Rīgas bērnu dzelzceļš (Riga Children's railway) was opened in 1956 in Mežaparks forest. It was used mainly by young railway students for education purposes, as well as attraction for children.
In 1997 the railway was closed and few years later disasembled.
See how Komjauniešu station on Children's railway was looking in 1980s:
Kristus Karaļa Romas katoļu baznīca (Christ the King Church) was completed in 1942.
The King's church was the last step of trisecting of Transfiguration Church, which was home for all three most popular confessions in Latvia - Lutherans, Orthodox and Catholics.
A building on the crossroads of Kokneses prospekts and Visbijas Prospekts was built in 1934. I've been growing up in this area and I remember that on the first floor, here was a shop with a lot of interesting stuff, today, after 20 years I discovered that it was a book store ;)
The highest density of sport venues in Riga is in Mezaparks area, next to Kisezers lake, although most of them are just training fields with no places for spectators. I guess on this picture I can count more than 20 playing fields for football, tennis, etc.
New Highway is being built between Ciekurkalns and Sarkandaugava. It will be part of the future Riga Inner Ring road and together with North tunnel it will connect Riga West and East side under Daugava river. Good example of Riga development.
Храм Преображения Господня or Kristus apskaidrošanas pareizticīgo baznīca (Orthodox Church of Transfiguration) is located on the border between Sarkandaugava and Mezaparks neighbourhoods.
Church of Transfiguration was built in 1890 in the place of former multi-religious church for Catholics (moved to King's Church in 1942), Lutherans (moved to Trinity church) and Orthodox (stayed here).
This sad monument located in Mežaparks area reminds people of brutal regime. Writing on granite stone means Deportētajiem, ceļā un svešumā mirušajiem Latvijas bērniem To deported children of Latvia died on the road and in strange lands During years 1941-1949 about 35 thousands of people were deported from Latvia as part of the procedure for carrying out of Anti-Soviet Elements.
Čiekurkalna TEC I malējais skurstenis (Ciekurkalns Power Plant Nr 1 side chimney) is one of the tallest self-standing buildings in Latvia built in 1952. The Chimney top is 120 meters, the same as Imanta Chimney.
It is impossible to show all amazing animals from Riga Zoo. Riga Zoo must be included in your Riga visiting tour as one of the most interesting Riga places which is home for more than 3000 animals (approx 500 species)
Zoodārzs (Zoo Garden or Park Zoo) is Riga Zoo located in Mežaparks area, next to Ķīšezers lake. Riga Zoo was opened in 1912. During the almost one hundred years history it had ups and downs. Nowadays Zoodarzs is one the biggest Zoos in Europe, with about 500 species.
More detailed information about animals watch in Riga Zoo post... :)
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.
There is, oops, there was just one Amusement Park in Riga borders, in Mežaparks wood. This days it is demolished and burned to clear away the place. Biggest observation wheel in Riga was taken to pieces and sold as metal scrap.
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