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Old February 9th, 2010, 04:41 AM   #21
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Very nice!! I have a friend there! Maybe soon I could visit her...
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Old February 10th, 2010, 04:18 PM   #22
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I continue to put together Riga puzzle, and this time the exploration area is Ķīpsala - island on Daugava located between left and right banks of Riga. This is an interesting place where richness gradually overcomes poverty, area is one of the fastest developed areas in Riga in last years. Ķipsala has lots of wooden architecture, some Soviet time buildings, one large supermarket, Riga's main exhibition pavillion, farther to north - industrial areas, and to make this cocktail even more crazy - Ķīpsala is Riga's intended high-class modern highrise area (currently just 1 built, but 3 under construction). The greatest value of Ķīpsala is the view to Riga Old Town and centre from there & proximity to centre - it's the main driving force of island's development. It is really one of the best places where to live in Riga - it feels calm and safe, no traffic noise, no pollution, but the city less than 1 km at a distance. This time I'll show you the wooden part of Ķīpsala & the views from its' embankment. Currently it is the best part of Ķīpsala but after some time, let's hope the construction of highrise district will be succesful and then Ķīpsala will be even more magnetic and beautiful. Most pics are recent, but some from 2005.

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1. Interesting wooden house - not far from it is another one very similar (almost twin house) building, but that one isn't renovated.



2. Poor side of Ķīpsala - beside new & renovated wooden villas, here are also such ones.



3. Modern wooden houses



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5. Views to Riga industrial port area



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7. To the centre:



8. View from some 2 km farther place - Ķīpsala northern part - both banks of Daugava in one view



9. Previous gypsum factory turned into luxurious apartments:



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Old February 10th, 2010, 04:19 PM   #23
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12. Weird building - note the kangaroo sculpture on the roof.



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Old February 10th, 2010, 04:27 PM   #24
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Riga is so diverse- poor areas neighbor with chic-looking Art Nouveau mansions.

But overall, it's a great city and many thanks for posting these pictures.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 02:39 PM   #25
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9. Previous gypsum factory turned into luxurious apartments:

http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/8...c281612sr0.jpg
I really love this, do you have more pics?
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Old February 16th, 2010, 12:37 PM   #26
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Nice wooden structures, thanks!
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Old February 18th, 2010, 12:23 AM   #27
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I really love this, do you have more pics?
I have some, but not processed.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 04:51 PM   #28
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I'd be thankful if you upload them some day, processed or not
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