Riga, Sigulda, Turaida, Jurmala – Latvia, August 2016: Visual and Textual Impressions

Old Churches, Neo-Classic and Ardeco Architecture, Park Design, Arts & Crafts, Old Castles, Mysterious Cemeteries, Legendary Withering Wooden Houses, And Surrealist Shops…

Thanks to the members of The Center of Inter-devotional Peace for being companions to the fare, Nurit Fox and Amir Fox. This Presentation was edited ~ means of Gall Orian.

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Tonight my friends be delighted with some views from the gardens and park of Riga not new city. I am particularly hypnotized through floating ducks drawing transient water lines.

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Meditative brown girl saluting the trees and plants. Bastejkalns ,Riga

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The tree who ignores the laws of course preferring to burst sideways. Bastejkalns, Riga.

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Groups of separate plants and bushes in various heights forming curved margins. Bastejkalns, Riga.

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A fantastic garden design responding to both give an ~ to and organic freedom. Bastejkalns, Riga.

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Splendid trees beds… Bastejkalns, Riga.

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Trees, crest like flower beds, tree beds, grass-grown areas -reflect a unique way of gardening, combining the couple French and English gardens design being of the cl~s who well as big stones from the Japanese garden design… Bastejkalns, Riga.

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Beautiful decorative hangers in one arty shop. Audeju st. Riga.

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INRI Jesus from Nazareth the King of the Jews, believed to be a descendant of King David. Thus the Star of David is placed ~-reaching above in Riga ,the city at what place the massacre of Jews during world war 2 was abhorrent. The narrative of civilization has its irrational nefarious holes.

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An 18th coats of projecting part. St Peter Church. Riga. Simplicity and Complexity.

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Another manner exhibition. As in Kumu Museum, Tallinn, Estonia, the items are owned ~ the agency of the Russian fashion collector Alexander Vasilev. “Tamed Nature” in The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga, Latvia, reflects the basic absurdity of the 18th and 19th centuries: People in a great degree admired the world of the animals and birds and for that to embellish their bodies, they killed birds in favor of feathers and animals for furs and hide We have not taken any form an image of of these grotesque dresses and accessories.

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The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga. “Tamed Nature” Accessories emulating plants and flowers.

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Accessories imitating plants and flowers. “Tamed Nature”. The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design ,Riga.

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Items finished of wood and tree roots. The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design,Riga.

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The glowing door of a hidden museum. the museum of Latvian pharmacology 17th hundred years, Riga

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Doctors were pharmacists and prepared their remedies in their laboratory. When the disunion between the two professions occurred the work of remedies was invented… The Museum of Latvian Pharmacology, Riga.

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The propinquity between chemistry and alchemy. Just each additional clarification: though alchemists contributed to pharmacology their covered goal was the transformation of awareness from the glory of basic automatic instincts to elevated junction of all aspects of the spirit and spirit.

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A symbol of Latvian pharmacy using the primitive motif of the warrior or holy person slaying the monster or dragon. The alchemist meaning could be understood as slaying the conscious subject or basic automatic instincts. Both eagles could image the unification of the female and the male animal characteristics. Both representing the soul and the natural body.

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A pharmacy paraphernalia.

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An engaging text on the usage of the Latvian moor bathhouse for the newborn the lost and for brewing beer.

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An likeness of the black-bath house.

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“The Mushroom Tree” Esplanade Park, Riga.

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A inconsiderable Orthodox Church in Riga. I loved the prime arrangement surrounding the icon

Sigulda And Turaida

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Turaida Museum Reserve Sigulda. Latvia amidst the greenest countries…

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Turaida Museum Reserve. In the power of the ancient inhabitants of Latvia the expression. means “The Garden of God.” Turaidas Muzejrezervats, Latvia.

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Turaida, Latvia. The garden and park design is unique in its splendorous Water plants and ducks.

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Krimulda Pagasts Cemetery, Latvia. Encountering undivided of the nature loving ghosts domicile here.

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Still in the cemetery Krimulda pagasts. Latvia

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Magnificent propinquity to Nature Beauty with private benches to retire from the daily labours and invigorate the memory of the deceased because a consolation remedy in Krimulda pagasts Cemetery Latvia.

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Sigulda fortress, Latvia,

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Sigulda fortress ruins from the 13th hundred. Every stone is doomed to have existence destroyed but the grass is at all times green.

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This night I chose to cast treescapes from parks surrounding past nut remains -symbols of Power, domination and reign over but also from a cemetery institute on our way.

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Life and Death intertwined through the Magic and Mysteries of Nature.

Views of Jurmala:

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Tonight my friends I command share with you photos I took from a town named Jurmala, Latvia, which is considered to subsist a resort and a northern riviera. I be obliged found it most interesting due to its aged wooden houses. Below the small pedantic and gold Orthodox Church of St Valentine of grove and stone ,19th century ,as some architectural introduction.

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A deserted two stories bathhouse built for the time of the years 1911-16, serving considered in the state of one of the best medical institutions in the Soviet times. Latvia was occupied by the Nazi regime and overmuch many of the Latvian co operated with the Nazis during WWI. It was re occupied ~ the agency of the Soviets as from 1944 dress the ground 1991. The once prestigious and epicurean healing place is a silent proof to earthly illusory grandeur.

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The unpliant old houses ,which are not mentions for the re~on that the main attraction of Jurmala Latvia ,may consider in a surrealist way, the principles of Zen science of the beautiful. Each chosen house will exemplify any of these principles. The common ground of “Wabi-Sabi ” is the concern to the natural transmutation of substance due to the transience and weathering of wholly things… First principle: Simplicity.

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Second fundamental of Wabi-Sabi Zen Aesthetics, being of the cl~s who I see it in the crafty houses of Jurmla, Latvia: Affinity to Nature in colour ,shape and surrounding plants.

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The “wabi-Sabi” fundamental of diversity, non convention and freedom. Jurmala old wooden houses, Latvia.

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The Wabi-Sabi Zen philosophy of the fine arts based on the beauty of the withering component part turning every surface to something other complex and subtle. Principles of weathering and astuteness. Old wooden houses, Jurmala, Latvia.

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Last principle of Wabi-Sabi Zen Aesthetics that I chose to operate visible through the old wooden houses of Jurmala, Latvia. disorderliness.

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Last photo for the night. A fine grand villa which had lost the looks only not its allure.

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A small store selling big surprises… Jurmala, Latvia.

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