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:
Riga is changing as every living creature does and so do I. After many months of wandering around the world I am coming back to Riga.
Brand new photos taken with brand new camera and new untold short stories about Riga are on its way.
On the picture is the same railroad from to Jurmala to Riga, but this photo is taken 5 years later.
Railway station is one of the few points worth to see in Priedaine (another one is White Dune)
Priedaine is located on right coast of Lielupe river and it is the most closest Jurmala's neighborhood from Riga.
This photo is the beginning of my road story to Lithuania via coastline. Next stop is cafe in Jaunkemeri
Zemitānu tilts is a bridge connecting Center and Purvciems over Zemitanu Railway Station. It was opened in 1985 under the name of Soviet communist Otomārs Oškalns. Although since 1991 it is holding the current name of the small Latvian village next to Lithuanian border. According Riga development plan Oškalnu tilts was supposed to have tramways, but it is still not realised.
I have to announce that I'm also leaving Riga in two weeks and most probably I will discontinue to publish new photos on daily basis very soon. Therefore I kindly ask you, my visitors, maybe somebody has willingness to take and publish pictures of Riga instead of me? If so, please contact me.
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.
Jugla railway station was built in 1900 on Riga-Valga railway line. Initially the station's name was Jegel, which in Livonian language means river. The post with number 7, means that it is 9,700 meters (6 miles) from Riga central station.
Рижский вокзал (Riga Railway Terminal) is one of 9 railway stations in Moscow. It is terminal station of Train Riga - Moscow, and hence it is directly connected with Riga Central Station :) There are not too many objects outside of Latvia, which contain word Riga in its name, so I guess I have good chances to cover them all in this blog as well :)
Dubulti Stacija (Dubulti Station) is one of the stops on the Riga - Sloka railway, originally opened in 1877. The current building was built by Soviet architects in 1977. The station shape reminds a high wave.
Yesterday almost a half of Riga inhabitants were without water supply, because of a catastrophic pipe leak near Brasa Railway station. Railway tracks were covered with 40cm (1,3 feet) water layer and looked more like a water channel or a small river.
Es tevi atkal gaidīšu te↓ (I will again wait for you here) - is the content of the massive message written with soil on the snowy track bench, which is next to 13 Janvara street. Check also other lovely messages: "I love you" and "You are not alone"
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