Elkor Plaza is a shopping mall located in Teika neighborhood, just next to another mall Podium. It was opened in 2006 and became one of the biggest furniture, electronics and home accessories store in Riga.
It happened that Riga has no Disney Land or any other amusement park like in many other big cities. So many traveling Luna Parks are often Riga guests. Usually they are being hosted at Central Station Square or next to Elkor Plaza, like this one or another one before. Check the photo of another Amusement park, which was here, at the same place 2 years ago.
Flea Market in Ciekurkalns area (technically in Teika) is not famous beyond its area at all, although here you can buy a lot of antique stuff and especially interesting books. Čiekurkalns market in general is also famous for its pet market, a unique place in Riga where you can trade domestic animals.
Alfa shopping center is the biggest shopping mall in Riga. It was opened in 2001 and extended in 2006. Today Alfa hosts more than 100 shops, cafes, restaurants and even cinema - Cinamon. It is named after famous electronics factory Alfa, which was located just across the street.
This fairy tale picture was taken today in Šmerļa forest, which is between Teika and Jugla neighborhoods. Recent and frequent snow storms brought to Riga unseen amount of snow for many years. This photo is made for City Daily Monthly Theme, which is Wood. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
Phoenix (also known as Fenix, Fenikss or Феникс) was the original name of RVR, the largest machine-building plant in Latvia. The factory produced electric and diesel trains, tramcars and even tanks. The first tank in the world has been assembled and tested just behind this building in 1915. The main office building is in the eclectic style and was built on Alexander Blvd in 1895. Nowadays it is the main office of Elkor company.
This night in some Riga suburbs like Airport the temperature was -27°C (-17°F), but in the center it was only -19°C (-2°F). At 9 o'clock in the morning in Teika I took this picture and it still was -21°C (-6°F). It is absolute record this winter. When it is lower than -15, the children are allowed not to go to school, so all tramways are half empty today ;) You can check weather in Riga at riga.in :)
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