Helsinki City Center

Like all European cities, regardless of size, Helsinki's city center is the hub of daily activities.  The streets are crowded but friendly.   Tourists and locals bumping elbows, communicating as best they can, one seeking adventure the other making a living. The city market, shown in this photo, sits right on the harbor, providing a wide … Continue reading Helsinki City Center

Riga Harbor

If there is such a thing as a "blue collar" harbor, I would say Riga, Latvia would certainly fill the bill ... and possibly be the poster child. Latvia is a small country in Eastern Europe situated between Lithuania and Estonia on the Baltic Sea.  Basically flat, 98% of the country lies below 656' above … Continue reading Riga Harbor