Temporary Riga photos are being published not in a regular manner due to blog author has moved to Vilnius.

Police Officer


Since a couple of years it is illegal to drive through Dome Square, but many drivers still don't know it and get caught by police, which always is very helpful and show you the right direction, especially if you are sitting behind the wheel of the new expensive car.

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Waiting - Monthly theme

Waiting for transport
A people waiting for a transport at bus stop near Agenskalns Market.
Spontaneous picture was made by guest candid photographer A. Garbuzar.
This photo published for Monthly theme, which is Waiting. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

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Bus Interior

A lot of people will consider this photo more than stupid, but I think it perfectly depicts some part of Riga daily life.
Half empty bus Nr 3 with passengers.
See also Interior of Tram.

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University Queue

Queue of Prefroshes
A big queue in front of University of Latvia.
Now it is the only week during the year, when it is possible to apply for studies in LU.
More than 6000 of people are being enrolled during 6 business days.

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Akmens Tilts

Akmens tilts
Akmens tilts (Stone Bridge) is full of cars during rush hour. This is the only Riga bridge where runs Tramway traffic
The Bridge was built in the place of old wooden bridge in 1953, which was called Zemgalu tilts.
The spike in the middle is the tallest church in Riga Pētera baznīca.

See also other pictures of Akmens Tilts in the night, during Christmas and during Staro Riga event.

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Muzeju Nakts 2009

Muzeju nakts 2009
Muzeju nakts (Museum Night) is annual international event, which is being held in many cities worldwide.
Riga is taking part in this event several years in a row. Tens of museums and galleries keep their doors open for one night.
Tens of thousands people pour out into the city and night Riga looks very lively.
I've visited several quite alternative museums during the night and all of them were boring nearly tasteless.
Which is your favourite museum in Riga, or which would you recommend to visit?

See also photo from last year museum night in Riga.

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Ozols

Ozols in Tramway
Ģirts Rozentāls aka Ozols is the most famous rapper in Latvia and, I guess, the most successful.
Ozols quickly gained popularity in 1999 with his rap song about Zolik. During his artist carrier he won several Latvian music awards. Nowadays Girts Rozentals owns several shops and works as DJ in Essential Club.
Today I couldn't believed my eyes, when I saw Ozols in tram together with his unknown friend, but I would like to help him to make his name taste like ass :)

Listen some songs of Ozols.

See also the similar photo of Nark in tram.

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Passioned Cleaner

cleaner on top of the entrance
Passioned cleaner brooming the top of the entrance was caught in early morning in Purvciems
Actually, there is no access to this small roof, except small window.

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Spam

Junk mail in post boxes
How much of spam do you get daily in your post box?
By the way, flats in Latvia are being numbered, unlike as in many other countries, where the surname of flat tenant is being written on top of postbox.
Surnames in Latvia are being considered as quite private information. No one likes to make it public.

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Extreme Fishing

Extreme Fishing in winter
Last days is so freezing cold in Riga that even Ice fishermen wear special plastic bag to keep warm air inside :)
Picture has been taken on Agenskalna licis, on the background are Trinity Church and some1 building.

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Zelta Zivtiņa Tramway

Zelta Zivtina Tramvajs
The mobile prepayment card Zelta Zivtiņa has very good and nice promotion policy.
Books on the shelves, loud speakers, curtains, soft chairs and other interior elements can be found in tramway designed as living flat.
See another way of sponsoring Zelta Zivtina tunnel
If you like this photo, then check also Bus Interior photo.

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Radio iela Stop

Stacijas Laukums tramway stop
Stacijas Laukums (Central Station square) tramway stop, which actually is located on Radio iela (Radio street).
It was working day morning and the people were waiting for arriving tram Nr 6.

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Richmond

Richmond under construction
People are waiting for the tramway at Merkela iela stop.
After the whole year Richmond shop is still under construction..

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Zelta Zivtiņas tunelis


Zelta Zivtiņas tunelis is a pedestrian tunnel under 13. Janvara street.
Named after Zelta Zivtina (Gold Fish) mobile prepayment card, owned by TELE2.
A good mural design made this tunnel more lively and colorful, especialliy during grey autumn.

See also Swedbank tunnel.

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Anniversary


I nearly forgot about first anniversary of Riga Daily Photo blog :)
One year ago I revived already dead blog about Riga from scratch. And till now I am keeping it in a good order ;)
A lot of pictures were published here, and even more were taken. And it is impossible to calculate how many man-hours were spent for this brainchild :)
But only because of running this blog, I get know much better my city, have discovered hundreds of small and big facts about Riga. Finally, I've improved my English :)

This picture was taken during Riga City Festival 2008, when Riga has celebrated its 810th birthday ;)

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How much for South Osetia?


In addition to How much for Georgia. This banner was overwritten with South Osetia (South Ossetia in English sources)
This Riga life scene is next to Central Station.

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Grecinieku iela Stop


Tram stop at Grecenieku iela.
Life scene: Girl is looking at time schedule while talking on the phone :)

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Lielā talka


Lielā talka (A Big Subbotnik) was held in Latvia yesterday.
Liela talka is a day of voluenteer work organized for cleaning nature of garbage. This subbotnik was devoted to the 90 anniversary of the Latvia Independence.
President and Prime Minister collected garbage among tens thousands of people as well, showing a good example for everybody.

See also: Gaismas tilti
Guest photographer: f64

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Origo Clock


One of the most important Riga meeting points is below this Origo Clock or Origo Tower.
Romantic meetings, business meetings, but mostly buying and selling things are happening around this place every minute.
This place is very popular among Riga visitors because of this location - next to Central Railway Station.

See also Laima Tower Clock.
Another post about this Origo Clock.

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Industrial Barbecue


Passing some auto service (motor vehicle service) in VEF industrial area, I caught the smell of cooking barbecue.
Have a nice lunch :)
See also barbeque on the beach.

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