Tea House Apsara is actually Café.. :) A wide assortment of any tea, from white till black, and of course sweets ;) Friendly atmosphere makes this place perfect for dating and meeting close friends. Main feature of this place is that visitors not sitting at the tables, but lying on the pillows and savour of good tea ;)
Unfortunately, I didn't took a shot when the foundations of Latvian National Library were laid. But I still continue making shots from the same position as one year before. This picture was taken around begin of October 2008. Have a look how it was in November 2007 January 2008 March 2008 Or all pictures of LNB Building together.
Couple days ago Relics of Saint Andrew (Мощи святого апостола Андрея Первозванного) were delievered to Riga Orthodox Cathedral. Thousands of believers were gathering day and night around Cathedral to see and venerate the Saint Relics. It is a big event for any church in the world to be given the honour of holding this Relics.
Latvia has made one more Guinness Record. Since now we are the holder of the longest dance in the world. It's mean that 2208 people took each other's hand and performed Gatves deja (Broad Road Dance) dance. This event was timed to 90th Anniversary of Latvia.
I am not expert in bridge building, but I just can't believe that it is normal. After 4 years of bridge construction and just couple weeks before official opening Dienvidu Tilts (South Bridge) has passed the final loading test. I am a little bit worried about those curves in bridge surface. After being watching many times Discovery Channel shows, I have never seen something like this. Does anybody know, is it okay for bridge to cave in under weight of few full-loaded trucks?
I have received this DVD from Ben from the Netherlands, who is one of Riga Daily Photo readers. The Dogs of Riga is a movie based on book with the same name. The movie was filmed in 1995, mainly in Riga, so it depicts scenes and views of Riga that time. For me it was the main reason, why I've watched this movie till the end. Because of language barrier (movie was in Swedish and subtitles were in Dutch) I can't fully evaluate this movie :) Thank you, Ben :)
3844 people participated in 24h relay race on Daugava Stadion at 18th October. The event was timed to 90th Anniversary of Latvian independence and named as Skrien! Par Latviju (Run! For Latvia) Each of patriots have run for 100m, so in summary we made 384,4 km which is a new Guinness World Record.
Āgenskalna līcis (Agenskalns bay) for a long time washed the frontiers of 6 islands: Little and Great Kliversala, Kipsala, Burkansala, Mukusala and Biekinsala. After several hydrotechnical buildings around Daugava, to keep the river inside of its border and to avoid floods during 18 - 20 centuries, these islands joined to mainland, but the bay left. Agenskalns Bay was good space to build repair harbor. During the 20th century here was several maintenance facilities. Nowadays, bay waters used only for recreation like fishing, or rarer for camping. Agenskalna licis borders with Victory Park.
I guess some of you already have noticed change in address bar. Since yesterday address of this blog has been changed from rigadailyphoto.blogspot.com to riga.in. I think it is easier to remember and to type in ;)
Now I am thinking about changing the name of the blog according to address. Some ideas are:
Riga in 2008 (and then in 2009, in 2010 and so on)
Riga inside (not grammatically correct, but sounds good :))
Riga in photos
Riga in motion
keep current name Riga Daily Photo
... any other ideas?
I really appreciate any help regarding name choosing :) Please, tell your opinion in comments. Thank you, all my visitors :)
Fully restored 1901 Riga streetcar. Nowadays this tram is used for tour journeys around Old Town or to Riga Zoo. Tram exterior design pictures Blue House, an example of Riga Art Nouveau aka Jugendstil.
Interesting Jugendstil building on Terbatas iela with writing in two languages on face and clock on top. In Russian: Рижское Торговое Общество Взаимного Кредита In Latvian: Rīgas Tirgotāju Savstarpīgā Kreditbiedrībā Which means in English: Riga Traders Mutual Loan Guarantee Society
Beginning of one of the most prestigious neighborhoods within Riga borders - Teika. Podium - is one of the most expensive shopping malls in Riga, selling exclusive products only. VEF Culture Center and LMT Central office could be found on background. Also Jauna Teika building is on background left corner. Far chimneys are TEC I.
BMX is quite popular among Latvian youth, and I think it will be even more popular after great success of Māris Štrombergs, who became the first Olympic champion in BMX cycling at 2008 Summer Olympics.
This fellas free ridin' by former Preses Nams building.
The restaurant Rozengrāls is located in the centre of Riga Old Town on Rozena Street. Interesting that, wine shop was at the exact place since 1293, after that here was a tavern. And nowadays here is medieval restaurant, where food is prepared in the same way as hundreds years ago. Here is no electricity, gas or hot water, just like in medieval age.
Riga has the widest zebra crossing in the world. Each white line is around 45 meters long. This zebra connects Freedom Monument square to Old Town, making them together as one solid pedestrian zone, because pedestrians always have first hand to cross on zebra crossings. See also birthday of Zebra crossing.
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