in every conceivable weather. Whether you want to buy a carnation to strike a certain prince across his rubicund cheeks, or a daisy to dally with a nocturnal date, flowers spring eternal in the Baltics.In Riga, the flower market is centrally located on Terbatas Street, right across from...
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