''It all begins and ends in your mind. How you see the world.''
This time, the story is about 10 times (and even more) walked place and Arvis native town - Valdemārpils.
Although Valdemārpils reaches only 3 km2 in its area, every time you arrive, the eye catches something you haven't seen before.Let's not be long, but get to know - Valdemārpils is a city in the north of Kurzeme, whos lake is the only lake in the Baltics which the bridge is crossing. Its earliest name until 1926 was Sasmaka, which is also the name of this privileged lake.For the first time, Sasmaka's name was heard in the 1582 in fee articles, while in 1644 Sasmaka was granted a free village status. Every single war causes human lives, and during the Great Northern War, most of the Sasmaka population died during the plague between 1710 and 1711. Whatever it was after, but in 1926 Sasmaka was renamed as Valdemārpils. Significantly Valdemārpils named in the name of the New Latvian movement ideologist Krišjānis Valdemārs, who was born in Ārlavas parish and worked as a private teacher in Sasmaka.
I would say that in Valdemārpils are not quite many sights what to see, but its peace and the beauty of the natural simplicity surrounding attracts.Arriving at Valdemārpils from Valdzene, before you hit the city, you definitely have to choose a wish before you cross the traffic bridge which goes over the Sasmakas lake. And the most architecturally interesting houses you will see across the Lielā Street, which is also the central street of Valdemārpils.
When you enter the Krasta Street 2 in google search, GPS will take you to the Dupurkalns stage.The height of Dupurkalna hillfort is 8-10m, and historical facts tell us that earlier it was a place of refuge or a sacrificial hill, from which the derived name of the hill was created. There are a number of legends about Dupurkalns, one of which tells us that there was a castle here with many towers, whose places, like elevations on the hill, are still visible today.In 1936, the first region Choral festival took place here, and next week the newly renovated stage who coust 186,557 euro will be opened here.
Interesting fact: Valdemārpils is the only town in the county where there is no cultural house.
A 3-minute drive or a 10-minute walk to Valdemārpils Park at Draudzības Street 7 since 1886 has been placed Sasmaka Manor House. Since 1920 there worked Arlava parish board but since 1949 for 31 year there was Valdemārpils secondary school. Nowadays the building is abandoned and the view to it is quite sad, the only signs of life are found on the roof of the building, where some proud pair of stork builds themselves a home. Next to the Sasmakas Manor House there is Elk linden, which is another pride of Valdemarpilis on the Baltic scale. Lime tree. Biggest lime tree in the Baltics, with an 8.5 meter trunk circumference or as Arvis said there need some 50 Enzo to envy this tree. It is said that the age of a tree could be 250-400 years, so this tree could be 400 years older than Enzo. There is also a 17th gun next to the tree, which seems to have been a favorite object of Enzo.
Being on the Valdemārpils side, it is also worth go a bit outside the Valdemārpils border a few kilometers farther you find the largest rural church in Talsi County - Ārlava Church. The Church of Ārlava represents the Neo-Gothic style and, in the context of our story, is special with the fact that Krišjānis Valdemārs was baptized here.
Historically it's interesting to walk along Stacijas Street 6, where the narrow-gauge railway line Valdgale-Roja passed through in 1930-1963. Let's read what the folk tales talks about it:
''The train ran on the rail, but grandmother went on the road. A man with a good heart, a conductor has invited a grandmother to sit on the train - relax a piece. "Thank you, son," he refused. "I can't delay this time, I have to hurry!"''
Today, the building is used as an apartment building and still serves the needs of local people.
And after a small tour of one of the cities of Kurzeme, children can go out to the Children's Square on Rožu Street 2 or even better on the beach of Lake Sasmaka, where there is a well-equipped beach with playground and picnic places, you will like it!
P.S. If there is enough power inside, we recommend you go to the Lauma Nature Park which is 8 minute ride from Valdemārpils. There must be at least 2h more, but it is definitely another cool place to go, especially on sunny summer days with children on your side.
That's all of us this time. For now bye bye and see you in adventure! :)
Bridge - Straumes iela, Dižliepas, Valdemārpils lauku teritorija, LV-3260
Dupurkalns with stage - Dupurkalna estrāde, Krasta iela 2, Valdemārpils, Valdemārpils pilsēta, LV-3260
Sasmakas Manor House - Sasmakas muiža, Draudzības iela 7, Dižliepas, Valdemārpils lauku teritorija, LV-3260
Old Valdemārpils stacion - Stacijas iela 6, Valdemārpils, Valdemārpils pilsēta, LV-3260
Playground for children - Bērnu laukums, Rožu iela 2, Valdemārpils, Valdemārpils pilsēta, LV-3260
Lake Sasmaka Beach - Sasmakas ezers, Valdemārpils, Talsu novads 57°22'1.517"N 22°36'19.4"E
Laumas Park- Atpūtas Parks Laumas, Laumas, Īves pagasts, LV-3261
Ārlava Church - Ārlavas baznīca, Valdemārpils, Valdemārpils lauku teritorija, LV-3260
There is something magical when you fly and there is something wonderful to be next to the place where airplanes takes off and lands. Airplanes take off and land watch place is located in Skulte, about 15 kilometers from the center of Riga city. --->
This is a pretty popular place where people go to forget their present in thoughts about the flight and the future they'd like to stay in, as well because of visible lights of the lamps in combination with the barely rolling sun this place has become a great reason for newly-loved couples to go right here.
Little bit about location and availability with kid. There is nothing complicated, just arrive in destination and sit in your car and enjoy the view. You can also take you bogie with you and go out of the car, it's up to you. We just take baby car set out with Enzo in it. The ground here is rocky and scattered with small stones, so the idea of letting the baby crawling will not be the best and safest one.
Little fact about airports in Europe. Riga airport is in 81. place after the number of passengers per year ( > 4 million) in turn
1. place goes to Heathrow Airport (London - > 66 million)
2. place goes to Aéroport de Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle (Paris - > 57 million)
3. place goes to Frankfurt Airport (Germany - > 50 million)
/ data for 2009/
- opens 24 hours a day
- FOR FREE
- Skultes iela 1, Skulte, Mārupes novads, LV-2108
Actually behinde every design has a whoile story. And story about Enzo t-shirt is very special. When I was pregnant with Enzo I badly want to make him something special, something just for him. I have a idea that I want to draw him picture about we three. Enzo father is a profesional sup racer, thats why there is a board but I'm a huge fan of pineapples, but Enzo is the little crazy shark who's always on the wave, something middle of me an Arvis. First I deside to tambored this picture, as you can see, it's not finish yet . Hope one day I will. When Enzo born I so many times said to Arvis that I want to t-shirt for Enzo with this design. So we finally did.
I will try to tell those stories about our designs often if you like. We are sou much to say, so, keep in touch and see you in adventures.
We also love the holiday and on the day of all lovers we wanted to create a special day feeling. We are not big lovers of restaurants, spa centers, and in general indoor lovers, we was wondering what to do till decide '' Let's EXPLORE '', so we go wild. The money and time were limited, and we had to think about fact that we also had to take the little Enzo with us, so we decided to go to the Engure Nature Park. Just 55km from Jurmala, which was the main choice criterion - to stay on the road for as possible minimal time (because Enzo stays bigger and it is harder to make him sit in the car calmly).
As we found out later, Engure Nature Park is the largest seaside lake nature park in Latvia. It surprises with rare plants, wild cows and horses. Cows we met, horses too, the bunny ran along the forest road and little bird eat grain up the tree.
We did not even think about the plants this time, but in the summer we will definitely go to the orchid trail. This is the MUST SEE orchid trail, which must be seen by everyone in the months of June and July - orchids grow not only in pots, there are 22 species of the orhchid on 3.5km long road.
Lake Engure is also one of the places where the Latvian Ornithological Society organizes Birdwatching Days every April and October. There are several bird watching towers for visitors to see the beautiful landscape and its inhabitants. We only saw two, but it seems that we chose a little bit early time to visit this place.
In fact, this place really has a discovery for us, something we had previously missed. There are well-equipped picnic areas and a place to put the car. WC is natural simplinest with hole in the floor (the baby with ''things'' would have to be replaced in the car). In the summer, If there is a chance I would definitely recommend choose the baby carry bag for the walk, it was hard for us to use a trolley, but our trolleys are not meant for such places.
So, let's EXPLORE, it's always cool!
Hello. My name is Irbe Davidsone. I am a visual comercial designer.
The ideas and knowlage that I have acquired throughout the years have reached their maximal point and so I have decided to share something new.
''Enzo explore'' is a brand that is focused on adventure based
clothing and accesories, made by me. Many, many years went by untill i finally decided to fulfill the dream that I had only allowed myself to dream with my eyes closed while listening to music.
Why Enzo explore? Becouse I only gained the courage to start while watcing my son Enzo who spends his days exploring and learning about the world and with tat inspires me and makes my world more colourfull.
Everything started innocently enough with a pillow that I embroidered for my son. First I made a skech with a little shark on a SUP board with a pineapple in it's hands. Somewhere in te back of my head I had created a charecter that I see every day. A competitive SUP fanatic, myself, a pineapple lover and te shark- Enzo, who allways reaches forward.
I'ts no wonder that it seems that when a baby comes into the family something clicks for the woman. I never believed it
untill it happened to me. Tat fear of daring, trying but failing
is familiar to all of us, but does tis fear exist for the little
ones? Not for Enzo.
He never fails to inspire me and his courage seems to be changing the way that I tink. He explores the world without any fear. Im learning to do the same thing and wish to share this with you.
Enzo explore isnt just a story about clothing. It will be a story about how me, Arvis and Enzo are growing together and we wish to share this adventure with you.
Will you come with us?
EXPLORE the city of the Valdemārpils
13. May. 2019
EXPLORE airplanes take off and land watch place in Latvia
9. May. 2019
Explore city of the Rio de Janeiro
25. Apr. 2019
Story about how idea about t-shirt ''Fun SUP'' came up
4. Mar. 2019
EXPLORE nature park "Engures ezers"
16. Feb. 2019
The beginning of Enzo explore
7. Feb. 2019