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

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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Suvenīri


Black cat is one of the Riga symbols. I am just not sure if this is the one!

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Apavu Remonts

Apavu Remonts
I suppose here is no need for translation or explanation what kind of service you can get by visiting this shop.
A stylish yellow boot, hanging next to this wooden building on Tallinas iela, speaks for itself :)
Shoemaker is quite rare profession in developed world, although in Latvia it is still quite common to bring your old shoes to cobbler in order to repair.

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Coffee Nation

Coffee Nation
Coffee Nation is the second café chain in Riga, the competitor of Double Coffee chain.
This is one of the most expensive cafés in Riga - Coffee Nation in Riga Airport.

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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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Baltic Furniture

Baltic Furniture
Baltic Furniture 2010 is an annual exhibition, which is being held in Kipsala Expo Center.
All ideas, design, brands and furniture showcased here are made in Baltics.

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Chandelier

Chandelier
A couple months ago, when I discovered that Stone Bridge has lost its massive chandeliers, I thought that Riga mayor will replace them to some more modern lamps. Although chandeliers were just polished before City Festival, which will be held upcoming weekend.

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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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Arhitektu iela

Arhitektu iela
Arhitektu iela (Architect Street) is one of the few small streets which connect Raina blvd and Merkela st.
It carries one-way traffic towards Merkela st between Latvian University and Latvian Society.

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Student Fashion Show

Student Fashion Show
Fashion show was held yesterday evening at Riga Technical University.
More than 20 new and talented Latvian designers have been showcasing their line of clothing.
It is the last event before all of them will get a degree in design.

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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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Latvian Nokia

Latvian Nokia phone
What is Latvian Nokia? This is a new popular expression among people living in Latvia.
Sometimes Latvians compare themselves to Fins, who have much stronger economics despite very similar history, natural resources and more or less the same mentality.
State and private companies are often hope for a miracle, basically that some of their products or services will bring Latvian economics to much higher level as once Nokia did for Finland.
P.S. this is an old Soviet public telephone with dial. Quite rare thing nowadays, though.

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Vaļņu iela

valnu iela
Vaļņu iela (Wall Street) Christmas decoration is better than wings last year.
A magic cover over paving stones.

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Vērmanītis Lights

Vermanitis Lights
Light show in Vērmanītis park looks gorgeous after snow blizzard.

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Viaduct Decoration

Viaduct of Lielirbes iela and Kalnciema iela
Christmas patriotic decorations on Kalnciema viaduct symbolizing Latvian flag and riga.in design :)
This is main road to Riga Airport where from Bus 22 takes his way to Riga Central station.

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Blog Redesign

former Black design for riga.in
Finally, after two years of blogging I have changed overloaded standard blogger design for riga.in
I like black color. Black is good, but in the age of Web 2.0 smart websites are usually white :)
Screenshot of old design is posted in order to always remember how Riga Daily Photo was with Black Design.

P.S. I rearranged many things, but some layout bugs could still exist. Please feel free to point out anything that looks strange. Thank you.

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Alberta iela

Alberta iela
Alberta iela (Albert street) is one of the most famous streets and sights in Riga because of Art Nouveau style buildings.
The street itself was named after Bishop Albert from Bremen, the founder of Riga.
Each building on the street is unique peace of art, all of them were built in the beginning of 20th century.
Since then Alberta iela became the prestigious place to live or have an office.

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Bakery

Bakery club
Bakery is an untypical club/bar located on Bruninieku iela 73. Electronic music of all kinds could be heard here.
Incredible friendly atmosphere, low prices and family design makes this place looking tempting to be visited.
It seems that everybody knows each other here, but in fact almost all people came here by chance.
Bar menu is unprecedented for Riga. It includes even some drugs, which are not forbidden in Riga yet.
Just have a look at this girlish mirror with teddy bears next to toilet :)

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Imperial Design

house interior of Imperial Riga
Interior of the rich Latvian flat in the beginning of the 20th century.
Design is exhibited in the Museum of History of Latvia, which is located inside of Riga Castle.

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