Noass is a house on water and is used as little expo center almost in centre. Usually Noass hosts some culture ceremonies and exhibitions. Technically it is moored to A-B Dambis, next to Kliversala area.
Riharda Vāgnera iela (Richard Wagner street) is a narrow street in Riga Old Town connecting Livu square and Audeju iela.
It is named after famous German composer Richard Wagner. Richard Wagner was Riga Opera music director in 1837-1839.
I am sorry for misleading you, my dear readers. In fact on this photo is Kalēju iela, which is very similar to real Riharda Vāgnera iela. Kaleju iela and Riharda Vāgnera iela are parallel to each other and people very often get mixed up :)
Riga Dinamo is the major Ice Hockey team in Latvia. This year Dinamo was reincarnated after more than 10 years break and had joined to KHL, which competes with NHL. I have stolen this funny photo how Dinamo Club fans made a joke of Riga Road Sign :)
20 years ago the only one airline was serving Riga Airport. It was Soviet Airline - Aeroflot. I believe, this bag is a very rare exhibit of Soviet epoch, especially because text is written in English language. Aeroflot is at your service.
Kārlis Ulmanis was one of the most notable Latvian persons. Smart politician and wise governor. Actually he is the one of few who gain independency for Latvian people. He is the one, who was not afreaid to dissolve parliament and take control over country. And he was doing the right thing. During his 6 years of rule Latvia was in its golden age. Unfortonutely, he died as many other Latvian élite people, in exile.
The real urban mire could be found in Riga Old Town at the cross of three streets: Kalēju iela, Minsterejas iela and Kungu iela. For many years here is the same picture. Nothing has been changed, and seems that it's not going to be. The water is here, because many years ago here was the course of Ridzene river, the famous river which after Riga City was named.
Picture of last week Flood in Riga and followed up transport problems in Plavnieki neighbourhood. Thankfully floods and other nature disasters are not common in Riga, so this photo could be considered as really rare shot.
Lielā talka (A Big Subbotnik) was held in Latvia yesterday. Liela talka is a day of voluenteer work organized for cleaning nature of garbage. This subbotnik was devoted to the 90 anniversary of the Latvia Independence. President and Prime Minister collected garbage among tens thousands of people as well, showing a good example for everybody.
Old Grain Silo building located on Andrejasala coast, which is area of old harbour. This silo was commonly used for food products bulk storage in the beginning of 20th century, but nowadays it is ghost building.
Bijusī Emīlijas Rācenes peldiestāde (former Emily Racene Swimming Institution) was built in 1916 as spa treatment. At that time here was possible to swim in warmed up water from sea. During Soviet epoch it was one of the best resort clinics in republic.
This bridge is one of the oldest bridges in Riga. It crosses Riga Canal. Actually this bridge has no name. But some century ago its name was Alexanderbrücke (Alexander Bridge). Name was delivered from Alexander Street running over the bridge.
Last week new clothing shop was opened in Domina Shopping Center. First 100 customers were being worn in swimming dress have got Jack & Jones or Only brand jeans and t-shirt for free. Such attractive offers is something new for Riga :)
Rīgas 1. slimnīca (Riga First Hospital) founded in 1803 as Rīgas trūcīgo jeb nabagu slimnīca (Hospital for indigent or poor people) and at that time it operated just 50 beds. During two centuries Riga Hospital was extended several times and become the largest hospital in Latvia. It is leader in the field of emergency preparedness and disaster management. It also offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. For comparison - today it operates more than 650 beds. The main building is a good example of Art Nouveau architecture stlye and located where Skolas street meets Bruninieku street.
I don't like talks about politics, especially about one which splits Latvian community. And this is the reason, why I didn't take up the topic related to conflict in Georgia. But finally, somebody is free and strong enough to tell the true, what is really happening within Georgia. Leaders of America and Russia have already decided everything, and we (people) are allowed only to watch this theater.
P.S. Interesting how long will live this poster.. Updated: there is more than one such poster in Riga :)
Knowledge Day (more often called as simply as 1st of September) is a country wide holiday marking the end of Summer school holidays and the beginning of new Academic Year, which is 9 months long in Latvia.
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