Owner and author of website "Landmarks of Latvia" is Gatis Pavils.
Copyright. Contents published in website "Landmarks of Latvia" (further below - this Website), including text and images, are subject to copyright in accordance with the Copyright Law of Republic of Latvia. Publishing of any contents of this Website, including text or images, fully or in part, is strictly forbidden except for the cases when author has issued a written permission for each specific case of publication.
Responsibility about the contents and availability of this Website. The information contained in this Website is for general information purposes only. While author endeavors to include and keep correct and up-to-date information, he makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. Owner of this Website takes no responsibility and will not be liable for eventual negative consequences with attributed linkage to the use of this Website and information contained in this Website. Owner of this Website takes no responsibility for and will not be liable for the Website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond his control. Owner of this Website has exclusive rights to publish in this Website any information in accordance with the requirements of normative acts of Republic of Latvia. Owner of this Website has exclusive rights to remove any published information from this Website.
Through this Website there are available links to other web sites. Owner of this Website has no control and responsibility over the content and availability of those other web sites.
In Latvia and, as appears, elsewhere as well the identification and systematisation of nature and cultural monuments - landmarks - only partly has been based on academic research and thus it has no firm ground. This serves as one of the reasons for irrational and - unfortunately - inefficient management of nature and cultural monuments in Latvia and elsewhere. In other words: too often we have been unable to protect beauty and values because we haven't put enough effort to understand what is beauty and value. Website tells about a quest for such beauty and values.
In it's build-up and philosophy the Website is an account of thoughts and works of one author, it does not create a "social network" - here you see just an extended, informative personal Website. For such an interesting and exciting issue I did not want to use the somewhat boring, slimy design of so called Web 2.0 style, for inspiration there were used somewhat older examples of design.
Wish me a luck - there is a huge lot to tell and to show! There are no doubts that you will meet some mistakes and omissions - please, give a message if you happen to notice one!