On June 8 of this year, we received a wonderful present from the British Ambassador to Latvia, Keith Shannon, with a portrait of John Lewis Balfour, a house builder from Padure Manor, drawn by Charles Baugniet. This gift was delivered to me by Ruth Rajavejjabhisal, whom I regale with the Padure herbal tea mixture and told about the history of the manor and its owners.
The original of the portrait is stored in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/23490/john-lewis-balfour
Take a visit to see this portrait, drink tea and talk about history and the future!

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