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Zemitanu tilts at Autumn evening


Last shot of the view, that I saw for almost one year..

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Straupe

Straupe is a small town on the road from Riga to Valmiera. It is mostly famous for its Medieval castle nowadays a Narcological clinic, which helps alcoholics and drug addicted get back normal life.

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Autumn Evening

Autumn Evening
Another view of Kramu iela, but during the one of the cold autumn evenings.

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Ziemeļu Vārti

Ziemelu Varti
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.

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Aptieka 1

Aptieka1
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 :)

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3 Years

3 Years
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.

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Center Roofs

Center Roofs
Center buildings roofs as they are during autumn sunset. Check similar photo in the winter morning.

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Dammes iela

Dammes iela
Dammes iela (formerly Sergeja Ļuļina iela) is one of the main streets in Imanta neighbourhood.
The street was open in Soviet times and initially named after Soviet hero, the aviator Sergey Lulin.

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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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First Snow in 2010

First Snow in 2010
You never know where you will meet the first snow. This time for Zolitude :)
Winter 2010 has been started relatively early and in fact it is mix of snow and hail. Riga become quite dirty now :(

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Sport venues in Mežaparks

Sport venues in Mezaparks
The highest density of sport venues in Riga is in Mezaparks area, next to Kisezers lake, although most of them are just training fields with no places for spectators.
I guess on this picture I can count more than 20 playing fields for football, tennis, etc.

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Martin's Building

Martina Nams
Behind these golden trees is Mārtiņa Nams (Martin's Building). It is another failed real estate project in Riga.
Failed because of crisis, bad promoting, worse location. Picture is taken in one of the most backward areas.
P.S. this is the last picture of Gold Autumn this year. Riga is turning to gray for 6 months...

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Ieroču veikals

Ierocu Veikals
This Ieroču veikals (Gun Shop) and shooting range are located in a former bomb shelter next to First Hospital.
Latvia is not gun-friendly country like United States, therefore there are only few gun shops in Riga.
In fact, by Law of Latvia it is not allowed to use a gun even when being attacked.

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Rīgas torņu skaitītājs

Rigas tornu skaititajs
Rīgas torņu skaitītājs (Riga's Towers Counter) is relatively new bronze monument next to Swedbank building.
The bronze man is sitting on the grass and counts innumerable Riga towers.
This sculpture is made as a gift to Riga by donations of Swedbank clients; sculpted by Olga; Shilova; photographed by Mike.

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Irbīte

Irbite
Voldemārs Irbe aka Irbīte is one of the most famous Latvian painters living in Riga.
He is notable for pictures of urban environment, hence his works are more interesting for Riga lovers, like all we are :)
Painters and autumn colors always are looking more saturated.

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Daugavgriva Flood

Flood in Daugavgriva
September - October is the annual flood season in Riga. Sometimes floods are quite heavy like flood in 2008.
But more often Riga gets lucky and only areas next to the sea get flooded for a couple of days.

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Sigulda Aerodium

Aerodium in Sigulda
Do you remember photo of Mobile Aerodium facility next to Olympia? This is another one. Fixed Aerodium in Sigulda.
Finally I have tried Aerodium aka Wind tunnel myself. That was not that easy as I supposed to. Now I understood that Aerodium is real sport and a lot of things depends on your skill only.
If you don't know what Aerodium is, check this video from Winter Olympic Games.

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Dead River


Actually it is not a river, but canal in Mukusala area. During autumn it looks really ghastly.
In fact it has own official name Kileveina gravis (Kilevein ditch)

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Checked Sky

Valguma iela and Uzvaras bulvaris Cross
Snow in Riga has melted down after few days, and grey autumn again covered the city.
Wires over Valguma iela and Uzvaras bulvāris cross.
On the left hand is the building of LNB.
Also check live webcam of LNB building

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First Snow in 2008

Snow in Riga
First proper snow has been falling this night in Riga.
This photo has been taken by Niall Dennehy at Central Railway Station square
Here is the Webcam of this Riga crossing.

Last year first snow was two weeks earlier :)

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