The harbour in a small fisherman town Mērsrags, which is located on the coast of Riga's gulf.
This is an experiment work created by stitching many small photos by Hugin software into single panoramic photo.
Check for previous stop in Engure or continue to Rojas mols
This creative picture was found on Riga's future development website, and I couldn't resist not to publish it, because this futuristic view of Riga is so intriguing! :)
I hope Latvijas Tilti will do their job fast and without scandals like it did happen with Sothern Bridge.
Purvciems (Marsh Ville) aka Purchik is the most populous neighborhood in Riga. 62,000 people live in Purvciems, which became part of Riga only in 1935. Although sovietization began in early 1970s. Minsk and Mebelu Nams are the best known reference points in Purvciems. Picture has been taken during Airplane Tour over Riga.
Two perfectly straight lines going down beyond the horizon are Brivibas gatve aka road to Saint Petersburg and the railway of the same direction. Photo has been taken during Air Tour with Jonathan and James.
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The shortest night in Riga is on 23/24 of June, which lasts about 4 hours only. And by the middle of June there is almost no darkness anymore. These two photos were taken at yesterday evening at 22:00 and today at 5:00 in the morning on Anniņmuižas bulvāris, which is one of the most urbanized streets in Riga.
Panorama Plaza I, II, not finished III and the shopping mall is an elite real estate project in Riga. The 1st tower was built in 2006 and it is 99 meters (325 feet) tall. The 2nd tower is 114 meters tall. It became the tallest apartment building in Latvia when it was finished in 2008. The 3rd tower construction is on hold now because of the credit crunch. It is planned to continue erection in 2015.
Brīvības gatve (Freedom Highroad) is the continuation of Brivibas street, which starts at Sport's Academy, runs along Smerla forest, Jugla neighborhood and terminates at Riga's border towards Sigulda town. Before Riga's borders extension in 1935, this road was part of Vidzemes šoseja heading towards Valmiera.
It is another nice photo taken from Swedbank office during Riga Smog in the end of January. On the photo it is clearly visible that smog was at level of 50 meters, basically the middle of Shroud Bridge
About one and a half year ago I have already took a picture of panoramic view from VEF Tower. In fact, there are no changes in Riga since then, I mean no new buildings were built, so the photo is almost the same, just a little bit more wider. Horizon line from leftmost Science Academy till rightmost Rietumu Banka building is about 2.5 km (1.6 mi)
Šķirotava (Classification yard) is a freight train station found at Kengarags, used to separate railroad cars on to one of several tracks. An areal photo of huge industrial facility was found at Central Station photo exhibition. Latvian Railway celebrates 90 years anniversary this year. See such views on your own during Riga aircraft tours
Riga at twilight, or technically at late sunset. The moon and the sun could be often observed at the same time in Riga. Interesting, if it is possible to take picture with both of them in the single frame not using special lens.
The part of Riga, where Daugava river flows into Baltic Sea, is heavily industrialized by ship yards, silos and warehouses. One of such neighborhoods is called Voleri. The Southern part of Voleri, the peninsula Krievu Sala (Russian Island) is depicted on this picture.
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.
Pētersala (Peter's Island) is one of the neighborhoods adjoining with Riga Center, making it quite prestigious to live in. The name is in honor of the Tsar Peter the Great, who expanded the city in 18th century including this territories. In the past this area was full of small rivers and canals, but in the 19 century all of them were dried. Petersala together with Andrejsala are forming one of the 59 Riga subdivisions
Tonight is the Midsummer night, which locally called as Ligo or Jani in Latvia. Midsummer is remarkable because it has the shortest night in a year, which lasts for about 4 hours only. Due Riga high latitude, there is no absolutely black nights during the middle of the summer. This picture is taken towards North pole at 1:30 o'clock in the night
AB Dambis (AB Bank) was built to separate Daugava river from dockyard more than 100 years ago. It is a narrow 550 meters long strip, which is used as walking or running place nowadays. Most of Riga Russians called this building as Коса (Kosa / spit)
Zaķusala (Hare Island) is the land strip washed by Daugava river in the middle of Riga. In the past Zakusala island was split into two smaller islands, which both were densely populated. Here were a lot living houses, shops, warehouses and even an hotel. Nowadays Zakusala is home for Radio and TV facilities like TV Tower and TV Center (at the background). The name of the island comes from population of hares which can be found here. By the way, foxes can be found as well :)
There is no such term as Riga Lower Center, but I guess it is quite good nickname for the area between Caka iela and Railway line Riga - Saulkrasti. Geographically this area is in the center of Riga, but
Real estate prices here are much lower, than is other center parts of Riga
Buildings here are quite low, not higher than 5-6 storeys
Maskavas forštate is one of the biggest areas in Riga covering several neighborhoods under one name. Soviet Kengarags is in the far end. And poor Maskachka is at the foreground of this panorama taken from Science academy
Daugava, the main river in Riga, got released from the ice, so the spring 2009 is officially came! By the way, Meteorologists generally define the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere as March 21.
Photo has been taken from Peter's Church and favours go to Miriam@Reznas.
Railway Bridge over frozen Daugava river. Skyscrapers buildings of Panorama Plaza at the background are disturbing Pardaugava's flat panorama. By the way, this view was used in the movie Escape from City 17, the creation of movie was inspired by Half-Life game. Guest Photographer: Vlad
A perfect example of winter night in city and its colors, like blue and violet. Indigo is a color, placed exactly in the middle of blue and violet on the electromagnetic spectrum. TV Tower and TV Center are high spots of this picture.
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