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

New Streets - New Buildings


Nameja krastmala is one of the new streets in Riga heading from still being built Z-Towers twin skyscrapers to RISEBA University.

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Five Minutes before Sunset


The sun in the winter is like a miracle, even if you notice it for a couple of minutes before sunset.

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Back to Riga


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.

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Olaine


Olaine is a small (~13000 inhabitants) and young satellite town, which is located 10km Southwards from Riga.
Olaine could be translated from Latvian to English as Egg-ish :)

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Būtingė - Rucava Border Crossing

My second panoramic photo (please use horizontal scrollbar to see the whole picture) of the abandoned border-crossing point between Latvia and Lithuania called Būtingė - Rucava, which was visited during my trip to Nida.

This is a Latvia's exit point, therefore the last photo of this trip in this blog. Please check next photo at Klaipeda at my Vilnius' blog or go back to Liepaja

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Auto carrier


During travelling you can see a many unusual things, for example this car-carrying trailer full with vintage automobiles.
This photo was taken somewhere between Irbene and Ventspils.

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Roja Sign


Roja, a small fisherman town in Kurzeme, has the entrance road sign very similar to the one, which is in Riga.
This photo was made right after photo of mole and before Kolka.

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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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New Roads


Coming back from Vilnius to Riga I see a huge progress of new developments around the city, including this new overpass next to Z-Towers, between Zunda river and Martin Cemetery and over Daugavgrivas iela.
Does anybody know where it is possible to see the final presentation of this road completed?

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Latvian-Lithuanian Ad


You will never find any other advertisement in the world written in both Latvian and Lithuanian languages except this one, which is located 500 meters away from Latvian-Lithuanian border on Lithuania's side of Via Baltica road.
For a while I couldn't decide where to publish this photo on Riga blog or on Vilnius Photos blog.

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Zirņu sala


Zirņu sala (Pea Island) is located in Salaspils county, next to Riga Hydroelectric Power Plant and Darzini area.
It is infamous construction site of a little town, which has started in late 2000s, but never been finished.
Today it is an uninhabited zone with illuminated streets and even some built houses just next to Riga's border.
Photo of ghost town was taken by guest photographer Viktores.

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Sigulda Train


Sigulda is a beautiful satellite town, which can be reached by a Latvian sprinter train from Riga in 1 hour.

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One of popular topics in Latvia is that gasoline price is constantly growing and now it almost reached 1 LVL per 1l.
Because of such number, Statoil price looks like discounted, but it is not :)

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Border at Slokas iela


City Border at place where one of the longest Riga streets Slokas iela runs out of town.

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Baltezers


Baltezers (White Lake) is one of the prestigeous resedential areas of Riga area.
It is located in Adazi municipality on the way to Tallinn.

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Under Slavu tilts

Perspective view under Slavu tilts, which was recently rebuilt and now connects Kengarags with Plavnieki at another level ;)

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Border Stone


There are several stones in Riga marking historical borders of town.
One of them located on Jurmalas Gatve few kilometers away from current city border.

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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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Road to Vilnius from Riga


It is not a photo, but technology constantly goes forward, so I have started to experiment with videos :)
Please check my first timelapse video taken last rainy monday on the way to Vilnius from Riga.

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Queue to Jurmala


Standing in car queue to Jurmala on weekend day may take up to hour.
And that's all is because the entrance to this city is not for free.

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