We have stumbled upon an Instagram gem! Perfect for people interested in Riga, both from a historical and present perspective. The Instagram user "zhivoe1" has published a beautiful video, focusing on old painted commercial signs , still found on the walls and streets of Riga today.
These memories from the past are a window into some of Riga's more vibrant and merchant driven times, where you get a feel for a diverse city. Signs written in multiple languages add to the character of a once vastly different linguistic make up.
This is a wonderful short 2 minute clip that will give you a good sense for street life and landscape in today's city but brings to life a whole under current, that many walk past each day and never catch a glimpse of.
Peeling back the layers.