Coming back from Vilnius to Riga I see a huge progress of new developments around the city, including this new overpass next to Z-Towers, between Zunda river and Martin Cemetery and over Daugavgrivas iela.
Does anybody know where it is possible to see the final presentation of this road completed?
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.
I always feel sorry, when I write about casinos, especially which are built in a very poor areas of the city. Estonian company Casino Olympic has a low of slot machines around the town, some of them has title Lounge, and some of them has Optibet representative, the only Latvian totalizator company. Have you ever put a bet on sport?
Laimētava Fenikss (Slot Machines Phoenix) is one of most popular resort of the regular labourers. In fact it is one of the hundreds Riga casinos. Those regular people are addicted to gambling and can't do anything about it, just spend the whole monthly wage in one night.
Rīgas Svētā Alberta baznīca (Riga St. Albert's Roman Catholic Church) is built on Liepajas iela in 1901, in the year when Riga became 700 years old. I guess it is named after Bishop Albert, the founder of Riga, although he was never canonized. Saint Albert's church is the biggest Catholic church in Latvia, it is crowned with baroque towers. Regular divine services are in Latvian and Polish languages.
Latvijas Valsts vēstures arhīvs (Latvian State Historical Archives) is located in a massive building at intersection of Slokas street and Kalnciema street since 1930. The building itself was built in 1908 as city pawnshop, hence it has such a huge size.
Slokas iela is the most twisted street in Riga. Slokas is also one of the longest streets in city (10km).
It starts next to Stone Bridge runs across whole Pardaugava, Agenskalns, Ilguciems, Imanta, runs out of town and finishes next to Babite Railway station, where you can take train to Sloka town.
Stradiņa slimnīca (Stradins' Hospital) was named in honor of Pauls Stradins. Despite quite old interior, this hospital has the best reputation among Latvian medicine facilities. It is prestigious place (if it is possible to say like that) to stay while you have health problems.
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