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Benjamin J Sperry

Nature objects

Aspazija in Dunes

Aspazija in Dunes

The sculpture "Aspazija in dunes" (Aspazija kāpās), which is dedicated to the outstanding Latvian poet and playwright Aspazija, is located in a spot overlooking the sea as well as the house of Aspazija herself, where the poetess spent the last decade of her life. The sculpture in the dunes can also be seen from the veranda widonw of Aspazija's house. The ...
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White Dune

White Dune

On the right bank of river Lielupe, near river Buļļupe, in the middle of 18th century a 15 – 17 metres high dune outcrop formed. White Dune is one of the most beautiful Jūrmala’s protected nature objects.
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Bulduri Dendrologic Garden

Bulduri Dendrologic Garden

In 1910 for the donated money, the first Gardening school in Latvia was founded. Architect A. Vanags. The school was opened in Bulduri, on a territory of the historical centre of Bulduri manor. In 1911, the first school building was finished. Before the beginning of World War I a remarkable household was here – the garden had 200 species of ...
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Horn's Garden

Horn's Garden

In 1870, Mr. Horn built the first hotel in Majori, and a concert garden where the famous symphonic orchestras performed. In 1896, the first movie in Jūrmala was shown here, but in 1909 there was first Latvian music concert where the song “Dievs, svētī Latviju” was performed. Now this song is a national anthem. Despite the fact that in 1913 the ...
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Jūrmala Globe

Jūrmala Globe

The biggest globe in Latvia is made from copper plates.
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Jomas street

Jomas street

Jomas street - one of the oldest and central streets of Jūrmala with restaurants, summer terraces, hotels and cafés with live music. The name of the street in Latvian means parallel lines in the sand of dunes. Nowadays there is a tradition to celebrate the first Jūrmala’s pedestrian street - Jomas street festival.
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Pine trees of Rainis and sculpture "Pine trees of Rainis"

Pine trees of Rainis and sculpture "Pine trees of Rainis"

Sculptor Kristaps Gulbis. Sculptural object "Pine trees of Rainis" is located in a favourite resting place of Rainis to which he devoted a poem "Broken pine trees", and which symbolically perpetuate the memory and witness of the time, place and events that have unfolded here. Sculpture is located in the dune area in Pumpuri, in the end of Amatas street, ...
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Sculpture "Bruņurupucis" (the Turtle)

Sculpture "Bruņurupucis" (the Turtle)

Sculptor - J. Bārda. The turtle symbolizes long life. On Majori beach detective series “Dubultslazds” (Double trap) by Aloizs Brencis was shoot in 1985.
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Sculpture "Turaidas roze" (Turaida Rose)

Sculpture "Turaidas roze" (Turaida Rose)

Sculptor – Valtis Barkāns. Sculpture is a modern story of Turaida Rose, “She is calling her fiancé, waiting for him, but he does not come and she feels betrayed”, tells the sculptor, who was trying to create the image light and feathery.
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Square with a fountain opposite trains station Majori

Square with a fountain opposite trains station Majori

Street Vanagu that is located very close to the square once was the beginning of Jomas street. In 1953, a sculpture by L. Kristovskis “Lāčplēsis” was unveiled in square. In 2006, a fountain “The Horizon” was opened here.
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