Memorial to Janis Rainis

Pictures and text by Mark R. Hatlie

These pictures were taken in Riga during the first week of September, 2007. This memorial is one of the most well-liked in the city. There are often flowers lying in front of it. During the week I was in Riga, it was being renovated, so the context shows an ugly fence being set up around the memorial.

His gravesite is also an impressive memorial.

The memorial is located on the Esplanade.
Nearby, children can rent little electric cars.

The visit to this location was paid for by a research grant from the
American Public University System.
"Educating those who serve."

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