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

Konventhof

Konventhof
Konventa sēta (Convent Yard) aka Konventhof is a quiet area in the middle of Old Town.
Formerly it was a fortified area and the residence of the Sword Brothers Brotherhood.
On the picture is the wall of the building, which has written chronicles of Konventa seta and Riga

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Ķīpsala Tunnel

Kipsala Tunnel
Ķīpsala Tunnel is connecting two parts of Kipsala island-neighborhood through Vansu Bridge.
The tunnel is city-wide famous for its rich graffiti collection. See the photo collection of tunnel graffiti.

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Regular Graffiti - Monthly Theme


Another Monthly Theme came and this time the topic is Graffiti. Again.
I couldn't find quickly any really good graffiti in Riga, so I decide to put the bad one :)
This type of graffiti is quite regular for Riga blocks, tunnels and industrial areas. This electric box is located inside of the former Phoenix factory territory.
Check previous Graffiti Theme Photo or click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

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Dobroe Utro Katja

Dobroe Utro Katja
Dobroe Utro Katja (Good Morning Katja) is a very old graffiti in Maskachka neighborhood.
It is written in Russian using Latin letters. Such way of writing Cyrillic letters is sometimes called Crazy Russian.
Interesting is that in every country Cyrillic letters are mapped to different Latin letters or numbers, for example letter Ш could be written as sch, sh, s, 6 or w

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Ты не одна

Ty ne odna
Ты не одна (You are not alone) was recently written on the roof of almost collapsed building in Kliversala area.
I guess this phrase is continue of AB Dambis writings, which are just few hundreds meters from this building.
The same color, font, style and the way to express feelings of love. I want to love somebody like he does.

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Wooden Triangle

wooden house like triangle
This architecture master piece is located on Bruninieku street in Lower Center.
Sharp roof angle could be very useful during winter. Heavy snow doesn't break the roof because it is just slip down.

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I love you

I love you Riga
Most probably these lovely romantic writings on AB Dambis are devoted to some person living at Kugu iela 26.
In the beginning there was only You are my #1, then I can't live without you appeared, and only then banal I love you was written.
These lyrics are being updated approximately each 4-6 months.
What do you think, who is more able to do such things: a man or a woman? :)

Updated: see the next writing - You are not alone.

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Zelta Zivtiņas tunelis


Zelta Zivtiņas tunelis is a pedestrian tunnel under 13. Janvara street.
Named after Zelta Zivtina (Gold Fish) mobile prepayment card, owned by TELE2.
A good mural design made this tunnel more lively and colorful, especialliy during grey autumn.

See also Swedbank tunnel.

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Makslinieki Sawienojieties


I think that the last days are numbered, when I can put the picture of this guy without telling who is him.
Makslinieki Sawienojieties means Artists unite in Latvian.
For the past months I couldn't figure out the story behind this writing and George Walker Bush portrait.

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some1


This building stands like this for at least 10 years. A great design and location, but nobody is reparing it. It could be a prestigious apartments. It is just next to Swedbank Building.

I don't know what is written on top of this going to ruin building - some1 or somer :)
But this someone did a venturesome job :)

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Riga Graffiti - Monthly theme

Latvian Graffiti
Everyday in Riga I see many tags of urban heroes shadowing them and remembered, why we write our names upon the walls, so if we grow, when we go, you'll see a piece of us.
Especially Andrejsala area in Riga became famous for its alternative look due a lot of colourful graffities.

This photo is for Monthly Theme Day, which is "Graffiti or street mural"
All other blogs participating in this theme day:
Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, Aliso Viejo (CA), USA by Rodney, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Guntur Purwanto, Baziege, France by PaB, Belgrade, Serbia by BgdPic, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Boston (MA), USA by Fenix, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Bucaramanga, Colombia by Fernando, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chicago (IL), USA by b.c., Chicago (IL), USA by U R us, Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Clearwater (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Clearwater Beach (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Cologne, Germany by April11, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Detroit (MI), USA by Taittems, Dunedin (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, Evry, France by Olivier, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Guelph, Canada by Pat, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Inverness (IL), USA by Neva, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Joplin (MO), USA by Victoria, Juneau (AK), USA by Gwyn, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Le Guilvinec, France by ds2944, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lisbon, Portugal by Jsaltao, Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Mainz, Germany by JB, Maple Ridge, Canada by Susan, Mazatlan, Mexico by Kate, Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo, Melbourne, Australia by John, Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico, Mexico by Poly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Montreal, Canada by Douber, Moscow, Russia by Irina, Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia, Mumbai, India by MumbaiIteanu, Naples (FL), USA by Isabella, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK by Cassie & Chris, Niamey, Niger by Dinabee, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Nottingham, UK by Gail's Man, Ocean Township (NJ), USA by Josy, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Pilisvorosvar, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Port Elizabeth, South Africa by Sam, Port Vila, Vanuatu by Mblamo, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Quincy (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Radonvilliers, France by Deslilas, Riga, Latvia by Prokur, Rome, Italy by Giovanni, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Saarbrucken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation by Lark, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Diego (CA), USA by Zentmrs, Santa Fe (NM), USA by Randem, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setubal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Silver Spring (MD), USA by John, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, St Francis, South Africa by Sam, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Szekesfehervar, Hungary by Teomo, Terre Haute (IN), USA by Zann, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torun, Poland by Torun Observer, Toulouse, France by Julia, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Wroclaw, Poland by Loompi, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn

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Andrejsala

Andrejsala
Andrejsala (Andrew's Island) is a neighborhood in Riga next to Center and Petersala.
Andrejsala always was a harbour and industrial area of Riga.
Nowadays here gather a lot of alternative young people.
This area is very famous for its graffiti walls :)

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Hanza Tunnel


This is composition of graffiti from Hanza tunnel, which is located under Kipsala island, next to Hansa Building :)
In the beginning it was very nice place, decorated with graffities.
But then after come some vandals.
Actually they was other graffiti artist, but who wasn't invited to decorate this tunnel (for reward of course). So they was upset and started to damage graffities with some stupid slogans like:
  • Graffiti isn't art for money
  • Unnatural graffiti culture
  • ..and so on..
They are just jealous.

See also Gold Fish Tunnel.

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Rising Urban Star


After my competitor's post named Faro, I began to notice in Riga FARO or FA 200 unique graffities throughout the small Riga.
Respect! :)

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