Temporary Riga photos are being published not in a regular manner due to blog author has moved to Vilnius.

Agent Vinod


This is not April Fools' Day Joke, but a screenshot from Indian movie called Agent Vinod, which was released last year.
Few parts of the movie were filmed in Riga in the 2011 summer and it is worth to see just because of that.
Hot pursuits through Riga streets, epic explosion of Riga Hotel and many other scenes involving Riga sights.

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Viesnīca Shark


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?

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Magnetto Hotel


Magnetto Hotel aka Viesnīca Magnetto is another conceptual work by anonymous artist.
Also, check Photos of other existing Riga Hotels

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Zaķis uz Salas


Zaķis uz Salas (Hare on Island), is the name of the conceptual artwork of a mixed-use building on Zakusala.

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Victor Enrich


Victor Enrich is the name of modern artist from Barcelona, who is making surreal photos of different cities.
His works made my brain go crazy trying to understand how some of the pictures are composed, because of its misleading simplicity, reverted street angles and buildings.
Other his works can be found in the artist gallery.
BTW, each of the works is being sold in a very limited number of copies, usually just 1 copy.
...and I got my own ;)

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Artelis


Artelis is a new (1 week old) night and performance club on Blaumana between Caka iela and Barona iela.

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Academy of Art


Art Academy of Latvia is one of the most remarkable buildings of Riga.
It was built in 1905 and joins two most popular Riga's architecture styles Gothic and Art Nouveau

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Continuat

Continuat
Where do creative people live in Riga? Their shelters can be found accidentally in absolutely unexpected places.
For example Continuat is the name of a sculptor's studio located in one of Spilve Airport warehouses.

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TV Column

TV Column
A new TV Tower in Riga, now in center :)

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Bodies Revealed

Bodies Revealed
Taking photos at world famous exhibition Bodies Revealed is strongly prohibited.
Therefore it was quite risky to take out my pocket camera today in Spice Shopping center :)

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Russian Theater

Russian Theater
Рижский русский театр им. Чехова (Riga Russian Theatre) aka Russian dramatic theater was opened in 1882 and it is the second oldest theater in Riga after Opera.
Recently the theater was renovated and now it hosts again many art performances, mostly of Russian origin.

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Art and Design Workrooms

Art and Design Workrooms
Workrooms of Riga Art and Design school are located in this wooden building on Lacplesa iela.

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Ķīpsala Tunnel

Kipsala Tunnel
Ķīpsala Tunnel is connecting two parts of Kipsala island-neighborhood through Vansu Bridge.
The tunnel is city-wide famous for its rich graffiti collection. See the photo collection of tunnel graffiti.

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Regular Graffiti - Monthly Theme


Another Monthly Theme came and this time the topic is Graffiti. Again.
I couldn't find quickly any really good graffiti in Riga, so I decide to put the bad one :)
This type of graffiti is quite regular for Riga blocks, tunnels and industrial areas. This electric box is located inside of the former Phoenix factory territory.
Check previous Graffiti Theme Photo or click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

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Bright Colours - Monthly Theme

Bright Colours
Bright Colours is the topic of regular Monthly theme and I was too late to take a good photo on time :)
For a couple of days I couldn't find in Riga anything brighter than Piena Svetki (Milk Fest), which was held on 1st of August in area next to Piens club.
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

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Alfrēds Kalniņš

Alfreds Kalnins
Alfrēds Kalniņš is one of the most famous Latvian composers. During his life he used to work in many cities, including New York.
His sculpture was erected in 1979, on his 100th birthday. Initially the statue was in front of Opera, but now it is looking towards Opera's back.

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Enjoy Tea

Enjoy Tea
Baudiet Nesteidzoties (Enjoy sipping) is the name of another Apsara Tea House, located in old town.
Tea drinking is extremely popular in Riga, but the drinkers' preference is changing constantly.
Nowadays the person who drinks black tea with white sugar (as everybody did several years before) is a rarity.

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Fashion Week

Fashion Week
Riga Fashion Week is a seasonal fashion show of the leading Baltic and international designers.
Concentration of alternative and other bohemian people usually is being held in Hotel Latvia.

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Es tevi atkal gaidīšu te

Es tevi atkal gaidisu te
Es tevi atkal gaidīšu te↓ (I will again wait for you here) - is the content of the massive message written with soil on the snowy track bench, which is next to 13 Janvara street.
Check also other lovely messages: "I love you" and "You are not alone"

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Kabata

Kabata
Kabata (Pocket) is a small underground theater and bar with dance floor at the night time.
This place is favourited by many artistic personalities of Latvian community.
Initially it was opened as the first non-government-controlled Latvian theater in Soviet Union, hence its full official name has prefix Independent theater.

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