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

Tall Ships' Races


Tall Ships in Riga are busy all day... and all night

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Pāvilosta Panorama

Pāvilosta is a small coastline town in Kurzeme, which can visited on the way between Ventspils and Liepaja.
Please use scrollbar above to see the whole panoramic photo of beach, river Saka and port.

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Ventspils Ferries


Ventspils is the largest port of Latvia, which is located 185km (115mi) Northwest from Riga.
Many regular ferries are departing from here to different regions of Baltic Sea, e.g to Germany, Russia, Sweden.
This picture of Transeuropa and Watling Street was made on my trip to Nida between P124 road and Pavilosta

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Mole


Moles aka breakwaters are very common structures seen on Latvian coast (e.g. Riga's Mole) and almost all of them are quite romantic, but sometimes dangerous place for promenade.
This one was photographed in Roja on my way from Mersrags to Roja's exit and entrance sign

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Mērsrags


The harbour in a small fisherman town Mērsrags, which is located on the coast of Riga's gulf.
This is an experiment work created by stitching many small photos by Hugin software into single panoramic photo.
Check for previous stop in Engure or continue to Rojas mols

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Floating House


Floating Dock, which is moored in Engure's port, is a 2 deck barge suitable for living.
This photo was made during my coastal ride between Apšuciems and Mersrags

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Central Yacht Club


Rīgas centrālais jahtklubs (Central Yacht Club) was founded during Soviet Latvia's times in 1961.
Yacht Club is located in cove of Bolderaja's Loču channel, which links Bullu and Daugava rivers.

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Cranes


Nothing is so interesting to watch as other people work :) Cranes in Riga Coal Port are working 24/7

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First Dacha

First Dacha
Club First Dacha or simply First Club is one of the most prestigious nightlife places in Riga.
It is located in Andrejsala harbour, which is quite remote area from all other party places in Riga, hence here are no random visitors, if you don't have a yacht, of course :)
I couldn't take a good picture during the night, therefore here is the morning after dark.

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Pasažieru Osta - 1000th Photo

Pasazieru Osta
2,5 years ago Riga Daily Photo was started with the picture of Vana Tallinn ferry departing from Riga Harbour. 500th post was marked with photo of another ferry - Regina Baltica.
I didn't want to break the tradition, so the second anniversary was with photo of Festival taking the Sea.
Now it's time to expose Rīgas pasažieru osta (Riga Passenger Terminal) itself and the reason is that this picture is the 1000th photo!

Just imagine, 1000 photos of Riga! Riga Daily Photo is my longest hobby ever, which is still making me happy :)
Although difficult times came and I don't have a good camera anymore, hence I have to take pictures with a low-end old digital camera. So if you like this blog, please support it by making a small donation for a new camera.
Thanks anyway, my beloved visitors and readers :)

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Alster

Alster
Alster A50, intelligence ship of the German Navy, is moored in Riga Harbour last couple of days.

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Ferry to Stockholm

Ferry to Stockholm
Both ferries MS Romantika and MS Silja Festival are on regular daily service between Latvia and Sweden.
The prices are relatively cheap, so Stockholm becoming a very popular weekend destinations for many Latvians.

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EF Dambis

Old embankment
EF Dambis (EF Bank) is a made-up name for overgrown strip in Daugava by analogy with AB Dambis. This is the third bank on Daugava river towards the sea.
Raft cafe is part of Fabrikas Restorans, the fancy restaurant in Kipsala.

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Pētersala

Petersala
Pētersala (Peter's Island) is one of the neighborhoods adjoining with Riga Center, making it quite prestigious to live in.
The name is in honor of the Tsar Peter the Great, who expanded the city in 18th century including this territories.
In the past this area was full of small rivers and canals, but in the 19 century all of them were dried.
Petersala together with Andrejsala are forming one of the 59 Riga subdivisions

Guest aerophotographer: leegenda.
Take the same photos - Riga trip by airplane

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AB Dambis

AB Dambis
AB Dambis (AB Bank) was built to separate Daugava river from dockyard more than 100 years ago.
It is a narrow 550 meters long strip, which is used as walking or running place nowadays.
Most of Riga Russians called this building as Коса (Kosa / spit)

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Container Port


Riga Container Port is on of the biggest on Baltic Sea.
Every year about 200000 containers are being passed through this facility.
Cargo harbour located in special Riga zone named Osta (Port), but in fact it is Sarkandaugava neighbourhood.

See also Riga Coal Port, which is located just next to container docks.

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Old Grain Silo

Old Grain Silo
Old Grain Silo building located on Andrejasala coast, which is area of old harbour.
This silo was commonly used for food products bulk storage in the beginning of 20th century, but nowadays it is ghost building.

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Flotilla


Small warship fleet came to Riga harbour last week.
Doesn't anbody know where are they from and why are they in Latvia? :)

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Silja Line


Yesterday Silja Line ferry was visiting Riga during its Baltic Sea Capitals cruise.

See also Deutschland vessel at sunset.

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Daugava Sunset


Sunset at Riga Harbour.
Photo has been taken from Vansu tilts yesterday.

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