Pavilions of Central Market is remarkable sight of Riga since the market grand opening in 1930. The famous urban legend says that these pavilions were used as hangars for dirigibles before. In fact they were built using reinforcing steel, which were only designed for hangars, but never used so. Nowadays Riga Market is the biggest in Europe and has been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the picture are 2 of 5 market's hangars - vegetable and fish pavilion.
5 years passed since monsieur Eric Tenin started his Paris Daily Photo, the very first City Daily Photo blog. In fact I was inspired not only by Paris, but also by Brain's New York, which was started on 17 March 2006. Today's Photo is a tribute to celebrate 5 years anniversary and the theme is the Tenin Technique. Eric's photo I love PDP inspired me to use the Tenin's Technique. Do not forget to view all participants.
I have never thought that removing icicles and cleaning roofs from the snow is so important procedure. This year my flat on the last floor get flooded because of the rapidly melted ice and snow. And the insurance company says it's not their case . P.S. Check the angry guy on the most-left photo ;)
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)
Minsterejas iela (Minster street) was formed in 17th century when the bed of Ridzene river has been drained and converted into two new streets - Kaleju and Minsterejas. In 1921 Minsterejas street was renamed into Klosterbaznīcas iela (Cloister Church street) for two years, but then renamed back.
Roodey or Roadey, whatever. I hate this photo because it was taken during freezing evening when I was on Kalnciema bridge with already frozen hands, so I couldn't properly hold a camera lens cover and dropped it down there :( Now I'm shocked that such a little piece of plastic costs more than 20 EUR. UPDATED: in fact Roadex, thanks to Anonymous who pointed to a Latvian company called Roadeks.
This picture is taken in Purvciems 2 neighbourhood. Actually there is no any difference with Purvciems 3, Zepniekkalns 4 or Imanta 5. Everything is gray, similar, modest and depressing. Riga has inherited these buildings from Soviet past, which are typical for any city within Eastern Bloc.
This year's first snow was on 17th October, unfortunately I couldn't make any good picture that day. Low clouds turned Riga into gray today. During such weather Riga looks so pessimistic, I could say even Soviet :) Улица Кирова (Kirov street, nowadays Elizabetes street) together with blurred Academy of Science at the background tone up this feeling.
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