Despite the full name of Naktsklubs Kapsula (Capsule Nightclub) it is a true morning club. The club was opened few months ago and it is located on Audeju iela across the night drugstore. Most of the visitors come here after 4 o'clock in the morning from regular clubs for after party. Rare case for places in old town, but this bar has entry fee.
The main office building of DnB Nord Bank is already in use, although it is not absolutely ready yet. It has the most original shape among all buildings in Riga. Personally it recalls me Grande Arche in Paris. See also another DnB Nord Office in winter.
The protesters' camp which was pitched in front of Council of Ministers has been demolished this weekend. The winter photo of people living on the street was starred in my blog because visitors were shocked about brave unemployed who decided to live in tent until they will find a job. The record was reached in February when 12 tents were setup. Last weeks there were only 2 guys who still were living on Brivibas alley. At the some point, one of them went to swim in a river, but another left camp to toilet for a couple of minutes. Almost immediately police gabbed all their unattended stuff. Juris, the guy smocking cigarillo, told me: Police actions were illegal and this is not the end!
Vakarbuļļu peldvieta (Vakarbulli Bathing site) is the only premium beach within Riga borders.
Beach has got green flag status, which signify of clean water. Also here is a secure car parking, special places for disabled people and children. It is located in one of the most remote Riga parts called Buļļi (Bulls)
In the past Salamandra club was the famous Drum and Bass and other electronic music nightclub in Riga. Salamandra was opened in 2003 in the former industrial area. Since 2008 the club is relegated to oblivion. Many electronic music artists like Future Prophecies, Pendulum and Raiden were guests DJs in Salamandra during these 5 years. I must admit that Salamandra also had reputation of the place for drug abused people.
Hotel Bergi is closed down since 2008, but it looks like it is still open. From a distance of course. At some point Berģi was a popular destination for couples with a passionate desires. Despite its cheapness and remoteness here was a good restaurant with panoramic view. It is located just next to Sigulda Highway, hence it could easily take the title of the first Riga Motel.
Heavy shower flooded Riga today; the storm torn branches off the trees, so many streets, roads became blocked. Thankfully it was very short rain, hence the traffic was limited just for some hours. The picture was taken this Sunday afternoon on the exit from Riga Airport.
T.G.I. Friday's is always called just Fridays, but most of the local people don't even know that it stands for Thank God It's Friday's, just because they simply don't go to this American restaurant. Everyday regular visitors of Fridays are Riga tourists, who pretend that they don't like McDonald's and don't know about Hesburger, which is located 1 minute walking from here.
Mūkusala iela 46 - is the address of Trodeks main office. It is located between Railway bridge and Islands' bridge. An advanced mobile phone repair shop is also located here, which looks more like kinda laboratory from inside.
Three lakes located in Saurieši are former quarry pits, which were used for the extraction of clay. A Knauf factory, the the biggest consumer of extract, is also located next to this former clay pit. In summer Sauriešu karjers (Saurieši Querry) is a famous resort because of very clean water. It is also favourite place of Latvian Scuba divers.
2,5 years ago Riga Daily Photo was started with the picture of Vana Tallinn ferry departing from Riga Harbour. 500th post was marked with photo of another ferry - Regina Baltica. I didn't want to break the tradition, so the second anniversary was with photo of Festival taking the Sea. Now it's time to expose Rīgas pasažieru osta (Riga Passenger Terminal) itself and the reason is that this picture is the 1000th photo!
Just imagine, 1000 photos of Riga! Riga Daily Photo is my longest hobby ever, which is still making me happy :) Although difficult times came and I don't have a good camera anymore, hence I have to take pictures with a low-end old digital camera. So if you like this blog, please support it by making a small donation for a new camera. Thanks anyway, my beloved visitors and readers :)
I didn't expect that so many Spanish people are living in Riga. Nearly all of them were in Old town to support their national team against The Netherlands and then to celebrate the victory in the Football World championship.
Bivouac (Bivak) is the name of the event devoted to historical reconstructed battles, which was being held in Daugavgriva fortress this weekend. A lot of soldiers wearing historical uniform of Swedish, Russian, French, German and other armies of 18-20 centuries inspire the feeling of being moved back for many years by time machine.
Pulkvedim neviens neraksta (Nobody Writes to the Colonel) is a famous nightclub in Old Town named after the eponymous novella by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It was opened in 2001 and it is located just across the bohemian Kabata club. These both places definitely can't be called mainstream clubs. Although it is not total alternative ones. Pulkvedis is just an good old small nightclub.
Turis is one of the most famous cats living on the Riga streets. In fact, his territory is Turiba University. BTW, another very lovely kitty is looking for home. Check for its pictures here :) If yo like it, just leave the comment with your contact details and I will help you with bringing. Miaow :)
A new real estate project Trijādības nams located in Kliversala was finished in 2008. As many others new apartment buildings it is more empty than occupied now. Trijadibas nams could be translated in English as Trinity House.
Traveling around the world I have noticed that advertisement in Latvia is always at much higher level than in any other country. For example, Latvian marketers can easily shake the whole world with fake Meteorite :) Social and health problems are also often being solved with creative ads. Now it is time to fight Hepatitis or hepatits. The writing at bicycle says "Don't eat everything you meet" Have you seen that old yellow bikes? There are plenty of them in town.
Rīgas baptistu Vīlandes draudze (Vilande Baptist Church) is a Christian Church located in area called Quiet Center. The Church was built in 1887. The first public liturgy has took a place next year, in 1888. During the Soviet times this building was home for both Baptists and Adventists, which I guess had affected Vilande Church's regulations. Despite Vilande Church is currently affiliated with the Latvian Baptist Churches, it has notably distinct way of thinking if we compare it to St. Matthew Baptist Church.
Lidojošā varde (Flying Frog) is a nice cafe in a quiet center on the crossroads of Elizabetes and Antonijas. It is famous because of picturesque location next to Albert street and other architecture examples of Art Nouveau. Despite a little bit high prices on food, the bar is still affordable for almost everybody.
In the summer Riga looks like any other Western European city. A lot of local people go out, happy tourists are visiting town, brasserie are open in the center :) This Summer Terrace is next to one of the many Steiku Haoss restaurants in Riga.
Reflection of water is making an optical illusion of continuous basin depicted on this photo. In fact here are 2 water bodies; a pool next to Swedbank and Daugava river, which flows on different level. This picture is participating in Monthly Theme Day Reflections. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
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