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

Baltā kāpa


Baltā kāpa (White Dune) is a natural sight, which is located on Lielupe river between Varnukrogs and Priedaine

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Ski Jumping Hill


There is no ski jumping sport in Latvia, at least because there is no any built ski flying hill.
Although in the mid of 1970 there was a project to built a Ski Jumping Hill in Valmiera, but it has never finished.

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Snow Hills

Snow Hills
Snow Hills in the middle of Old Town, just right next to McDonalds, Laima Clock and Liberty Statue.

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Martin Luther Church

Martin Luther Church
Lutera evaņģēliski luteriskā baznīca (Evangelic Lutheran Church of Martin Luther) was built in 1891.
It is located on the hill in Tornakalns (literally Tower Hill) area, not very from the station.
The community of Tornakalns Lutheran church is the biggest Lutheran community in Latvia and numbers nearly 4000 members.

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Bastion Hill

Bastion Hill in winter
Bastejkalns (Bastion Hill) is snowed under. Photo is taken from Zigfrīda Annas Meierovica boulvard.

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Lāčplēša Hill

Hill on Lacplesa
Flat surface is one of Riga's hidden features. Riga is flat as a pancake and it is extremely useful for bicyclists.
This hill on Lāčplēša iela is the highest natural point in Riga center, but it is only 8 meters above sea level.
See also Riga highest natural point (24m) and absolute highest point (370m).

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Arkādijas Parks

Arkadijas Parks
Arkādijas parks (Park of Arcadia) is located in Pardagauva between Monument of Victory and Tornakalns station.
Small river Marupite purling and twisting among stone hills, lake and a couple of waterfalls make Arcadia one of the most beautiful spots in Riga.

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Massive Sledding

massive sledding in Riga parks
Sometimes in Riga, there is little or no good sledding during the winter, but not this year!
Today is again giant snowfall, as many times during last several months.

See another shot of tobogganing in Riga.

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From Dzegužkalns

view from Dzeuguzkalns hill
Winter panorama spreading from the highest natural point in Riga - Dzegužkalns hill.

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Towards Gaiziņkalns

Snowy road towards Gaizinkalns
A road sign showing distance till the highest point in Latvia - Gaiziņkalns.
Another 13 kilometers and you are king of the hill ;)

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Sunday Joy

Recreational tobogganing at Riga
Last days snowfall brought a lot of joy to children and their parents :)
Kukushka (Dzeguzkalns) is the most famous tobogganing hill in Riga as it is the highest natural point above sea level.

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Summer Park


Bastejkalns park was renovated during last winter.
So, here is the nice result of Invisible workers - artificial tiny brook coming from top of the hill, bordered by granite stones.

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Dzegužkalns


Dzegužkalns (Cuckoo's Hill) is one of the Pardaugava parks located in Ilguciems neighborhood. The park was opened in XVIII century, and it was partly built up in the place of old Jewish cemetery.
Now Cuckoo's Hill has the highest natural point above sea level in Riga area - 24 meters.
Therefore Dzeguzkalns is popular winter resort in Riga.

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Bastejkalns


Bastejkalns (Bastion Hill) is an artificial hill in the center of Riga next to Riga Canal.
Built up as defensive stand on the northeast of Old Riga, nowadays it is park, where a lot of people walk everyday.
In the beginning of 20 century it was so popular and beautiful place to walk, that doctors recommended for social elite "go for a walk to Bastion Hill for de-stress" :)
See also Bastion Hill in Winter.

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Invisible workers


Landscape on Bastejkalns (Bastion Hill) is changing.
It is easier to design parks during the winter, because much less people walking there in cold days.
Try to find 3 workers in this photo, but be careful, they are wearing camouflage! :)

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