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Old January 13th, 2005, 10:42 AM   #1
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Domina Shoping

Pictures from the largest Shoping Mall in Latvia. Some pics I`ve posted before, but some are brand new (taken on 11th January 2005).







"Before you taste the product, pay for it!"















































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Old January 13th, 2005, 10:58 AM   #2
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foto.inbox.lv is sooooo slow.....
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Old January 13th, 2005, 11:38 AM   #3
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But not for everyone. For me it`s faster then Photobucket or other the picture hosts.
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Old January 13th, 2005, 11:53 AM   #4
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Yes it's not even loaded for a bit after about a minute!
Hybrid - try http://imageshack.us
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Old January 13th, 2005, 01:21 PM   #5
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Honestly, when I saw the title of the thread I thought it was some kind of S/M sex store...
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Old January 13th, 2005, 01:33 PM   #6
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I know. When the mall opened we all made fun of it at school.
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Old January 13th, 2005, 06:21 PM   #7
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Honestly, when I saw the title of the thread I thought it was some kind of S/M sex store...
right on that bro!
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Old January 13th, 2005, 07:12 PM   #8
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I know. When the mall opened we all made fun of it at school.
At least your malls are not named SM (abbreviation for Shoe Mart) like in Philippines. But only the foreigners seem to know what SM also means.

Nice looking mall BTW.
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Old January 13th, 2005, 08:02 PM   #9
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Very nice mall to do your shopping. Reminds me that I also need to do some shoping myself
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Old January 13th, 2005, 08:05 PM   #10
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I`m happy that I`ve done something good with this thread. Even if it`s just reminding someone to go shoping.
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Old January 13th, 2005, 08:17 PM   #11
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Oh, don't be so sensitive . I really think you did a great job, and the photos were wonderful
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Old January 13th, 2005, 08:24 PM   #12
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This Shopping center is cool indeed. When I saw the first pic of SC I thought that there should be VPM as well and I was right
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Old January 13th, 2005, 09:15 PM   #13
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Thank you, Hybrid, that's quite a shopping palace indeed!

I tried to look at this thread last night & got nothing but a series of , and the "Properties" function trick didn't work, either. Good thing I tried it again this morning. I'm so glad you caught "Domina" with the Christmas decorations! They are tasteful, charming and elegant.
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Old January 13th, 2005, 09:28 PM   #14
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Looks ok, but nothing special. I mean - is there a subway station in it? is all the parking located underneath it? are there two 10s residential buildings on top of it? is there a 29s office builsing connected to it? is it within 2 min walk from my place?
/TOTALLY spoiled :P:P

Not a fan of malls in general, especially if it isn't at a transit node and/or has surface parking around it. Does look like they've worked a bit with letting plenty of natural light in - tres bien.
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Old January 14th, 2005, 06:07 AM   #15
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nice mall

It was nice to see so well known "Maxima" in your mall I felt like in Lithuania looking at it
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Old January 14th, 2005, 08:52 AM   #16
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Is there a subway station in it?
Sorry but does Riga have a subway?
But it has a railway station near it, Trolleybus, Bus, Route taxi stops beside it.

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Is all the parking located underneath it?
No, the parking is lokated abopve the mall (1st floor - mall, 2nd, 3rd floor and roof - parking)

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Are there two 10s residential buildings on top of it?
Is there a 29s office builsing connected to it?
No, we don`t need them.

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Not a fan of malls in general, especially if it isn't at a transit node and/or has surface parking around it. Does look like they've worked a bit with letting plenty of natural light in - tres bien.
I`ve noticed that your not a fan of malls. But I gues they`ve done a good work transforming two old factory buildings in this mall.
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Old January 14th, 2005, 08:56 AM   #17
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It was nice to see so well known "Maxima" in your mall I felt like in Lithuania looking at it
Well actually I took a pic of the Maxima sign just to show what did the storm do. Look at the 29th pic. There is a part of the Xs lover right leg missing, and a bit lover is a sign saying "Autostāv" before the storm it was "Autostāvvieta"
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Old January 14th, 2005, 11:11 AM   #18
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This Shopping center is cool indeed. When I saw the first pic of SC I thought that there should be VPM as well and I was right
Is it VP? I thought it was Linstow,not sure though.
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Old January 14th, 2005, 12:04 PM   #19
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I think he meant VP Market. Owner of Maxima and Saulite (ex "T-Market") supermakets.
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Old January 14th, 2005, 01:14 PM   #20
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A bit surprised - many supermarkets do not allow to take pictures inside. Nice report
Investors are Italian "Pro Kapital". "VP Market" has got gargantuan Maxima hypermarket there, it takes some 11 000 m2.
Some statistics:
Total area - 110 000 m2, commercial space - 40 000 m2. Number of shops - above 110. Together with "Alfa" (80 000 m2, 160 shops, 14 restaurants) they compete about the title of the largest supermarket in Riga... until the full extension of "Spice" (150 shops and multiplex + extension in the other side of street of unknown size) and construction of "Akropole". Both "Domina Shopping" and "Alfa" lack individuality, both are like oversized hangars. Both are located in former electronic factory buildings.
Here you see the map of Domina Shopping:
http://www.prokapital.lv/site/files/dominashopping.html

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