Riga

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Laima Clock (Laimas pulkstenis)

Satiekamies pie Laimas pulksteņa - let's meet at the Laima clock! The brown clock in front of the Freedom Monument has been a meeting place since it was erected in 1924, so people wouldn't have an excuse for being late to work. For decades it has advertised Laima chocolate, and many a sweet romance has started here. The famous clock was renovated at the end of 2017 and now also includes a digital countdown clock to Latvia's centenary on November 18, 2018. It also plays one of Latvian maestro Raimonds Pauls' sugary tunes every hour.

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Over a year ago
Brian
Norway
Nice landmark, especially when lit up at night.Laima chocolate shops have big cardboard models of the clock, but I was hoping they'd sell small, working models as souvenirs. They should really market the clock on their products.Though all the Laima chocolate that I did buy almost made me have to pay excess baggage fees!
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