September 4, 2014
To buy or not to buy?
As the American actress Mae West (1893-1980) once remarked, “I never let anything tempt me, unless I can’t resist it.”
On Alberta Street, I couldn’t resist the book Art Nouveau in Riga.*
Despite my protestations, my pleadings , my sob stories and my best negotiating and bargaining skills, the Latvian (or was she Russian?) saleslady did not budge from the asking price of ten Euros for the book. Honestly? It is worth every penny.