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

Two Bridges


Two parallel railway bridges over Jugla river in Riga's one of the most Eastern neighborhoods Jugla.

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RER Factory


Riga Electric Machine Building Works was organized in 1946 at the base of former Russian-French enterprise Provodnik, which was established in 1888 and was one of the major factories in Russian Empire.
The factory produces equipment for electrical trains and light railways.
Currently it is a workplace for more than a thousand employee.

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Kipsala Beach

Kipsala Beach
Kipsala Beach was opened for swimming this year. It's located between Cable Bridge and newly created yacht park.
The summer is ending, so don't miss the last chance to enjoy the most urban beach in Latvia :)

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Riga 2013


According to my own tradition, every August, when Riga celebrates its birthday, I do collect stats about Riga's population to see how well the city lives.
In my understanding, the population is the main factor of economic and cultural activity of the cities.
So, please check below the statistics for the recent 3 years and the most recent change:

Region201320122011Diff from
12 to 13
Riga City696,618699,203706,413-0.37%
Riga Metro1,018,2951,081,1371,098,523-5.81%
Latvia2,041,7632,217,0532,245,357-7.91%

As long as I publish those stats I see decrease in Riga's population and it seems that there are no plans or support by government to inverse that trend.

Photo of Fireworks at Riga Festival in 2013 by Andris Jenerts
Check also photos of Riga 2012, Riga Festival in 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008.

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Frozen Bay


The view of Agenskalna licis (Agenskalns Bay) is one of the most famous place for winter fishing.

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Riga 2012


Sad news, Riga became 1 year older and since today Riga is 811 years old officially.
Although this year City Festival was celebrating 730 years since Riga joined Hanseatic League.
Why this is sad news? 1 year ago I've been forecasting that Riga's population will go under 700,000 in a few years, but it happened earlier.
Here below are statistics and changes:

Region20122011Change
Riga699,203706,413-1.02%
Riga Metro1,081,1371,098,523-1.58%
Latvia2,217,0532,245,357-1.26%


Check also photos of Riga Festival in 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008. Statistics of Riga in 2005.

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Pāvilosta Panorama

Pāvilosta is a small coastline town in Kurzeme, which can visited on the way between Ventspils and Liepaja.
Please use scrollbar above to see the whole panoramic photo of beach, river Saka and port.

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Ventspils Ferries


Ventspils is the largest port of Latvia, which is located 185km (115mi) Northwest from Riga.
Many regular ferries are departing from here to different regions of Baltic Sea, e.g to Germany, Russia, Sweden.
This picture of Transeuropa and Watling Street was made on my trip to Nida between P124 road and Pavilosta

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Mērsrags


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

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Liepāja ship


Recently renovated touristic ship Liepāja is one of 3 Soviet river boats in Riga. Other two are Vecrīga and Jūrmala.

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HES


Rīgas HES or Hidroelektrostacija (Hydroelectric Power Plant) was built in 1974 on Daugava river next to city border. Its dam holds a large amount of water behind it.
The plant serves also as bridge and connects Kekava town to Dole island, Zirnu island and Salaspils town.

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Baltā kāpa


Baltā kāpa (White Dune) is a natural sight, which is located on Lielupe river between Varnukrogs and Priedaine

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Buļļu River


Buļļu is a small navigable river, which flows between Daugava and Lielupe splitting Daugavgriva island from Riga.

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Mazā Daugava


Mazā Daugava as seen from Kayak and Canoe sport base Rīdzene towards sunset at North-West.

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Central Yacht Club


Rīgas centrālais jahtklubs (Central Yacht Club) was founded during Soviet Latvia's times in 1961.
Yacht Club is located in cove of Bolderaja's Loču channel, which links Bullu and Daugava rivers.

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Lielupe Mouth


Lielupe is one the greatest rivers in Latvia.
It starts near Bauska, flows through Jelgava and then twists between Riga and Jurmala before flows into Riga Bay.

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Viesnīca Shark


The third extraordinary building design from Any Mann. (Viesnīca in Latvian means Hotel)
The Shark Hotel in the middle of Daugava River between Stone and Cable bridges.
How much would you pay for staying in Riga Hotel with such design?

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Zaķis uz Salas


Zaķis uz Salas (Hare on Island), is the name of the conceptual artwork of a mixed-use building on Zakusala.

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Warships


Today is the last chance to see Latvian (yes, they exist!) and other EU warships anchored in Passenger Port.
Military ships arrived to Riga because of training exercises happening in Irbe strait.

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Northern Corridor

Northern Corridor
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.

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