Recent years Poker is gaining a massive popularity in all parts of the world, including Riga. In some countries Poker has been recognized as sport, but in Latvia it is still gambling. Photo has been taken legally in Olympic Voodoo Casino in Hotel Latvia.
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.
Riga is getting prepared to New Year parties around the town. The mass celebration will be held in Old Town. By the way, Riga Ferris wheel will work tonight all night long! I wish you all the positive and successful New Year 2011!
It happened that Riga has no Disney Land or any other amusement park like in many other big cities. So many traveling Luna Parks are often Riga guests. Usually they are being hosted at Central Station Square or next to Elkor Plaza, like this one or another one before. Check the photo of another Amusement park, which was here, at the same place 2 years ago.
Living statues is something that I have never seen in Riga before. In fact, I'm sure that this piece of gold is foreigner, coz he had chosen really not the best place for performance. Photo has been taken in street cafe which is in place of former RTU building.
This is the former Orthodox Church Saint Peter and Saint John, which is used as concert hall nowadays. It was built in 1728 in the place of the former Swedish Lutheran Church, then it got cathedral status in 1836. During Soviet times cathedral was closed and reopened in 1987 as concert hall.
Relatively new private transport Segway is also available in Riga, for quick sightseeing for example. Segway's designer predicts that in future everybody will use it as main transport on daily basis :)
Arēna Rīga (Arena Riga) is the biggest indoor venue in Riga. The total capacity is 15,000 visitors. It was built in 2006 as main arena for Ice Hockey World Championship. Now it is permanent home for several hockey and basketball teams, including Riga Dinamo, ASK Riga, Barons LMT. It also the main arena for huge concerts and music events like Sensation White.
La Rocca is the biggest and one of the most famous night clubs in Riga. It is located on Brivibas iela. La Rocca was opened in 2000 in the building of former Operetta Theatre. In 2007 La Rocca was on fire, but since the end of 2008 La Rocca is open again. La Rocca consists of 3 dance floors Red Square, RnB Bar and Main arena with different music styles. Also it shares the same roof with Studio 69 and many other entertainment facilities. Although you can visit it for additional entrance fee. Regular LaRocca visitor's age is between 16 and 21, hence prices in bar are relatively low if we compare them to other Riga places. The main disadvantage of La Rocca is the fierce security guards and distance from other night clubs.
Updated: Larocca club is closed down. Since December 2010 club Rai is located here.
Rīgas Cirks (Riga Circus) was opened here on Merkela street in far 1888. Circus is located in the very center and this area is one of the most busiest places in Riga. Interesting fact is that Riga Circus is the only one permanent circus in all three Baltic States.
A famous heavy metal star Marilyn Manson has finally performed in Riga. On Sunday - such a blasphemer. Although rumors that he got a swine flu, Marilyn was looking fine with his new album The High End of Low.
Staro Rīga (Riga shines) is a city wide light festival in Riga started today, on 14th November. More than fifty objects are shining and making Riga lighter during these long and dark evenings. I am going to publish more photos next days of this splendid event, but for now you are welcomed to check previous festival's photos of Strūklaka, Bibliotēka, Vecrīga, Akmens tilts, Radisson, Cable Bridge.
Dailes teātris (Theater of Arts) is one of the few still working Theaters in Riga. Initially the Daile Theatre was housed in a building at Lacplesa street, but in 1977 the theatre moved to a purpose-built Soviet style structure at Brivibas street 75. How often do yo go to theater? Isn't it boring by comparison with other more modern entertainment?
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