I told my Uncle Andy that Riga had a look unique from any other European city I’ve visited. When asked to elaborate, I was puzzled for a response. If photos don’t explain, I assuredly will never be able.
Although I may be abstemious to a fault in paying entrance fees, scrutinizing the façade, with its rigid turrets and sky-skimming diagonals, of the Chateau de Vincennes (a mere hour’s but-sit on the metro) suit me juuuuhs fine.
Dazzled by the sleek modernity of the Oslo Opera House? Scaling the roof of this cleverly pedestrian-friendly structure, you are next hit with a vista of the verdant Norwegian fjord in its unbottled luminosity. Consider that the place offers free bathrooms in a city that obdurately shuns the concept, and you are practically tethered.