Rīgas bērnu dzelzceļš (Riga Children's railway) was opened in 1956 in Mežaparks forest. It was used mainly by young railway students for education purposes, as well as attraction for children.
In 1997 the railway was closed and few years later disasembled.
See how Komjauniešu station on Children's railway was looking in 1980s:
Jugla railway station was built in 1900 on Riga-Valga railway line. Initially the station's name was Jegel, which in Livonian language means river. The post with number 7, means that it is 9,700 meters (6 miles) from Riga central station.
An optical effect called Sun Dog or Parhelion was taken on the road to the Airport. Sundog is rather commonly encountered atmospheric phenomenon, which creates two mock suns beside the real one. In Riga 3 suns can be observed in the summer evenings, when the sun is going low and slowly above the horizon. Today is Ligo, a national holiday of the Sun and devoted to the longest day and shortest night in the year.
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.
Anti-Aircraft defense base is located in Marupe. It has some strange constructions and of course radars. It was built during Soviet times in order to protect airspace over Riga and surroundings. Taking close-up pictures is forbidden because the military base is still operating.
Brīvības gatve (Freedom Highroad) is the continuation of Brivibas street, which starts at Sport's Academy, runs along Smerla forest, Jugla neighborhood and terminates at Riga's border towards Sigulda town. Before Riga's borders extension in 1935, this road was part of Vidzemes šoseja heading towards Valmiera.
This fairy tale picture was taken today in Šmerļa forest, which is between Teika and Jugla neighborhoods. Recent and frequent snow storms brought to Riga unseen amount of snow for many years. This photo is made for City Daily Monthly Theme, which is Wood. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
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.
Recently I've met one German guy, who is traveling around Eurasia on his 4-wheel bicycle. Interesting that he is going to cover 40,000km in 2 years treadling days and nights, sleeping in the forest despite freezing weather. His route is from Berlin to Hanoi making several circles around Europe. And now he is just left Latvia. Riga Guest was Marco.
Do you remember recent post Winter Road to Jūrmala?
Almost the same photo but with railway from to Jūrmala.
Railway looks more inspiring. Straight lines, far perspective :)
Updated: check similar view of the Road from Riga to Jurmala, but 5 years later.
Jurmala (Jūrmala means seaside in Latvian) is Riga satellite town and summer resort area. This is main road from Riga to Jūrmala named as Kārļa Ulmaņa gatve. Photo was taken in winter time, when my plane was coming in the land, Riga Airport :)
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