A regular wedding photo session turned into something chaotic when the huge ship appeared on the background.
It was the largest cruise ship ever visited Riga Harbour - Aurora with almost 3000 people on board.
Ventspils is the largest port of Latvia, which is located 185km (115mi) Northwest from Riga.
Many regular ferries are departing from here to different regions of Baltic Sea, e.g to Germany, Russia, Sweden.
This picture of Transeuropa and Watling Street was made on my trip to Nida between P124 road and Pavilosta
The harbour in a small fisherman town Mērsrags, which is located on the coast of Riga's gulf.
This is an experiment work created by stitching many small photos by Hugin software into single panoramic photo.
Check for previous stop in Engure or continue to Rojas mols
I can't believe, it is already 3 years since my first Riga Daily Photo. Kinda success! :) This year I took not just 365 photos more, but also got new camera with the help of my readers, started to use twitter for instant updates, got interviewed and many other interesting things happened to me because of RDP. Thank you, my dear visitors for watching this blog and making me keep exploring Riga and surroundings.
2,5 years ago Riga Daily Photo was started with the picture of Vana Tallinn ferry departing from Riga Harbour. 500th post was marked with photo of another ferry - Regina Baltica. I didn't want to break the tradition, so the second anniversary was with photo of Festival taking the Sea. Now it's time to expose Rīgas pasažieru osta (Riga Passenger Terminal) itself and the reason is that this picture is the 1000th photo!
Just imagine, 1000 photos of Riga! Riga Daily Photo is my longest hobby ever, which is still making me happy :) Although difficult times came and I don't have a good camera anymore, hence I have to take pictures with a low-end old digital camera. So if you like this blog, please support it by making a small donation for a new camera. Thanks anyway, my beloved visitors and readers :)
Both ferries MS Romantika and MS Silja Festival are on regular daily service between Latvia and Sweden. The prices are relatively cheap, so Stockholm becoming a very popular weekend destinations for many Latvians.
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 :)
Pētersala (Peter's Island) is one of the neighborhoods adjoining with Riga Center, making it quite prestigious to live in. The name is in honor of the Tsar Peter the Great, who expanded the city in 18th century including this territories. In the past this area was full of small rivers and canals, but in the 19 century all of them were dried. Petersala together with Andrejsala are forming one of the 59 Riga subdivisions
Pleasure boat Misisipi. Obviously the boat name comes from the Mississippi river :) Typical route starts from embankment next to Stone bridge, then Misisipi sails down the Daugava river until it turns around in the Baltic Sea, finally it brings you to Stone Bridge back.
Today is the 500th day since Riga Daily Photo blog had reborn. The 1st photo was during the autumn 2007 with the same ship as this one - Vana Tallinn. I wanted to stop write this blog many times, but something always forces me to continue. On the photo MS Regina Baltica
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.
Riga Container Port is on of the biggest on Baltic Sea. Every year about 200000 containers are being passed through this facility. Cargo harbour located in special Riga zone named Osta (Port), but in fact it is Sarkandaugava neighbourhood.
See also Riga Coal Port, which is located just next to container docks.
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