Moles aka breakwaters are very common structures seen on Latvian coast (e.g. Riga's Mole) and almost all of them are quite romantic, but sometimes dangerous place for promenade.
This one was photographed in Roja on my way from Mersrags to Roja's exit and entrance sign
Travelling around the world I understand that beaches in Latvia are ones of the most beautiful in the world.
White sand, blue skies and almost no annoying insects. Unfortunately they are like this only few months per year :(
This is the next photo after my stop in Jaunkemeri. The next is Kupla priede Tower.
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.
Jaunmārupe is a small place next to Riga. It was formed in 1970s as collective farm. Nowadays it is a satellite town of Riga, which basically has nothing to see, except this futuristic water tower. Check another water tower in Marupe, which also has a fabulous design.
Rīgas svētki (Riga Festival) is always being held in the end of August each year. Tens of locations, hundreds of events and thousands of people are taking part in this huge celebration of Riga birthday. In order to continue my own tradition, here below are some figures to describe Riga's growth. During the last year Riga population went down from 713,016 to 709,145 people (-3,871); simple calculation proves that after 3 years Riga will have less than 700,000 residents :( Riga district population (including cities inside) has decreased from 942,002 to 937,864 (-4,138) And the picture of Latvia population is even worse. The huge drop is -43,325 or -1,92% of people (from 2,261,294 to 2,217,969)
Mārupes ūdenstornis (Marupe Water tower) was built in 2002. The tower's height is 58 meters, hence it is the most tallest building in Marupe. Shortly after being built the Water tower became the most recognizable reference point in the whole area.
Yesterday almost a half of Riga inhabitants were without water supply, because of a catastrophic pipe leak near Brasa Railway station. Railway tracks were covered with 40cm (1,3 feet) water layer and looked more like a water channel or a small river.
Today is a birthday of riga.in :) 2 years have passed since Riga Daily Photo was started. Wow, we are taking the sea! :) A lot of work has been done - about 750 photos were published, first appearance in press, transfer to new domain. And there are still many ideas and things to do in order to improve riga.in and get this photoblog to even higher level. For example, I will tell you a little secret, in a few days riga.in will have a brand new stylish smart design :)
Of course all of this take tons of resources. In fact riga.in is not created to make any money hence it is nonprofit project, but on this very special day if you want to help to riga.in, then you are very welcome to make a small gift :)
September - October is the annual flood season in Riga. Sometimes floods are quite heavy like flood in 2008. But more often Riga gets lucky and only areas next to the sea get flooded for a couple of days.
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