Putting the Forgotten District of Lastādija Back on the Map of Riga

Putting the Forgotten District of Lastādija Back on the Map of Riga

Lastādija or Lastadie is the forgotten name of the neighbourhood bounded by the Central Market, the railway, Lāčplēša Street and the Daugava river.Continue Reading →

DB Recommends: Andrius Mamontovas

DB Recommends: Andrius Mamontovas

Imagine a musician singing about hope and freedom at a time when the Soviet system was crumblingContinue Reading →

Fiction: Grigory Kanovich – Shtetl Love Song

Fiction: Grigory Kanovich – Shtetl Love Song

"There’s no doubt that Mendel and I, more than anyone else, wanted to get to Russia as soon as possible..."Continue Reading →

DB Under the Radar: Ķemeri, Latvia

DB Under the Radar: Ķemeri, Latvia

"Its medicinal water attracted thousands of tourists from all over the Russian Empire, thereby warranting the town a direct train line to Moscow"Continue Reading →

Forest Portraits, Forest People: the Pictures of Jane Remm

Forest Portraits, Forest People: the Pictures of Jane Remm

Estonia has one of the highest levels of forest cover of any nation in Europe, with almost half of the whole territory of the country made up of forests.Continue Reading →

Soviet Baltic Visuals: Images of Everyday Life in the USSR

Soviet Baltic Visuals: Images of Everyday Life in the USSR

This dramatic poster from Soviet Lithuania urges citizens to look after their forests.Continue Reading →

Soon to Be Gone? Images from Rural Lithuania

Soon to Be Gone? Images from Rural Lithuania

The project Soon to Be Gone came out of Lithuanian photographer Tadas Kazekevičius's fears that the traditional rural lifestyle of the country may soon be lost.Continue Reading →

Scenes from “the Livonian Switzerland” Over a Century Back

Scenes from “the Livonian Switzerland” Over a Century Back

The photo album "Livländische Schweiz" was published at the start of the 1880s by Carl Anton Schulz, a Baltic German photographer.Continue Reading →

Vilnius Tries to Find Brits to Hug Ahead of Referendum

Vilnius Tries to Find Brits to Hug Ahead of Referendum

Without the EU, I would not have been employed by Vilnius Municipality.Continue Reading →

The Tallinn Collector: Soviet Estonia Remembered Through Guidebooks

The Tallinn Collector: Soviet Estonia Remembered Through Guidebooks

“Tallinn airport provides direct services by Aeroflot to more than 40 towns and cities in the Soviet Union..."Continue Reading →

Frontiers of Peace: Photographing the Baltics’ Schengen Borders

Frontiers of Peace: Photographing the Baltics’ Schengen Borders

"This trip convinced me to continue the borderline project; it is important to protect freedom of movement in Europe."Continue Reading →

Inaccurate and Dangerous: the BBC’s World War III Latvia Drama

Inaccurate and Dangerous: the BBC’s World War III Latvia Drama

"Inside the War Room" is not a good programme, and not a good reflection of reality in LatgaleContinue Reading →