A decorated horse-drawn carriage for bride and groom in Mālpils, one of the best towns for wedding ceremonies.
Photo is taken by wedding photographer Mārtiņš Plūme.
Maybe some of you know and can recommend other good wedding photographers in Latvia?
Zirdzene is a small lake in Kleisti named after a wild plane Angelica, which is very common in Latvia.
The sign warns that walking dogs is forbidden and the fine is 250 LVL (500 USD), which is very high for Latvia.
The third extraordinary building design from Any Mann. (Viesnīca in Latvian means Hotel)
The Shark Hotel in the middle of Daugava River between Stone and Cable bridges.
How much would you pay for staying in Riga Hotel with such design?
Le Paon Bleu (Indian Peafowl) is the name of recently opened bohemian French restaurant in Old Town. I don't know what new restaurant owners have in mind, but the closed down restaurant Hospitalis, which was located here, went bankruptcy several months ago. Despite being very well promoted Hospitalis couldn't compete with cheaper restaurants and cafes in Old Town. Have you ever tried frogs legs? How does it taste like? :)
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.
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 :)
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.
I nearly forgot about the monthly theme Funny signs - Click here to view thumbnails for all participants. Walking home I took a photo of the famous side street in Old Town allowing only pedestrian and bicycle traffic. A paradise for bicyclists, but very short one :)
This composite picture is the result of one of the craziest thing I have ever done. In the summer 2008 a couple of crows had a nest at the left tree (at the level of third floor), so I've been thinking that they will return to their former house this year again.
Initially I wanted to take series of shots how bird is nesting. I started my photo session of the former nest in the early February 2009. I've been taking pictures from the same position and almost at the same time of day - in the morning. Approximately in May I realized that crows have cheated me by making their nest on another tree, which is not in the picture at all :(
Rīgas Cirks (Riga Circus) was opened here on Merkela street in far 1888. Circus is located in the very center and this area is one of the most busiest places in Riga. Interesting fact is that Riga Circus is the only one permanent circus in all three Baltic States.
It is hard to believe that this red-brick cube-shape accessory building located in one of the city's yards is Riga Mosque, therefore I have attached a writing in Arabic ligature. It was difficult for me to find it, because mosque is hidden from the public eye and there is no any sign or mark of this place of worship. It would be nice to hear again the muezzin calling the faithful to prayer and remember my incredible trip to Istanbul.
Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten (The Bremen Town Musicians) is the name of bronze statue next to St. Peters Church. It is a gift from German city Bremen, the sister city of Riga. The statue depicting donkey, dog, cat, and rooster. Note the mouths that have become shiny. Touching the mouth is said to make wishes come true.
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