Riga Electric Machine Building Works was organized in 1946 at the base of former Russian-French enterprise Provodnik, which was established in 1888 and was one of the major factories in Russian Empire.
The factory produces equipment for electrical trains and light railways.
Currently it is a workplace for more than a thousand employee.
I came to ghost town Irbene to make a better photo of Radiotelescope RT-32, but again I was unlucky
The antenna's site was closed, therefore I could take a photo only from remote road, which is not so good again.
Photo was taken on my way to Neringa between Kolka and Road to Ventspils.
Rīgas HES or Hidroelektrostacija (Hydroelectric Power Plant) was built in 1974 on Daugava river next to city border. Its dam holds a large amount of water behind it.
The plant serves also as bridge and connects Kekava town to Dole island, Zirnu island and Salaspils town.
1st of May is International Day of Labor, therefore I would like to focus on some of the Latvian TOP 50 companies. Latvijas Finieris (Latvian Plywood) provides job for more than 1500 workers, which is big number for Riga.
The factory was founded in 1873 as Latvijas Bērzs. It was producing wood materials for schools and households.
Materiālzinātnes un lietišķās ķīmijas fakultāte (Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry) is a department of Riga Technical University, the second largest university in Riga and Latvia. Since being formed in 1862, the chemistry faculty was part of different education institutions like Riga Polytechnic Institute and then part of Latvian University. In 1990 it became part of RTU. The Rigan Wilhelm Ostwald, the Nobel prize winner, used to work in this faculty 1880s. The building itself was built in the middle of 1970s.
Riga Diesel Engine Factory was founded in 1949 and located in the most industrial area called Sarkandaugava. The central office building was built in 1985 and represents another master piece of Soviet Architecture.
Siemens office and the brick water tower next to one of the parking lots in Riga Airport. The biggest invention of Siemens was the telegraph and in the mid of 19th century Werner von Siemens got an order from Petersburg to commute cities around Russian Empire. It was the first international order of Siemens.
Riga was one of the first cities which got direct telegraph line with Saint Petersburg thankfully to Siemens.
A couple months ago, when I discovered that Stone Bridge has lost its massive chandeliers, I thought that Riga mayor will replace them to some more modern lamps. Although chandeliers were just polished before City Festival, which will be held upcoming weekend.
In the past Salamandra club was the famous Drum and Bass and other electronic music nightclub in Riga. Salamandra was opened in 2003 in the former industrial area. Since 2008 the club is relegated to oblivion. Many electronic music artists like Future Prophecies, Pendulum and Raiden were guests DJs in Salamandra during these 5 years. I must admit that Salamandra also had reputation of the place for drug abused people.
Three lakes located in Saurieši are former quarry pits, which were used for the extraction of clay. A Knauf factory, the the biggest consumer of extract, is also located next to this former clay pit. In summer Sauriešu karjers (Saurieši Querry) is a famous resort because of very clean water. It is also favourite place of Latvian Scuba divers.
Ēku celtniecības kombināts (House-Building Combine) was built in 80s in the place of old shipyard in Ilgucimes. Typical Soviet architecture style of this office building is very similar to another Soviet masterpiece Press House.
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