Usually I don't post photos of traffic accidents, which are more than regular events in Riga. But in this case, I just curious how driving school car could get there? :) This picture was observed today on 11. Novembra krastmala during sunset.
Heavy shower flooded Riga today; the storm torn branches off the trees, so many streets, roads became blocked. Thankfully it was very short rain, hence the traffic was limited just for some hours. The picture was taken this Sunday afternoon on the exit from Riga Airport.
Thousands of flights are cancelled because of Volcanic ash over Nordic countries, including Latvia. More than 20,000 passengers get stuck in Riga airport, which is closed for all flights since yesterday evening.
Vulcan hazard experts say that ash clouds may block all flights for few weeks and will continue to affect some flights for at least several months.
Although airport officials say that air traffic will be resumed tomorrow morning, on 17th of April.
UPDATED on 17th of April afternoon: All flights are still cancelled (see date on picture)
Embassy of Poland (Ambasada Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej w Rydze) Last days a lot of people came here to lay down a funeral wreath, lit the candle and pay their respects. 12 April 2010 is announced as a national day of mourning in many countries including Latvia.
Yesterday almost a half of Riga inhabitants were without water supply, because of a catastrophic pipe leak near Brasa Railway station. Railway tracks were covered with 40cm (1,3 feet) water layer and looked more like a water channel or a small river.
For the past couple days everybody in Latvia was speaking about Meteorite smashed Latvia country near Mazsalaca, which is about 140km north from Riga. Recently it was revealed that Meteorite is a hoax made up to attract world attention to Latvia :) Yes, we have a good sense of humor :) Check also other attention getting actions: Parade of Blonde women Longest Dance Longest Run Cola and Mentos record
Suddenly this 22 years old man became a hero. His action was a cause for common talk today. In order to see the whole Riga, he climbed on top of the Vansu Tilts tower, which is 110 meters tall :) The police blocked traffic over bridge for more than 4 hours, before man agreed to come down.
September - October is the annual flood season in Riga. Sometimes floods are quite heavy like flood in 2008. But more often Riga gets lucky and only areas next to the sea get flooded for a couple of days.
I guess you would like to ask me what kind of relations are you talking about? There aren't any relations between Iran and Latvia And you will be right. I've been looking for an hour for anything that depicts something related to Latvia and Iran in one picture. All I have found is the low quality official video of accreditation Iran ambassador.
Why? Today is the extraordinary city theme day, which is devoted to the latest events in Iran and especially to my colleague who run Tehran Daily Photo. He is missing.
Crisis in Latvia triggered people to go out on the streets of Old Town in Riga. The beginning was quite okay, most of people asked to create a new parliament, change economical policy in country. Then protest turned into typical vandalism riot. P.S. "Nothing Special" is the recent answer of Finance Minister to journalist about what is happened to Latvian economy.
Now the most breaking news in Latvia is the fire of several tank cars near Ventspils town. The incident caused by collision of oil car and benzine car. It is said that 2 dead bodies already found. The flame of is as big as it can be seen from far distance.
Picture of last week Flood in Riga and followed up transport problems in Plavnieki neighbourhood. Thankfully floods and other nature disasters are not common in Riga, so this photo could be considered as really rare shot.
Tukums Airshow was held yesterday at Tukums air base. Such events are not often for Latvia, but unfortunately this one was overshadowed by small private airplane catastrophe happened just before airshow openning. One person died and seven have severe injury. Thankfully airplane crashed in some garden.
Two days ago in Riga at the intersection of Kr. Barona st. and Matisa st. two trams have hit each other. Tram number 1 was supposed to go straight ahead, but accidentally turned into the left and hit another tram (number 6) coming in the opposite direction. Maintenance crew came in several minutes and cleaned the way quickly :)
Two days back in Riga was another one big fire after La Rocca Club Fire. Top floor of building of Galerija Centrs (Shopping Center) was burning for several hours. Fire was categorized as top complexity, 17 firefighting units arrived, traffic in Old Riga was blocked, hundreds of idlers were walking around.
On day before yesterday the biggest club in Riga was La Rocca club. Saturday morning, when all visitors left the club, the roof started to fire.. Preliminary investigation discovered that the cause of the fire was a roof repair work. La Rocca club hosted about 2-3 thousands of people every weekend night, so this news touched almost all young people in Riga in less than an hour, becoming an event greater than elections of the President :) After 1 year, La Rocca open its doors again.
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