Two perfectly straight lines going down beyond the horizon are Brivibas gatve aka road to Saint Petersburg and the railway of the same direction. Photo has been taken during Air Tour with Jonathan and James.
Jugla railway station was built in 1900 on Riga-Valga railway line. Initially the station's name was Jegel, which in Livonian language means river. The post with number 7, means that it is 9,700 meters (6 miles) from Riga central station.
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.
Hotel Bergi is closed down since 2008, but it looks like it is still open. From a distance of course. At some point Berģi was a popular destination for couples with a passionate desires. Despite its cheapness and remoteness here was a good restaurant with panoramic view. It is located just next to Sigulda Highway, hence it could easily take the title of the first Riga Motel.
Brīvības gatve (Freedom Highroad) is the continuation of Brivibas street, which starts at Sport's Academy, runs along Smerla forest, Jugla neighborhood and terminates at Riga's border towards Sigulda town. Before Riga's borders extension in 1935, this road was part of Vidzemes šoseja heading towards Valmiera.
This fairy tale picture was taken today in Šmerļa forest, which is between Teika and Jugla neighborhoods. Recent and frequent snow storms brought to Riga unseen amount of snow for many years. This photo is made for City Daily Monthly Theme, which is Wood. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
Latvijas Etnogrāfiskais brīvdabas muzejs (Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum) is one of the largest and the most interesting museums in Riga. The huge collection of all ethnic group households living in Latvia territory for the past thousands years. The territory of museum is almost one square kilometer, so it will take a while to see all exhibits.
Ķīšezers is the biggest lake inside of Riga borders. Ķīšezers is popular resort for walking, camping, boating, fishing and sometimes even swimming. Lake located on north-east of Riga, bordering with Mežaparks, Sarkandaugava, Vecmīlgrāvis, Jugla and other Riga suburbs.
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