Best enjoy slowly: Cesis, Latvia!
|Cesis, people enjoy nice view|
There is beginning to everything. The city and area is quite interesting, as we realized later, with history more than eight hundred years. So, we arrived by car with a driver Yanis from Valmiera (he was being our guide in Cesis, originally from Valmiera) to the centre. I was being with friends from Ukraine (Eleonora), Mexico (Ramon), and Germany (Ana). Our journey has started…'
|Livonian Castle in the park, more than 800 years old|
|Eleonora found own grandfather :-)|
hundred years old building in gothic style. The silhouette of this church in the panorama of the city is unique – Cesis’ skyline cannot be confused with that of any other city. As our guide told us, the church has always been the pride of the city – an internal witness to change in time. In as a part of this building is a 65-metre tower, call St. John’s Church sire and we were on the top. What is so great view was opened for us, when we reached the highest point! We could see more than 10 km further, most of this view has green color, its because of forest. Nature..
|going to explore livonian castle and find treasures|
After Livonian Order’s Castle we said “bye-bye” to enigmatic Cesis-city and driven to explore a beautiful nature around this place. By the way I and friends visited Red cliff near Gauja River. The cliff contain a great deal in the way of iron compounds, it makes sand with red color. For me it was very interesting, because I’ve never in my life seen red cliff.
|Sergii didn't realized yet, why sand has a red color|
Then we went to Kaleju cave, which is near the Strikupe River (only 10 km long, but one of Latvia’s clearest rivers). Kaleju cave means Blackmith’s cave, and it probably does not mean that a blacksmith ever lived there. There is active suffusion (a process by which underground water from partially melted ground ice bursts through the upper surface, carrying out with it a deposit of mud, sand, rock, or other such material) in the cave, and the entrance is becoming increasingly loose. There Yanis gave us a lantern and I with Eleonora, Ramon tried to go further, inside cave. But we didn’t move more than 5 meters, it’s because of a narrow, wet and low passage. By the way, we didn’t lose opportunity to take pictures of this great place.
Finally, we came back to Valmiera full of great impressions of historical and natural places in Cesis. I am really impressed a nature and friendly people there, how people can do “green”, live “green”, be “green”, - as much as possible close to nature and respect history. It was being a wonderful time and fun with friends from different countries. Best enjoy slowly!