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Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka 2014


One of the very first photos in this blog, was the picture of a place, where New Library is going to be built.
Almost 7 years has been passed, and here it is, the new Latvian National Library aka Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka.
There are still some works going on, so it is not officially open yet.
Also, there are other photographs of LNB building taken from the same spot during the 7 years.

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November 2010

November 2010
One of long-term projects within this blog is watching of the Latvian National Library construction site.
Check the timeline of LNB photos I took from the same position for the last 3 years.
Still 2 years to go...

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Library in Snow

Library in Snow
On Friday morning Riga was again covered with snow. Meteorologists predict that coming winter will be extremely fierce.
Check also other photos and webcams watching the building of Latvian National Library.

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Centrāla bibliotēka

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Rīgas Centrāla bibliotēka (Riga Central Library) was the first public library in Riga, and get opened in 1905.
Today it is one of few municipal libraries which are still left within Riga borders. Library resides in Soviet-type building at Brivibas iela 49/53, which is historically called Rigas Modes (Riga Fashion)
The building itself was the first structure in Latvia, which had a panoramic elevator. Check the Hoods.

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Old National Library

Old National Library
Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka (National Library of Latvia) was founded in 1919.
It was opened in the former bank's building at Krisjana Barona and Elizabetes crossroads, which was built in 1910
Nowadays the premises and not enough and the library will be moved to the new building in Autumn of 2012. Check here for the latest photos of construction works and live webcam.

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Enlightenment of Latvia

Latvina Library building
The building of Latvian National Library is not frozen despite cold weather, all protests and critical situation.
Personally I agree that we have to finish what we have started otherwise the whole project doesn't make any sense at all.

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Growing Up

LNB Building
Finally some part of the building could be seen. Can you see the red frames above the grey fence? :)
Comparing to the last photos of LNB Building, this one depicts a big step forward.

BTW, do not forget to check Webcam of National Library's building, which updates almost every second.

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Fenced LNB

Fenced building of Latvian National Library
This is the next slide of more than one-year-long slideshow of building of LNB.
Watch live webcam of Library building

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Staro Bibliotēka

Latvijas Nacionala biblioteka shadow
Shadow of the future Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka during Staro Riga event.
The building of LNB has been started just couple months ago.
In 2012 it will have the same silhouette as lasers are projecting.

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Russian Library - Monthly theme

Full Library of books
Русская Библиотека (Russian Library) is the only place in Riga where books in Russian language are in plenty.
Due the lack of room the books had been placed in organized piles. These book columns are so tall as to reach the ceiling.
No space for Bookworms, no space for new books, even no space to put my camera to take a good shot ;)
Unfortunately Russian books will not have any place in currently building National Library, because it will be Latvian one.

Русская библиотека has website, library is located at Gertrudes iela 45.

This photo is for Monthly Theme Day, which is "Books".
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LNB building is started


Unfortunately, I didn't took a shot when the foundations of Latvian National Library were laid.
But I still continue making shots from the same position as one year before.
This picture was taken around begin of October 2008.
Have a look how it was in
November 2007
January 2008
March 2008
Or all pictures of LNB Building together.

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Taken to Pieces


Building count in Riga is decreased by one.
Look what was here in
November 2007
January 2008
Or all pictures together.
Will see what will be next :)

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Keep Watching


Have seen post Knowledge is everything? Take a look again..
Project keep going to be realized :)
Look at National Library in March 2008.
Or all pictures together.

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Knowledge is everything


This is the where Latvian National Library (LNB) will be build. There is no consensus of opinions about this building. Because this project can take a lot of money from national budget.
But really, does Latvia really need in so big and nice Library? Do people living in latvia read a lot of books? I think, books already are in past.
National Library building in January 2008.
National Library building in March 2008.
Or all pictures together.

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Webcam on LNB building


Webcam on building of Latvijas Nacionala biblioteka (National Library of Latvia) from Valguma iela.
Webcam is being updated every 2 seconds.

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This webcam's archive:
LNB Building in May 2009
2009-05-30
LNB Building in January 2009
2010-01-16

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Webcam on Mūkusalas Street


Webcam over Daugava river towards building of Latvian National Library and Mukusalas street in front of it.
This webcam photo is being updated every 2 seconds.

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This webcam's archive:
Mukusala iela in May 2009
2009-05-30
Mukusala iela in January 2010
2010-01-16

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