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 :)
A building on the crossroads of Kokneses prospekts and Visbijas Prospekts was built in 1934. I've been growing up in this area and I remember that on the first floor, here was a shop with a lot of interesting stuff, today, after 20 years I discovered that it was a book store ;)
Rīgas Sv. Trīsvienības evaņģēliski luteriskā baznīca (Riga Holy Trinity Evangelic Lutheran Church) is located in Sarkandaugava borough on the hill and surrounded by territories of the former cemetery. It was built in 1878 as separate church for Lutherans living in Sarkandaugava, because before all three major confessions in Riga (Lutheran, Orthodox and Catholic) were meeting in a small wooden church, which was unacceptable for the most of the people living at that time.
Drinking at friday evening must start at work.. oops.. I mean in the bar :)
One of the best bar in old town for shot drinking is Shot Cafe. Here in menu you can find any shot you know :)
Although I must admit that this Shot bar is not the cheapest in town.
Vakarbuļļu peldvieta (Vakarbulli Bathing site) is the only premium beach within Riga borders.
Beach has got green flag status, which signify of clean water. Also here is a secure car parking, special places for disabled people and children. It is located in one of the most remote Riga parts called Buļļi (Bulls)
Three lakes located in Saurieši are former quarry pits, which were used for the extraction of clay. A Knauf factory, the the biggest consumer of extract, is also located next to this former clay pit. In summer Sauriešu karjers (Saurieši Querry) is a famous resort because of very clean water. It is also favourite place of Latvian Scuba divers.
In the summer Riga looks like any other Western European city. A lot of local people go out, happy tourists are visiting town, brasserie are open in the center :) This Summer Terrace is next to one of the many Steiku Haoss restaurants in Riga.
Reflection of water is making an optical illusion of continuous basin depicted on this photo. In fact here are 2 water bodies; a pool next to Swedbank and Daugava river, which flows on different level. This picture is participating in Monthly Theme Day Reflections. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
Somebody may think that Latvians are obsessed with Christmas, because we are already counting the days left till the New Year. The big reason to expect Christmas and New Year eve is the celebration of 500 years since First Christmas tree was placed in Riga. 152 days are left till the fifth centenary of Christmas tree, which is already installed in Old Town. See photo of counter in winter.
Bolderaja Beach is closer to Riga center and has the same landscape as beaches in Jurmala, but it isn't so popular. The beach is technically located in Daugavgriva area, which entirely was a military base, therefore this zone has no any resort infrastructure at all.
An optical effect called Sun Dog or Parhelion was taken on the road to the Airport. Sundog is rather commonly encountered atmospheric phenomenon, which creates two mock suns beside the real one. In Riga 3 suns can be observed in the summer evenings, when the sun is going low and slowly above the horizon. Today is Ligo, a national holiday of the Sun and devoted to the longest day and shortest night in the year.
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