Weather in Riga changes rapidly, it isn’t even an ancient legend, but a harsh reality. One day it might be shorts & flip-flops weather, the next day you’re searching your pockets for gloves, and where did the sun go? My suffering and weather sensitivity have eased ever since I discovered the earthly paradise – Garden of Eden (Ēdenes Dārzs). Even though the Garden of Eden is considered a mythological place or some suggest it’s located at the head of the Persian Gulf or where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers run into the sea; to clear all misconceptions, it’s located in the backyard of an apartment building on K. Barona street in Riga.
I forget about the rainy, windy and unpredictable weather immediately once I lay my eyes on the palm trees growing high from the cobblestones and the parrots flying from tree to tree, lions comfortably purring, tiny mountain springs bubbling. Who would dare complain in heaven?
Naturally, Paradise is locked behind a door code. It can be figured out if you try combinations of numbers that have clearly faded or wait for someone to open the door. Please take into consideration that the Garden of Eden also has residents, so be respectful and humble.