Category: Photographs

Elley Manor Restoration Project

Friend and family historian, Jānis Stundiņš, recently contacted me with information about the restoration of the old tea house at Elley in Latvia. This is where my great grandmother, Meta von Medem, was born and raised. The restoration of the building has been managed by Būvuzņēmums Restaurators (fb), which is where all the photographs were…

Portraits: Tobin, MacKinnon

Elley Life

Portraits: Devick, von Behr, von Medem, von Lieven


I’ve collected these images of Elley, Latvia (Lv. Eleja) from a variety of sources. My Grandmother and her sister have shared the majority of them, which I’ve scanned from the physical prints. The others are found online, or shared with me from friends & family interested in the history. Elley is known as Eleja in…