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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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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