Riga: A Stroll Today? Chess Anyone?
Republic of Latvia
August 31, 2014
On this sunny weekend afternoon, family and friends, and friends and neighbors get out of the house and promenade, and play and perform, and pose in the public park. What could be more civilized?
Not counting the pointillist masterpiece by the French painter Georges Seurat, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884), I first encountered this civil and civilizing world-wide phenomenon in Greece just fifteen years ago.