7 photogenic places in Rezekne
Nowadays, when social networks have become the best way to share emotions and impressions after a travel, we cannot imagine a visit to an interesting sight and tourist object without taking photos. We have summarised the most photogenic places in the city in the heart of Latgale – Rezekne – to inspire new photo moments!
1. The panorama of the Rezekne castle hill with a view to Eastern Latvian Creative Services Centre Zeimuls
The castle hill is one of the most significant places in Rezekne popular with tourists. There is a magnificent view to the centre of the city and old city as well as to the pearl of the modern architecture – Creative Service Centre Zeimulis and its special daring and unusual solution – oblique roof planes with a green coating and towers with observation platforms on tops.
2. Embassy of Latgale GORS
Since 2013, the Embassy of Latgale GORS has been a place that creates and presages the story of Latgale. And whenever it seems that each smallest corner of this building has been documented and eternalized, GORA shows its new angles and colours. GORS is particularly bright in the night when its walls are lit in red and orange through the glazing, its exterior becomes particularly surreal: it seems that the building vibrates affected by invisible sounds of music. The image of the building of GORS is full of vivacious contrasts: light and dark, colourful, black, and white, open and closed, demonstrated concrete aesthetics and warmth of wood.
3. Rezekne wall painting
Rezekne wall painting is a unique decoration of the city that allows citizens and guests of the city to travel in time and see images of once existing old city. The paintings are made by local artists inspired by old postcards and photos. These unique works of art are made in the centre of the city and combined in an interesting walking route that allows to familiarise with streets and views characteristic of Rezekne.
4. Pearl of wooden architecture – Green Synagogue corner
The Rezekne Green Synagogue is the only wooden building in the city (1845) and the only of 11 synagogues that has survived until now. In 2016, the Green Synagogue was renovated and today, it is the brightest treasurer of the historical findings belonging to the Jewish community. Its facade made of dark wood stands out as a small precious stone in the quarters adjacent to Latgales Street. Its facade and other unusual items filled with special aesthetics are definitely deserve eternalization!
5. Red brick facades at Latgale Street
Latgale Street is one of the oldest streets in Rezekne. It is only 847 m long, however, it is one of the city’s main transport corridors. Many post cards printed in the beginning of the 20th century depict a paved street with one- or two-storey buildings stretching along, including many small shops and artisans’ workshops dotted with countless signs. Many red brick buildings built in the beginning of the previous century have survived until now demonstrating the charm of this period architecture and inviting to capture decorative elements made of shaped bricks as well as quiet small inner yards along Latgale Street.
6. Promenade along the Rezekne rive
The Rezekne river divides the city in the heart of Latgale into two parts for 10 km with many bridges linking its banks. Old photos show plank and wooden bridges across the Rezekne Street that used to be often washed off by waters flowing from the Razna lake and pieces of ice. However, today, the most valuable decoration of the river is a recently built promenade that has soon turned into a favourite place for walking among the residents of the city. There are plenty of quiet nature nooks and picturesque views along the river that can be immortalised in photos.
7. Antons Kukojs (Antons Kūkojs) monument
In the very centre of the city at the Latgale Culture and History Museum, there is a monument that always attract passers-by thanks to its kind gaze and natural feeling of actual presence. This monument is devoted to the famous Latgalian culture figure Antons Kukojs (Antons Kūkojs). He was a gifted and creative individual: a poet, playwright, storyteller, publicist, artist, film director, actor, teacher, a well-known culture and public figure, and just a witty and resourceful person with a great sense of humour.
It seems that Antons’s (Antons’s) charisma has been embodied in the monument as it is almost impossible to just go along this place indifferently. Therefore, this place is a definite hit with all social networks showing up in all seasonal colours and in any possible light regardless of whether Antons (Antons) has an autumn leave plume or snow cap.