Traveling around the world I have noticed that advertisement in Latvia is always at much higher level than in any other country. For example, Latvian marketers can easily shake the whole world with fake Meteorite :) Social and health problems are also often being solved with creative ads. Now it is time to fight Hepatitis or hepatits. The writing at bicycle says "Don't eat everything you meet" Have you seen that old yellow bikes? There are plenty of them in town.
BalticBike is another service of AirBaltic. 11 bicycle dock-stations were opened last week in Riga and Jurmala. although the price to rent a bike is quite high comparing to other European cities. Price per hour is 1Ls. For example Velib in France offers first 30 minutes for free.
I nearly forgot about the monthly theme Funny signs - Click here to view thumbnails for all participants. Walking home I took a photo of the famous side street in Old Town allowing only pedestrian and bicycle traffic. A paradise for bicyclists, but very short one :)
Despite such a freezing weather (-17°C or 2°F) since several weeks these people are living in tents in order to protest against current government's actions or more precisely inactions. The camp of more than 10 tents is based right in front of Council of Ministers. In the very beginning it was just one small tent, but the community of desperate people is growing very fast. They don't care about us...
Bilingual writing Фабрика велосипедовѣ А. Лейтнерѣ (Old Russian orthography) Velociped-Fabrik A. Leutner (German) is a good monument to the first Bicycle Factory in Russian Empire, which was founded in 1886.
This washed out Volkswagen looks quite funny with the children bicycle on top of it. Also it has У sign on top of it, which means Учебный автомобиль (Training Car) By the way, it is easy to find driving school in Riga with macibu.lv website.
Recently I've met one German guy, who is traveling around Eurasia on his 4-wheel bicycle. Interesting that he is going to cover 40,000km in 2 years treadling days and nights, sleeping in the forest despite freezing weather. His route is from Berlin to Hanoi making several circles around Europe. And now he is just left Latvia. Riga Guest was Marco.
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.
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