Valguma Pasaule offers a great opportunity to experience art in the forest.
There you can enjoy large-format landscapes created by outstanding artists Andris Apse (New Zealand) and Andris Eglītis (Latvia) . To view all photos, you have to take a two-kilometer-long walk on Valgums forest trails.
All in one - the opportunity to move around healthily, breathe fresh air, and enjoy amazing landscapes both in nature and in pictures!
Entrance to the Art trail is included in Barefoot trail ticket
A well-known landscape photographer in New Zealand
An exhibition of Andris Apse's works can be seen on the Valgums World Art Trail. It consists of large-format photographs that fit organically into the forest landscape.
Viesturs Serdāns, the owner of Valgums Pasaule, tells how they discovered this artist: “While abroad, we always go to bookstores, it also happened in New Zealand, and we noticed photo albums and calendars created by a man named Andris Apse. Interesting - such a Latvian name and surname! Later, we learned Andris Apse's address from the book and continued to find out his way of life. And it turned out that he was born on September 26, 1943, in Smārde - at the house "Eglāji", about a kilometer from the Valguma Pasaule. Now his works are here - in the heart of his motherland Latvia.
Latvian nature photographer
Andris Eglītis was born on November 30, 1959 in Grundzāle, Smiltene side.
Andris himself describes himself as a "little crazy" since childhood: "As far as I can remember, I have always been with nature. I have been dreaming of" birds and beasts "since elementary school. I soon became a" crazy birdman "- so crazy, that when I started school, the teacher already knew me well and always said: "Again he is running after those crows..." And as old as the interest in nature, there is also an interest in taking pictures of animals and nature. "
In 2006, A. Eglītis won the photo competition "Euro Press Professional Awards" organized by "FujiFilm" in the category "Wildlife" with the animal photo series "Law of Survival".