Russian Secondary School #24 was opened in 1987 on Caka iela, just next to Riga monastery. Unfrotunately I couldn't find anything special or interesting about this school, except basic data like... Official name is Рижская основная школа №24 in Russian or Rīgas 24. pamatskola in Latvian.
Transporta un sakaru institūts (Transport and Telecommunication Institute) is one of few Riga universities with the name. It is located on Lomonosova street in Maskavas Forstate. TSI was established in 1999 and it is based on the former University of Aviation (RAU)
Materiālzinātnes un lietišķās ķīmijas fakultāte (Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry) is a department of Riga Technical University, the second largest university in Riga and Latvia. Since being formed in 1862, the chemistry faculty was part of different education institutions like Riga Polytechnic Institute and then part of Latvian University. In 1990 it became part of RTU. The Rigan Wilhelm Ostwald, the Nobel prize winner, used to work in this faculty 1880s. The building itself was built in the middle of 1970s.
Rīgas Valsts 2. ģimnāzija (State Gymnasium No. 2 of Riga) is located on Krisjana Valdemara iela. The school resides in this eclectic building since it was built in 1879. School's alumni are many famous Latvians including first president of Latvia Janis Cakste.
Rīgas Valsts 1. ģimnāzija (State Gymnasium No. 1 of Riga) is the oldest school in Latvia and one of the oldest schools in the world, which is still operating. First record of existence is dated by 1211. During times the school was famous under many names, teaching in several languages and located in different places. Originally it was located next to Riga Dome and moved to current building in 1874. Nowadays it is the most prestigious educational institution among Latvian and Russian schools in Riga. Yesterday, on September 1, was the official opening of academic year aka The Knowledge Day and today is the first lessons day of new academic year.
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 :)
The building of Riga School #40 was built in 1905 in Art Nouveau architecture style as apartment building The school's history started in 1946 when it was opened under number 79. After 6 years, in 1952 it was renamed to Riga 40th School (see former 40th School). Rīgas 40. vidusskola is famous for its good education. A lot of rich children are being educated here, e.g. the son of the former Latvian Prime Minister Godmanis is studying here as well.
Пушкинский лицей or Puškina licejs is a secondary school named after Alexander Pushkin. During Soviet times it was regular school Nr 79, which was operating since 1976. In 1989 the school got a new and untypical name Lyceum and soon became one of the elite Riga schools. This school follows Russians education traditions and pupils study 6 days per week from Monday to Saturday.
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.
Discussion about blogs and blogging was held in one of faculties of Latvian University . As usually that kind of events contain a lot of demagogy and "trash", but it is always useful to visit them just because you might had miss some blogging basics before. Since today Riga Photos has twitter account. Please follow :)
Salsa became an ultra-popular leisure activity worldwide and particularly in Latvia. Tens of clubs and study groups offer relatively cheap and qualitative salsa classes in Riga. I guess nearly everyone in Riga dances or had danced Salsa, Mambo, Bachata or Reggaeton. Do you dance? :)
La Belle Epoque (more famous as French Bar) is the friendliest and the cheapest place in Riga, which is overcrowded every day except Sunday. Why? Just because it is closed on Sundays! 99% of visitors are foreigners, students and foreign students. French Bar is the best place to practice any language. Multi-cultural, free and easy atmosphere makes this place really unique for Riga. French Bar is located on Maza Monetu iela in Old town.
Mazā Monētu iela (Little Coin street) is one of the most famous streets among students in Riga. Two the most cheapest places are located here - La Belle Epoque (aka French Bar) and recently opened Celsijs. Ultra low prices in both places make the street wet from the spilled beer (literally :)). During rush hours (the middle of the night) it is impossible to get through the street. Hundreds of students, alternative people, bums and foreigners gather here. It is unique place because it is not forbidden to travel with the same glass of beer from one place to another one.
A big queue in front of University of Latvia. Now it is the only week during the year, when it is possible to apply for studies in LU. More than 6000 of people are being enrolled during 6 business days.
The monument of Johann Gottfried Herder is located next to Riga Dome, where he used to work as teacher. Young Herder spent in Riga 5 years and his first major works were written in Riga. The people didn't understood his new wave thinking, so he had to leave Riga, but not for ever. See also German school named after Herder.
BTW, name Johans Gotfrīds Herders is a good example of Latvianization. Every male name should be ended with S letter.
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