The History of Riga Speaks Through the Streets

During the Olympics I was intrigued by the Latvia hockey team as they came out of nowhere and gave the Canadians a run for their money. I couldn’t help but notice the haunting image painted on the mask of Latvia’s goalie. I did a little research of my own and found out that the image represented Latvia’s freedom statue and the many men who died for Latvia’s freedom. It was the only image Latvia’s goalie wanted on his mask. Obviously proud of their freedom and fiercely determined to remain free. I don’t reblog often but I love these pictures and I find Latvia’s history interesting.


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