14 Christmas-trees tell their stories
A historic courtyard in Old Riga becomes a forest of Christmas trees
As Christmas approached, the courtyard of the Trīs brāļi (Three brothers) building complex (entry from Pils iela 20) in Old Riga became a forest of Christmas trees where, every evening, one of the forest’s 14 Christmas trees was specially decorated under the guidance of artists and other public figures, with the involvement of the spectators who had come along.
All 14 decorated Christmas-trees will journey to Riga’s care homes, retirement homes and orphanages together with kind thoughts and wishes. Christmas greeting cards written by the decorators will accompany the trees. To keep the memory of Christmas alive, the living trees will be planted at new homes in the spring.
Andris Kronbergs, Aigars Bikše, Jānis Strapcāns, Agnese Kleina, Kašers, Gatis Rozenfelds, Intars Busulis, Laima Bikše and Kaspars Anitens have already participated in this voluntary action by each contributing their unique concept of a decorated Christmas tree. Other trees were decorated by elves from the Rīga 2014 Foundation, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Rīga Bourse Museum and the brīvprātīgais.lv association.
The voluntary action ‘14 Christmas-trees tell their stories’ took place between 5 and 18 December and is part of the festival of urban installations: Christmas Tree Trail 2012.