Kebab place on Barona street, just next to VEF bridge, is one of few places in Riga where you can order quite good Kebab. Kebab is very popular dish in every global city, therefore it became one of the symbols of multicultural cities.
Big red brick building is Āgenskalna tirgus (Market of Agenskalns neighborhood). It is one of the biggest markets in Riga. Market was built just before 1st World War in 1914 and quickly became very important shopping point in Riga. It became especially vital when Riga was split into two big parts, because of bridge demolition. Nowadays, Agenskalna tirgus is informal center point of all Pardaugava area. The prices here slightly lower than at Central Market.
Maskavas forštate is one of the biggest areas in Riga covering several neighborhoods under one name. Soviet Kengarags is in the far end. And poor Maskachka is at the foreground of this panorama taken from Science academy
TV and Radio tower in Agenskalns (Agenskalna Tornis) neighborhood was built in 1955. Tower was transmitting first TV shows for left side of Riga, which is called Pardaugava. Its height is 110 meters and it was twin of Tower on Radio iela.
Krogs Aptieka (Pharmacy Bar) is a funny name for a bar located on Maza Miesnieku street in Riga Old Town. Interior design (scattered pills, medical equipment on shelves) makes you feel that you are in real pharmacy shop. Regular visitors are mostly alternative people. It is said that some of them are living in Aptieka :)
Daugava, the main river in Riga, got released from the ice, so the spring 2009 is officially came! By the way, Meteorologists generally define the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere as March 21.
Photo has been taken from Peter's Church and favours go to Miriam@Reznas.
Храм Благовещения Пресвятой Богородицы or Pareizticīgo Sv. Dievmātes pasludināšanas Rīgas baznīca (Riga Orthodox Church of Annunciation of St. Virgin) was built in 1778 as simple wooden building in Moscow suburb of Riga, along with main road to Moscow. After big fire in 1812 it was rebuilt by the best tradition of the Russian Church and became one of the most important Orthodox church of Riga and remains so up till now. Because of the holy icon of Nicholas it is called among people as У Николушки (By Nicholas) Also this church got nickname Market Church, as Central Market is just 5 minutes from here.
Rīgas Valsts tehnikums (Riga technical school) is on of the first educational institution in the world, where it was possible to study in Latvian language. RVT was opened in late 1919, just after Latvian University was formed. During Soviet times the name of this school was Rīgas Industriālais politehnikums or just RIP :) RVT is located on Krisjana Valdemara iela, next to Old Town.
Swedbank main office building in Riga is the tallest skyscraper in Latvia. Actually, the building name is Saules Akmens, which literally means Stone of the Sun. Saules Akmens had been built in 2004, and at that time it was residence of Hansabanka, which had been bought to and renamed to Swedbank in the end of 2008.
16 March is one of the controversial subjects in Latvia. Briefly saying it is day to revere the memory of Latvian people who had fought during second world war. The controversy is about what they had fought for: against Red Army or for Nazi SS or still for Independence of Latvia? I guess at that time nobody knew which front is bad and which is even worse. Latvia was in the middle of two big powers, so Latvians had joined different forces. The war's aftermath is that Latvia had joined to Soviet Union and had lost its recently gained independence. So nowadays the people who were fought against Soviet Army are being called as freedom fighters or Hitler's supporters However, I would like to repeat, at that time nobody knew what is going to happen.
Today is the 500th day since Riga Daily Photo blog had reborn. The 1st photo was during the autumn 2007 with the same ship as this one - Vana Tallinn. I wanted to stop write this blog many times, but something always forces me to continue. On the photo MS Regina Baltica
March 8 is International woman Day. Although it is not official holiday in Latvia, it is being celebrated by many Latvians. Traditions are quite simple - to favour women with good wishes and by giving flowers. The giving an official status to this holiday is being discussed each year. Usually the right-wing parties are against acceptance, and the left-wing ones are for. This "colorful" advertisement is sponsored by left-wing party Центр согласия / Saskaņas Centrs (Center of consensus) Last year the 8 March greetings that I found were anonymous.
This washed out Volkswagen looks quite funny with the children bicycle on top of it. Also it has У sign on top of it, which means Учебный автомобиль (Training Car) By the way, it is easy to find driving school in Riga with macibu.lv website.
As today is the first day of spring, this could be the last weekend of current ice hockey season. The games are being hold each weekend on Agenskalna licis, Pardaugava. Check another picture of ice hockey on river and the night shot.
Riga is also known as: Riga, Riga, Rige, Rigo, Riha, Riia, Riika, Ryga, Ryha, Рига, Ріга, Рыга, Lijia, Hbuf
Some other keywords for this blog: Latvia, Latvija, Lettland, Letonia, Lettonie, foto, fotos, pictures, images
Bildes par Rigu un pilsetas apkartni | Фотографии Риги и окрестностей
Sometimes Photos are a little bit edited & Sometimes stories are a little bit fibbed :)
Riga Photos & Stories about Riga.
Riga Photos, Top Stories, Wonderful Sights, Remarkable Places, Typical & Famous People, Travel Guides & Official Information, Shopping, Party & Nightlife, Glamour & Fashion Clubs, Sport & Crowdy Bars, Alternative & Underground Pubs, Luxurious & Cheap Hotels, Live Webcams, News, Vague Rumors & Wild Facts about the biggest City in Baltic States