Sunday, February 8, 2015

Latvian Links for You!

Photographer Gaston Lacombe used to live in Latvia, but he recently returned to take photos at Lake Pape. Some of his gorgeous photographs are now in the World Wildlife Fund's magazine.

In conjunction with Latvia's European Union presidency, a number of Latvian cultural events are being held in various countries - even the U.S. The Philipps Collection, a lovely private museum in DC, will host the RIX piano quartet and flutist Dita Krenberga performing works by Peteris Vasks on Thursday, February 12.

If you are in the New York City area (or close enough to travel there), the magnificent choir "Latvija" will be visiting and performing two shows this spring. The first is at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, which is an intimate space, so tickets will sell out quickly, particularly at only $20 a pop. The performance is on Saturday, April 11. The other performance will be at Lincoln Center on April 9, although tickets are not yet available. The choir's debut performance at Lincoln Center took place in 2010 during the White Light Festival, and was met with critical acclaim.

For information about events in other countries, check out the Events section on the Presidency website.

Also, I just discovered this website with gorgeous photos of Latvia.


  1. Ooh, thanks for sharing that guy's website. I've just followed him on Instagram!

    1. Happy to be of help! :) Yes, he takes some absolutely lovely photos.


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