A Baltic Bounty

Most of the world's Zeppelin hangars have disappeared since the deadly explosion of the Hindenburg abruptly ended the airship era in 1937. But five of them, originally built for German war dirigibles, have long been a point of local pride in Latvia's cosmopolitan capital of Riga, where they've been converted to a higher and more peaceful purpose: food.

Riga's Central Market is a playground for the serious food shopper. This vast bazaar houses hundreds of stalls in the airship pavilions, each of which specializes in a different category of fresh produce: meat, dairy, breads, fruits and veggies, and fish. Step inside any...

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