فندق ريغا (Hotel Riga) is the name of the hotel in the oldest city of the world - Aleppo, Syria. I wish it would be 5* :) And does anybody know what letter L means? @Valeria, thank you for an interesting photo of Riga signs outside Latvia :)
Yesterday, on Saturday morning I was a witness to unknown procession in Old Town on Kalku iela. People were carrying flag of Latvia and another one similar to Italy or Hungary, but flag holders were not looking like Italians nor Hungarians :) Does anybody know what kind of parade it was?
Russian Secondary School #24 was opened in 1987 on Caka iela, just next to Riga monastery. Unfrotunately I couldn't find anything special or interesting about this school, except basic data like... Official name is Рижская основная школа №24 in Russian or Rīgas 24. pamatskola in Latvian.
Transporta un sakaru institūts (Transport and Telecommunication Institute) is one of few Riga universities with the name. It is located on Lomonosova street in Maskavas Forstate. TSI was established in 1999 and it is based on the former University of Aviation (RAU)
This photo of Latvian National Library during Staro Riga is selected in order to give you an opportunity to compare how LNB was looking in during Staro Riga 2008. Photo's source is Delfi. BTW, check the timeline of LNB Building since 2007.
One of long-term projects within this blog is watching of the Latvian National Library construction site. Check the timeline of LNB photos I took from the same position for the last 3 years. Still 2 years to go...
Like many people in Riga, I often think about moving to somewhere else. Especially when I see this Boeing 767 of Uzbekistan Airways, which connects Riga to New York directly, I start to think about crazy things...
Iguana is the name of a restaurant located on Elizabetes iela, within Berga Bazars complex. The food here looks (and tastes of course) much more pleasant than the animal with the same name :) Thanks goes to Mike for showing me the place :)
Ziemeļu Vārti (North Gate) is another office building, which adorns Riga since 2006. It is located on the fork of two streets, Brivibas iela and Cesu iela, and technically belongs to Brasa area. I have absolutely no idea why it's named Northern Gate. Eastern Gate (location-wise) would suit much better.
Aptieka 1 is the largest pharmacy chain in Riga and in Latvia. This particular drug store is located in a interesting eclectic building in Sarkandaudava. Could anybody tell what does the letters АФ on the top mean? Thanks :)
Just 2 months ago this shopping center in Imanta was called Wellness because of the gym inside of it. Although recently the gym was bought by Atlētika health club chain, hence it has changed its name. The area around Atletika gym will be still called as Wellness area, some time of course.
I can't believe, it is already 3 years since my first Riga Daily Photo. Kinda success! :) This year I took not just 365 photos more, but also got new camera with the help of my readers, started to use twitter for instant updates, got interviewed and many other interesting things happened to me because of RDP. Thank you, my dear visitors for watching this blog and making me keep exploring Riga and surroundings.
Kremlin Wall is quite narrow-famous sight in Riga and is located in Purvciems neighbourhood. This apartment building was built in 1980s for Soviet politicians, which used to work in Latvian Communist Party. The house itself is similar to red-brick wall and towers of Kremlin, which is located in Moscow and is the main government building of Russia during its whole history.
Public Transportation is the today's topic of City Daily Photo blogs. Click here to view thumbs for all participants. For this matter I took photo of First Trolleybus Park, which was opened in 1913, initially as Tramway Depot. Trolleybus transportation is very rare outside of Eastern Bloc and I consider trolleybuses as one of Riga uniqueness. Check also another pictures of Second Trolleybus Park, which is located in Tornakalns.
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