The legend goes that once in a hundred years the Devil pokes his head from the water of the Daugava river and asks if Riga is ready. If he hears “Yes”, the city would inevitably sink into the Daugava. For this reason Riga must be built continuously and construction should never stop.Â
And it does not. New houses are built and the old ones – repaired. If Berlin was once called Europe’s biggest construction site, then Riga is one of the oldest, that is for sure.
The largest construction project right now is the National Library or “Gaismas Pils” (The Castle of Light), picture below:Â