Sun Shines Everywhere 9904

Beth and Wade Greene traveled to the Baltic states in July and August, and brought along a heat wave. Here they appear with the Alameda Sun at “Ventas Rumba,” sometimes nicknamed the “Niagara Falls” of Europe. The waterfall is the widest in Europe at 817 ft., but its only about 6.5 ft. high. The nearby historic town of Kuldiga, Latvia, founded in 1242, was linked by navigable rivers and land trading routes with the Hanseatic League of German trading cities across northern Europe. Kuldiga’s Old Town of 16th- to 19th-century wooden buildings has been remarkably preserved and has a magical time-capsule atmosphere.

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