Riga was fascinating, it is just amazing to think that only in 1991, did it become free.
Not having any Latvian it was a bit difficult to find what had happened to the tiny Catholic Church; the Lutheran Cathedral was simply closed, the Orthodox Cathedral became planetarium, both were re-opened for worship in 1991.
I went to the Orthodox Cathedral for Mass this morning, it has been restored so beautifully, I was enchanted by the music. The priest sang basso profundo and the choir was two woman, nuns I think, absolutely enchanting. The congregation of about 60 were mainly females, with a few young men, when I first dropped abot mid morning on Tuesday, most were younger, lighting candles venerating icons.