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Posts tagged “Latvia

Street corner colour – Riga, Latvia

Thought for the day…”About the time that we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends”.

A bit of street life in the Latvian capital city of Riga for the photo today….and not much action judging by the photo.   About 640 000 people live in the this city, or about 1/3 of the entire population of Lativa.   Temperatures in the city in winter can fall to -20 or -25 degrees.  It became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991, and interestingly, after independence around 290 000 people (about 14% today) were left with no citizenship of any country.  Latvia is also home to Europe’s widest waterfall, the 110m wide Ventas Rumba Falls.  Apparently, the studs on jeans were invented in Latvia, when the Latvian Jacob Davis joined with Levi Strauss.


and another photo from the archives..the waterfalls at Iguazu, Brail…..



Photo of the Day Saturday 5th January 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day….” Life is like a multiple choice question, sometimes the choices confuse you, not the question itself.”

Before Google launched Gmail, “G-Mail” was the name of a free email service Garfield‘s website offered to fans of the lasagna-loving cat.  And did you know that human arms have 32 bones each, while human legs only have 30.  And also did you know that the name for “piggy banks” comes from the use of family money jars in the Middle Ages made from a type of clay called pygg.

A photo from the Latvian capital of Riga today, and the Russian Orthodox church in the city centre.  Not a large country, with a population of around 2.3 million people, although it has been fought over many times (including by the Germans, Swedes, Russians and in parts, by Lithuanians).  Suprisingly, it has a high suicide rate, (8th highest in the world).

Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort, Norefjell, and not missing the managers there.

WORDPRESS LATVIA Riga 29 Dec 2012 (39)

Photo of the Day Sunday 31st December 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day….” Don’t cry over the past – It’s Gone

Don’t stress about the Future- It hasn’t happened yet

Live the present moment – Make it beautiful.”

Did you know that Alexandra Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, refused to have a one his office?   Apparently, after inventing it, he said that it disturbed is research work and prevented him from working properly.   He also never telephoned his wife or mother, as both of them were deaf.


Photo of the Day Friday 17th August 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell

Thought for the day…” Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.”

Did you read that one restaurant in Los Angeles is offering a 5% discount to diners who leave their mobile phone at the desk whilst they dine?   The idea is for people to eat undisturbed, and to concentrate on their company and food instead of being interrupted by phone calls and text messages.  A wonderful idea.

An unusual photo today, from the back streets of the Latvian capital, Riga.  Riga has around 700 o00 people living in it, which is about 1/3 of Latvia’s population.  Unemployment is a big problem in Latvia, resulting in many Latvians working abroad, where they can earn much more than the Latvian average of 700 euros a month.  Latvia became independant from Russia in 1991.

Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.