Zirdzene is a small lake in Kleisti named after a wild plane Angelica, which is very common in Latvia.
The sign warns that walking dogs is forbidden and the fine is 250 LVL (500 USD), which is very high for Latvia.
The highest density of sport venues in Riga is in Mezaparks area, next to Kisezers lake, although most of them are just training fields with no places for spectators. I guess on this picture I can count more than 20 playing fields for football, tennis, etc.
Two perfectly straight lines going down beyond the horizon are Brivibas gatve aka road to Saint Petersburg and the railway of the same direction. Photo has been taken during Air Tour with Jonathan and James.
Three lakes located in Saurieši are former quarry pits, which were used for the extraction of clay. A Knauf factory, the the biggest consumer of extract, is also located next to this former clay pit. In summer Sauriešu karjers (Saurieši Querry) is a famous resort because of very clean water. It is also favourite place of Latvian Scuba divers.
This dirty pond is located in Viesturs Garden, just in front of the monument to the elders of the Latvian Song. This park has been hosting the very first Song and Dance Festival, therefore it is also known as Park of Song Festival.
As today is the first day of spring, this could be the last weekend of current ice hockey season. The games are being hold each weekend on Agenskalna licis, Pardaugava. Check another picture of ice hockey on river and the night shot.
Riga (and Latvia) has almost the highest percentage of houses supplied by district heating in European Union. The chimney at the background is district heating plant of Kliversala neighborhood in Pardaugava. Such plants produce warm water from natural gas. This water is being used not only to take shower, but to warm our houses as well, which is especially important during winters.
There is an expression in Russian that Ice hockey is the game only for real men! I guess this several guys which are always one the ice as soon as it is get frozen are the real men in some way :) Sometimes they play Ice Hockey even in the night time. Today is the Day of defenders of Motherland, which widely interpreted as the Day of Men. So, my congratulations to all men of the world ;) check another angle of this Ice hockey game.
Huge bollard or knight in former ship repairing yard located in Pardaugava on the beach of Agenskalna bay. After 10-20 years the coast of this bay will be settled by the residents of new fancy cottages.
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.
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