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Old January 5th, 2010, 05:17 PM   #281
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Magnificent pics. Riga seems to me a really beautiful city with it's Art Nouveau architecture in specific.
At the end of the month I go there for a weekend and I hope it is a bit bearable with the weather
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Old January 7th, 2010, 01:59 AM   #282
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Hello, Miez, welcome here!



124. Skārņu street.

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Old January 7th, 2010, 11:38 PM   #283
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Beautiful ciy!
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Old January 8th, 2010, 02:47 AM   #284
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Thank you!



125. Picture from today - Valdemāra street. See how wooden and masonry buildings are mixed up here in interesting "cocktail". I use to eat sometimes in the red low floor wooden building in the right part of the pic, a bit forward on the pavement.

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Old January 9th, 2010, 09:08 PM   #285
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126. Artificial castle ruins in Sarkandaugava district. Located on a small hill, hidden between trees and weeds, and one could not even suspect that there is such an interesting thing. As fellow Latvian forumer Gatis told, this ruins is built in 19th Century by owner of nearby beer factory and Dauderi manor house. Since 1960ies, the so-called "Aldara tower" is used by alpinists' trainings.



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Old January 13th, 2010, 09:05 PM   #286
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127. Another modern office building in Duntes street, close to Sarkandaugava district.

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Old January 13th, 2010, 09:25 PM   #287
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Nice, very nice building.

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125. Picture from today - Valdemāra street
Wow! That one is gorgeous!
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Old January 15th, 2010, 04:34 PM   #288
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128. Winter Riga - rooftops of northern area of centre.

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Old January 15th, 2010, 04:40 PM   #289
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Nice pictures, it seems that the weather is quite sunny and the snow does not remain on the ground. Is it very cold down there or is it bearable?
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Old January 15th, 2010, 04:50 PM   #290
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Nice pictures, it seems that the weather is quite sunny and the snow does not remain on the ground. Is it very cold down there or is it bearable?
Well, it's actually cold right now - around minus 15 degrees. And snow is quite thick, on those rooftops it disappears, yes, and in urban environment it's less, but in city's parks, there the snow is solid + last days trees are also layered with crystal frost, looks just beautiful!! (Such a shame that I've left my camera in Bauska town).
So, you better dress warmly when you come here. It's forecasted that cold temperatures will be also next weeks.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 08:07 PM   #291
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You've got cold and sunny weather. We've got cold and cloudy weather....
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Old January 16th, 2010, 07:31 PM   #292
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Riga is beautiful. I can't wait for spring/summer.
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Old January 16th, 2010, 07:33 PM   #293
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Thanks, @ Benonie - yes, it's indeed many sunny days now - some 6-8 days in January have been sunny. Usually we got that many in whole winter
@harryzer5 - I really enjoy this winter and thus I have not that waiting feelings for something else.. It's incredibly beautiful now, I wish this type of weather will continue for some time. But for all who long for summer, here is a summer pic:



129. Nordeķu park in Dzirciems historical district (left bank).

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130. Virgin of Anguish Catholic church in Old Town.

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131. Mārstaļu and Audēju street crossing.

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132. Barona street. How can it look so empty and silent? The answer is - 4th May - the day when the picture is taken. It is the proclamation day of the Independence Declaration of the Republic of Latvia. And the buildings in this calm atmosphere looks even more majestic.

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Old February 18th, 2010, 12:17 AM   #297
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Hello, guys!
This thread won't run farther here, at least for some time. It seems it has reached it's maximum capacity of audience in SSC, so I try to explore new ways how to promote Riga in the depths of Internet ocean - I have moved my daily photo posting to my blog, where I post absolutely all kinds of pictures from Riga: http://rigaphoto.blogspot.com/
So, if you liked to follow this thread here, you are welcomed to do the same in my blog further on!
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whaaaat? No more???
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Old April 9th, 2010, 12:25 PM   #299
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@Vecais Sakarnis: Some very nice, amazing updates you have in your blog like the "bye, bye winter!"
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Old April 9th, 2010, 06:23 PM   #300
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Super shots as usual mate. I will have to divert to your blog from now on.
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