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

New Streets - New Buildings


Nameja krastmala is one of the new streets in Riga heading from still being built Z-Towers twin skyscrapers to RISEBA University.

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Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka 2014


One of the very first photos in this blog, was the picture of a place, where New Library is going to be built.
Almost 7 years has been passed, and here it is, the new Latvian National Library aka Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka.
There are still some works going on, so it is not officially open yet.
Also, there are other photographs of LNB building taken from the same spot during the 7 years.

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Daugavpils Airport


Currently the airport of Daugavpils is a simple abandoned Soviet airfield 12 km from the 2nd largest city in Latvia.
According to official information the Daugavpils airport opening is scheduled to 2013.

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Tower Building


The building of new Sea Monitoring Tower in Apšuciems, which is located at Kuplā priede camping site.
Check the previous stop in my seaside route Ragaciems and Engure Harbor.

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Rising Z-Towers


Recently continued building of Z-Towers Skyscraper is at full speed now.
Check photo of Z-Towers in Winter 2008

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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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Zaķis uz Salas


Zaķis uz Salas (Hare on Island), is the name of the conceptual artwork of a mixed-use building on Zakusala.

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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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Northern Corridor

Northern Corridor
This creative picture was found on Riga's future development website, and I couldn't resist not to publish it, because this futuristic view of Riga is so intriguing! :)
I hope Latvijas Tilti will do their job fast and without scandals like it did happen with Sothern Bridge.

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New Highway

New Highway
New Highway is being built between Ciekurkalns and Sarkandaugava.
It will be part of the future Riga Inner Ring road and together with North tunnel it will connect Riga West and East side under Daugava river.
Good example of Riga development.

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Tekstiliana

Tekstiliana building
A future prospect advertisement of Tekstiliana project in Tornakalns area. Housing estate Tekstialiana is going to be built in place of old textile mill.
BTW, the office of building owner Capitolia is located at Kugu iela 26, in the house which was renovated from bakehouse.

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Foundation Pit

Foundation Pit
Huge foundation pit of one of the buildings in Riga center.
For now, I have no idea what is going to be built between Dzirnavu and Blaumana streets.
Let's keep eye on it :)

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Fenced LNB

Fenced building of Latvian National Library
This is the next slide of more than one-year-long slideshow of building of LNB.
Watch live webcam of Library building

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LNB building is started


Unfortunately, I didn't took a shot when the foundations of Latvian National Library were laid.
But I still continue making shots from the same position as one year before.
This picture was taken around begin of October 2008.
Have a look how it was in
November 2007
January 2008
March 2008
Or all pictures of LNB Building together.

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Z-Towers Pit


Seems that to build a tall skyscraper, you have to dig a deep hole before.
Soon here will be a Z-Towers. Z-Towers it is 2 skyscrapers for different purposes.
For now here is 25-30 meters deep pit.
Actually, 4 months before here was the same pit, but not so deep :)

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Taken to Pieces


Building count in Riga is decreased by one.
Look what was here in
November 2007
January 2008
Or all pictures together.
Will see what will be next :)

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Keep Watching


Have seen post Knowledge is everything? Take a look again..
Project keep going to be realized :)
Look at National Library in March 2008.
Or all pictures together.

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Future Verticals


This is a building of two new skyscrapers in Pardaugava (Over River) neighbourhood.
They build even in night time, so very soon Riga landscape will be changed :)
Take a look at Z-Towers after 4 months.

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