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

Where to Watch Football in Riga


FIFA Football World Cup 2014 is going to start in a few days, unfortunately Latvian Natiaonal team haven't managed to get into final part, which will take place in Brazil.
Likely almost every of us, Latvians, has another or two favourite team :)
Personally, I like to watch football with friends in shot bar Spot Kafe. Spot is a good place in Old town with few large TVs always showing sport games.

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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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TV Column

TV Column
A new TV Tower in Riga, now in center :)

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Modes Brokastis

Modes Mrokastis
Last weekend walking in Galerija Centrs shopping mall, I was a witness of the real TV show recording.
Maybe they got kicked out from their studio because of extremely beardly guest? :)

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EHR & LNT

EHR & LNT
This modern Soviet Building is the headquarter of two extremely popular Latvian media channels European Hits Radio and Latvijas Neatkarīga Televīzija (Latvian iNdependent Television)
The building itself is built in 1986 on Elijas iela 17, Maskachka in Soviet Avant-garde architecture style.

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Zaķusala

Riga Zakusala island overview
Zaķusala (Hare Island) is the land strip washed by Daugava river in the middle of Riga.
In the past Zakusala island was split into two smaller islands, which both were densely populated. Here were a lot living houses, shops, warehouses and even an hotel.
Nowadays Zakusala is home for Radio and TV facilities like TV Tower and TV Center (at the background).
The name of the island comes from population of hares which can be found here. By the way, foxes can be found as well :)

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Tower

Riga TV Tower
The tallest structure in European Union is Riga TV Tower. Its height is almost 370 meters.
Observation deck is 97 meters above ground level or 104 meters above sea level, so if the weather is fair enough you can easily see the Baltic Sea and the cargo ships sailing in it.
The express elevators Otis bring you on top in less than one minute just for 2,50 Latvian Lats (3 EUR)

Another picture of Riga tower.

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TV Center Antenna

Satellite antenna
Giant parabolic dish can be found behind Latvian TV center
See also Latvian TV Tower, which is just several hundred meters from TV Center.

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Agenskalna Tornis

Agenskalna tornis
TV and Radio tower in Agenskalns (Agenskalna Tornis) neighborhood was built in 1955.
Tower was transmitting first TV shows for left side of Riga, which is called Pardaugava.
Its height is 110 meters and it was twin of Tower on Radio iela.

See also current TV Tower in Riga.

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Indigo River

Winter night over Zakusala
A perfect example of winter night in city and its colors, like blue and violet.
Indigo is a color, placed exactly in the middle of blue and violet on the electromagnetic spectrum.
TV Tower and TV Center are high spots of this picture.

Guest photographer: Vlad

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TV Center


Riga TV center was built together with Riga TV Tower and finished in 1987, just one year after Riga Tower.
TV Center became one of the tallest buildings in Riga, nowadays activity of Latvian Television is very low, so everybody can rent small office there with their perfect Riga panoramic view.
see the same TV Center building from behind.

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Lucavsala Nature


Lucavsala is an island in the middle of Riga on Daugava river. Despite its very vantage location Lucavsala remains very undeveloped area in geographical center of Riga.
It is fully occupied by gardens and small summer houses.
Riga TV Tower can be seen from any point on Lucavsala, which is the tallest tower in European Union.

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TV Tower


Rīgas radio un televīzijas tornis (Riga TV and Radio Tower) is a major city sight, built in 1985 by soviet engineers.
It is built on Zaķusala island, which is located in the geographic middle of Riga.
Riga Tower is 2nd tallest concrete tower in Geographic Europe and 10th in the World.
Observation floor is open almost everyday.
By The way, it is possible to rent TV Tower for private or company party :)

See Riga TV Tower more closer.

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