Kipsala Beach was opened for swimming this year. It's located between Cable Bridge and newly created yacht park.
The summer is ending, so don't miss the last chance to enjoy the most urban beach in Latvia :)
Coming back from Vilnius to Riga I see a huge progress of new developments around the city, including this new overpass next to Z-Towers, between Zunda river and Martin Cemetery and over Daugavgrivas iela.
Does anybody know where it is possible to see the final presentation of this road completed?
Ķīpsala Tunnel is connecting two parts of Kipsala island-neighborhood through Vansu Bridge. The tunnel is city-wide famous for its rich graffiti collection. See the photo collection of tunnel graffiti.
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.
Reflection of water is making an optical illusion of continuous basin depicted on this photo. In fact here are 2 water bodies; a pool next to Swedbank and Daugava river, which flows on different level. This picture is participating in Monthly Theme Day Reflections. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
Exhibition Erots 2010 is being held this weekend at Kipsala hall. Erots stands for sex shops, tattoos and piercings artists, live performance by pornostars and everything else related to erotics. It is said that Erots is the only regular Erotic Exhibition in Baltic States. In fact there is nothing special, so if you have missed Erots, then you can always go to Amsterdam any day and the experience there will be much better :)
Rīgas torņu skaitītājs (Riga's Towers Counter) is relatively new bronze monument next to Swedbank building. The bronze man is sitting on the grass and counts innumerable Riga towers. This sculpture is made as a gift to Riga by donations of Swedbank clients; sculpted by Olga; Shilova; photographed by Mike.
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.
1st September is the symbol of the beginning of the student life. Another popular symbol of student life is kojas (dorms) Each window of this Soviet built building belongs to separate room, which fits four students. Dormitory of RTU is located on Kipsala island.
Fabrikas restorāns (Factory Restaurant) is a fancy place to spend candle evening. Restaurant delivers its name from the former gypsum factory located in the same building before. Now everyday live music, calm atmosphere makes this place unique for Riga.
Remember those burglars which were crawling like spiders on the Press' building? They had been putting banner of extremely right-wing party TB/LNNK with slogan Atbalsti savējos (Support yours) [Un]fortunately huge sheet was blown to tatters, just after several hours they put it :) I personally don't like neither extremely right nor extremely left wing political parties. Also, check TB/LNNK quite funny provocative video (with Russian subtitles)
Mobile Aerodium in Riga next to Olympia Center in Kipsala. The price of a short two minute flight is 18 Ls (25 EUR) which, I guess, is slightly expensive. Have you tried Aerudium? How good it is? :) check another Aerodium in Sigulda.
Don't panic! Nobody lives in this skyscraper. It is former Riga Press House. For the last 5 years this building is in the queue for demolition, so I have no idea what these people are doing there. But for sure it is not a window cleaning team.
Swedbank main office building in Riga is the tallest skyscraper in Latvia. Actually, the building name is Saules Akmens, which literally means Stone of the Sun. Saules Akmens had been built in 2004, and at that time it was residence of Hansabanka, which had been bought to and renamed to Swedbank in the end of 2008.
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