Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Meanwhile, back in Riga...

While wandering through Old Riga with a visiting friend, we were overrun by a stampeding horde of brides. Or at least happened upon the "bride parade." I never really understood the point of the bride parade, because the guy leading the parade with a megaphone was speaking Russian. I heard one theory that it was some sort of pro-family values demonstration. The logo-festooned banners being carried behind the brides seemed to suggest it was just advertising for Riga's bridal shops. Then again, there was also a guy carrying a sign that read "Elvis Presley is Alive!"

Anyway, Riga is not a big metropolis, but I am thankful every time it proves big enough to present a few of the random surprises that make cities so fun.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yep, we don't get anything like that in Windsor. At all. Fun!