A new house is being assembled in Varnukrogs area, just few meters from Lielupe river.
I am not sure whether it will be German Fachwerkhaus or something else.
Does anybody know the price of such build? I am planning to buy one :)
1st of May is International Day of Labor, therefore I would like to focus on some of the Latvian TOP 50 companies. Latvijas Finieris (Latvian Plywood) provides job for more than 1500 workers, which is big number for Riga.
The factory was founded in 1873 as Latvijas Bērzs. It was producing wood materials for schools and households.
Today is Easter Sunday for Orthodox Christians. Christ is Risen!
There is an interesting phenomenon in Latvia, despite that religion is becoming weaker worldwide, religion in Latvia is getting more popular, stronger and affecting people's everyday life more than before.
On the picture: a continued bulding of new Orthodox Church in Daugavgriva. Two cupolas are still on the ground.
Храм Преображения Господня or Kristus apskaidrošanas pareizticīgo baznīca (Orthodox Church of Transfiguration) is located on the border between Sarkandaugava and Mezaparks neighbourhoods.
Church of Transfiguration was built in 1890 in the place of former multi-religious church for Catholics (moved to King's Church in 1942), Lutherans (moved to Trinity church) and Orthodox (stayed here).
This fairy tale picture was taken today in Šmerļa forest, which is between Teika and Jugla neighborhoods. Recent and frequent snow storms brought to Riga unseen amount of snow for many years. This photo is made for City Daily Monthly Theme, which is Wood. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
The wooden building, located on Skolas iela 3, was built in 1905 using German Romanticism and Jugendstil styles. The German writing on top Arbeit ist des Burgers Zierde (The work is citizen's adornment) is one of still living evidences that at some time Riga was German city. See also another photo of German Architecture in Riga.
I didn't know before that Riga Pine is famous even outside of Europe. I knew that Latvian Pine tree was always exported for ship masts, but couldn't imagine that to Latin America too. Thanks to Antonio from Brazil, who commented my blog and exposured me this fact.
Dzintaru koncertzāle (Dzintari concert hall) is the most important arena in Jurmala town. The wooden building was built in 1936, the hall was rebuilt in 1960 without walls and the space merges with the surrounding Jurmala dune park. It is stamping ground of Russian entertainment stars.
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