The Meaning of a Memorial: Reading Kaunas’s Garden of War

The Meaning of a Memorial: Reading Kaunas’s Garden of War

Looking at the site of memory in Kaunas, the “dying for…” is clear: the highest aim of the Lithuanian nation is freedomContinue Reading →

A Western Latvian Road Trip through an Ideological Lens

A Western Latvian Road Trip through an Ideological Lens

"Priekule has one of the largest cow herds in the region. In 1976 the average yield from cattle reached 3,710 kg..."Continue Reading →

Hidden Riga: Finding Beauty in a City’s Crumbling Corners

Hidden Riga: Finding Beauty in a City’s Crumbling Corners

On the Paslēptā Rīga page, Jauja posts images from secret courtyards, ornate details in decaying doorways and floral patterns on long-forgotten tiles...Continue Reading →

Keeping Alive an Extinct Language: the Finno-Ugric Tongue of Latvia’s Remote Fishing Villages

Keeping Alive an Extinct Language: the Finno-Ugric Tongue of Latvia’s Remote Fishing Villages

The north-west corner of Latvia, the so-called Livonian coast, is the home of a nation struggling to survive.Continue Reading →

Devils, Deer and Miracles: Hidden Stories of Tallinn Old Town

Devils, Deer and Miracles: Hidden Stories of Tallinn Old Town

Like many old towns across Europe, Tallinn possesses a ‘hidden history’ running parallel to the over-touristed medieval splendour and café cultureContinue Reading →

Mushroom Hunting in Vermont – Lithuanian Style

Mushroom Hunting in Vermont – Lithuanian Style

You could say that Lithuanians are obsessed with mushrooms, and that would be an understatement.Continue Reading →

The Young Lithuanians Tending their History Above the Arctic Circle

The Young Lithuanians Tending their History Above the Arctic Circle

"They had their own lives, their own romances and ambitions, and they were exactly like us, but they just suffered so much more.”Continue Reading →

Āgenskalns – Riga’s Preserved Wooden Heart

Āgenskalns – Riga’s Preserved Wooden Heart

Until the middle of the 19th century, buildings in the districts beyond the walls and bastions of Riga could be built only from wood.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 →

Nine Months of Deep Baltic, or See You in September

Nine Months of Deep Baltic, or See You in September

Deep Baltic is taking August off while we work on a few big changes to the site, but we hope you’ll be back for more in September. In the meantime, we…Continue Reading →

Hidden Treasure: Lithuanian Farmhouse Ale

Hidden Treasure: Lithuanian Farmhouse Ale

The Lithuanian farmhouse brewers brew as they learned from their parents, who again learned from their parents, and so on.Continue Reading →

Kaunas Art Deco: Reminders of Lithuania’s Modernist Interwar Capital

Kaunas Art Deco: Reminders of Lithuania’s Modernist Interwar Capital

"Kaunas’ Art Deco interwar modern architecture is unique to Kaunas, because it’s not a direct copy of French or German architecture."Continue Reading →