All these pictures of women are extremely fascinating. Mostly of them are Victorian and the serenity is present in all of the pictures. The women of past eras calmly accepted their fates and lived their lives quietly, but there never was an absence of beauty. 


Riga and Art Nouveau

Where is Riga? – It’s in Lavia, the middle one of the three Baltic States, others being Lithuania and Estonia. It is about 200 km from my home town, so I am a regular visitor.

What is so special about it? -Well, first of all Riga is the capital of Latvia, so obviously there’s quite many things to see there. What attracted me most, was a wonderful part of the city built in the Art Nouveau style. All of the above pictures are the examples of the style.