Seven cows standing in the central part of Ventspils is a remnant from Cows Parade 2002; here was International Art and Patronage project with 26 cows at all.
The project, I should say, was successful, as now such a group of cows is a great attraction for town’ locals and visitors.
Seems that after all constructions and reconstructions the most loved style in old part of Ventspils is Jugendstill. Wandering around you could see houses with beautiful Jugensdtill architecture, the same as in other places in Latvia, let’s say, Riga.
Actually this style shows itself, that not so much older than 100 – 150 years houses left, but old town is still cozy and picturesque.
I found this city as the most interesting for my children (8 and 11), and unexpectly nice. My favourite suprise in Lativa and Lithuania so far.
Nobody has wriiten about one of our favourite yet- Jurmala Park at the seaside- (as name in Latvian says I guess:-).There was wooden toys for children, and the wodden raft- ferry on the small pond- which gave a lot of fun to my children.Thera was a small open air folk museum, a open air water park with tobogans, and a nice camping nearby.
The castle of Ventspils not always was used like the castle. When Latvia was the part of Soviet Union the castle used like the barracks for soviet soldiers. The main tower ground floor used like punishment cell.
Fondest memory: Nowadays you can see some things from these times.
“Nabagu iela” translation is “The Street of poor”. Probably in the end of XIX there were many poor people, but now the street is in the business centre of Ventspils where money cases are.
Fondest memory: This situation with names of streets or places I call “The irony of history”.
Reconstructed architectures are very nice and beautiful, but sometimes is necessary to feel, taste, touch really historical building. It is a great possibility to realise this in Ventspils.
Fondest memory: This amazing old building is near the Ventspils Marketplace not far from tourist information centre and promenad.
Favorite thing: A digital exhibition tells you about the history of Ventspils as well as the history of the castle and the port. Livonian order castle is notable for its modern interior that harmonises with the historical environment.
Return to mole and lighthouse. The western mole is fitted for tourist use. There are airing trail and benches. The mole is near the Ventspils’s beach.
Fondest memory: It's very fantastic place where the energy of the sea is feeling.
It is very typical fact that there are guardhouses near the castle. Ventspils variant is unusual because there is house for guard dog.
Fondest memory: Amazing fact, isn’t it?