You may ask, what is the point to sell Christmas trees after 24th of December? :) Basically half of people living in Riga celebrate Christmas on 7th of January and then an Russian New Year on 14 of January. Terefore, to make Christmas tree stay fresh until middle of January, you have to buy it just before 31 of December :) On the picture hidden Lada in firs. It is mobile office of Christmas trees vendor :)
This building is more than just a good example of Art Nouveau architecture in Riga, but also it is a German School. Actually it is my school. By word "my" I mean that I spent several years in this building to get some knowledge about the life, and German language of course :) The school named after famous German philosopher Johann Gottfried Herder, who used to work in Riga as teacher. One more interesting fact that this is the only school located on Skolas iela, which means School street in Latvian language. See also English school in Riga.
Now the most breaking news in Latvia is the fire of several tank cars near Ventspils town. The incident caused by collision of oil car and benzine car. It is said that 2 dead bodies already found. The flame of is as big as it can be seen from far distance.
After a fire in La Rocca and 1 year of being renovated, the biggest club in Riga continued to work. Thousands of people came to the new La Rocca last night to have a party. Actually the atmosphere of the nightclub is the same as 1 year ago. Due being under schauffe, I couldn't take any better picture that night than this one :) The big screen with aliens watching party people - quite good idea ;)
After Soviet Union collapse all writings in Russian language were replaced by Latvian. I wonder how this plate written in Cyrillic alphabet survived ;) Locomotive was parked not far from Zemitani railway station.
On the picture in picture is the same building, but before renovation. Interesting is that the top floor with very high ceiling was split into two with medium range high ceiling. The address of this building is Kugu iela 11/13, the backstreet part of the house is in much worse condition.
Most probably most of foreign readers doesn't even know that such car brand as Lada even exist. It is Russian car make. Shitty and cheap. I don't think you can meet Lada in any developed country just because it doesn't fits any safety standards :) On the picture you can find trailer full of so-called Lada Jeeps
In Latvia only government facilities are authorized to issue annual certificates of roadworthiness. Kind of monopoly, I could say. For little car it costs around 50 EUR, but bigger cars are more expensive. There are around 1.3 Millions vehicles in Latvia. Not bad business, I could say.
Riga Container Port is on of the biggest on Baltic Sea. Every year about 200000 containers are being passed through this facility. Cargo harbour located in special Riga zone named Osta (Port), but in fact it is Sarkandaugava neighbourhood.
See also Riga Coal Port, which is located just next to container docks.
Building Freeze of Orthodox church in Daugavgriva area.
due global financial crisis, Latvia is suffering from lack of money, so many buildings are being stopped now.
Hopefully building of National Library is in force.
Updated: a church building is nearly finished in spring of 2012
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