The day we were ready to see Riga’s Dome Cathedral was the day it wasn’t ready for us. A concert was starting.
So we didn’t get in but were just happy to look from the outside and listen to a cellist play out in the street. We also took a 30-minute tour ride around the Old Town, since our feet were already aching. Only Marcus was not complaining about walking endlessly. To think that he was even carrying his backpack, heavy with camera equipment!
I don’t remember much from the tour information – except about the Powder Tower, now housing the Latvian War museum. The tower is all that remains from a total of 18 towers which were once part of Riga’s defences. It’s from the 14th century, among the oldest foundations in Riga. The tower was intended to store gunpowder so the walls are thick and strong. To prove that, nine cannonballs remain embedded in the walls.