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

Good Night


The most latest days of the winter 2012-2013. The Dome and the Restaurant 13 kresli

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Catholic King Church


Kristus Karaļa Romas katoļu baznīca (Christ the King Church) was completed in 1942.
The King's church was the last step of trisecting of Transfiguration Church, which was home for all three most popular confessions in Latvia - Lutherans, Orthodox and Catholics.

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Google Street View


2 years passed since Latvian 1188 launched Riga Street View, before Google made snapshots of all Riga streets.
Photos are actually taken in August-September 2011 and covering all streets, including blocks' yards.
Start your Riga Streets trip here.

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Bolderāja Lutheran Church


Bolderājas Evaņģēliski luteriskā baznīca (Bolderaja Lutheran Church) was built in 1875 and burnt in 1973.
Wooden building was rebuilt in 1995 as the only Lutheran church in Northwestern Riga.

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Rising Orthodox Church


Today is Easter Sunday for Orthodox Christians. Christ is Risen!
There is an interesting phenomenon in Latvia, despite that religion is becoming weaker worldwide, religion in Latvia is getting more popular, stronger and affecting people's everyday life more than before.
On the picture: a continued bulding of new Orthodox Church in Daugavgriva. Two cupolas are still on the ground.

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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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Audeju Roofs


Narrow Audeju street from the top. It is one of the most typical roof views in Old Town.

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Steeple Hat

Steeple Hat
Katedrale Church is being renovated again :)

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Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church

Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church
The Orthodox Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Jelgava looks like a small doll house.
The church was built in 1889 in the middle of cemetery, and despite its little size, it can fit 200 parishioners.

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Night Vecrīga


Winter Vecrīga in Night.
Riga's Old Town is UNESCO World Heritage site, including Peter's Tower Church.

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Konventhof

Konventhof
Konventa sēta (Convent Yard) aka Konventhof is a quiet area in the middle of Old Town.
Formerly it was a fortified area and the residence of the Sword Brothers Brotherhood.
On the picture is the wall of the building, which has written chronicles of Konventa seta and Riga

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Grīziņkalns area

Grizinkalns area
Grīziņkalns is the name of one of the official Riga apkaimes aka neighbourhoods, which is located between Zemitani Station, Avotu iela, Artilerijas iela and Brivibas iela. It's became part of Riga in 1786.
On the picture you can see Caka iela, School #24 and Orthodox Cathedral of Holy Trinity.

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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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Bricked Ģertrūdes

Bricked Gertrudes
Like most of the Riga Center's streets, Gertrudes iela is also paved with the historical brick, which is quite annoying if you do travel with a bicycle (again criticism :))

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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Rīgas Sv. Trīsvienības evaņģēliski luteriskā baznīca (Riga Holy Trinity Evangelic Lutheran Church) is located in Sarkandaugava borough on the hill and surrounded by territories of the former cemetery.
It was built in 1878 as separate church for Lutherans living in Sarkandaugava, because before all three major confessions in Riga (Lutheran, Orthodox and Catholic) were meeting in a small wooden church, which was unacceptable for the most of the people living at that time.

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City Festival

City Festival
Rīgas svētki (Riga Festival) is always being held in the end of August each year. Tens of locations, hundreds of events and thousands of people are taking part in this huge celebration of Riga birthday.
In order to continue my own tradition, here below are some figures to describe Riga's growth.
During the last year Riga population went down from 713,016 to 709,145 people (-3,871); simple calculation proves that after 3 years Riga will have less than 700,000 residents :(
Riga district population (including cities inside) has decreased from 942,002 to 937,864 (-4,138)
And the picture of Latvia population is even worse. The huge drop is -43,325 or -1,92% of people (from 2,261,294 to 2,217,969)

Check also fireworks photos of Riga Festival 2008 and 2009.

As usually, good night photo is provided by F64.

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Brīvības bulvāris

Brivibas bulvaris
Brīvības bulvāris (Freedom boulevard) is part of the most important and busiest street in Riga - Brivibas.

All parts of Brivibas iela, from the center outwards city: Kalku iela, Brivibas iela, Brivibas bulvaris, Brivibas gatve.

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Vilande Baptist Church

Vilande Baptist Church
Rīgas baptistu Vīlandes draudze (Vilande Baptist Church) is a Christian Church located in area called Quiet Center.
The Church was built in 1887. The first public liturgy has took a place next year, in 1888.
During the Soviet times this building was home for both Baptists and Adventists, which I guess had affected Vilande Church's regulations.
Despite Vilande Church is currently affiliated with the Latvian Baptist Churches, it has notably distinct way of thinking if we compare it to St. Matthew Baptist Church.

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Jurmala Orthodox Church

Jurmala Orthodox Church
Свято-Владимирский храм в Дубулты or Pareizticīgo Sv. kņaza Vladimira Dubultu baznīca is the first Orthodox Church in Jurmala located in Dubulti and named after Vladimir I of Kiev, the Grand Prince of Rus.
The church was built in 1867 and hence it is the oldest Orthodox Church in Jurmala.

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Jelgava Orthodox Church

Jelgava Orthodox Church
Елгавский собор свв. прав. Симеона Богоприимца и Анны Пророчицы or Jelgavas Sv. Simeona un Sv. Annas pareizticīgo katedrāle is Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Jelgava town, which is located in 30 km from Riga.
Initially the church was built in 1774, but then it was expanded and its current look is the same since 1892, except Khrushchyovka building on the left side, of course :)

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