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Old July 12th, 2009, 09:55 PM   #21
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O M F G!

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Old July 13th, 2009, 01:24 AM   #22
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Plenty of quality shots I must say.

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Old July 13th, 2009, 01:25 AM   #23
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Some another important Riga buildings.

National Theatre:


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16. National Art Museum




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Art academy near by:
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More Jugendstil

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Old July 13th, 2009, 01:41 AM   #24
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Some historical skyline shots of Riga from Kipsala - island on Daugava river to the north of centre.

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28.You can see how the buildings "changes their locations" while I moved more to the north:

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Old July 13th, 2009, 01:53 AM   #25
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29. Here you can see historical skyline mixed with Soviet time and very recent buildings, this shot is taken some 3 km from centre, closer to northern end of Kipsala island

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Old July 13th, 2009, 02:03 AM   #26
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30. More classical skyline view - from Vanšu bridge:



31. Nightshots. This is from Latvia's 90th anniversary celebration, light show on Vanšu bridge:


32. "Cold meets hot"
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Old July 13th, 2009, 11:03 PM   #27
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Finally more pictures. I was checking this thread every now and again just to see whether you posted some new stuff. Really stunning photos. Riga seems to be something quite unique.
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What's the name of the tower on the left?
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Originally "Saules Akmens" (Sun stone), now "Swedbank central office"

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Thanks.
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Old July 14th, 2009, 01:12 AM   #31
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wow! wonderful city!

thanks a lot for the pictures! They are amazing
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Old July 14th, 2009, 12:50 PM   #32
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Thanks a lot for the comments!
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Old July 19th, 2009, 02:58 PM   #33
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Some shots of Riga Old Town this time.

33. Torna street.




34. Swedish gates.



35. Entrance to Old Town.



36. One of the central streets - Kalku street.

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37. Medieval atmosphere on one sidestreet.

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Very beautiful city! Looks very Scandinavian.


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7. One of it's neighbours, on Alberta street corner:
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Old July 19th, 2009, 05:13 PM   #36
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yes, it is.
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More Old town shots.

38. Once it was the highest tower in the world - St. Peter's church of Riga.




39. Livu square - chill-out place at summer.



40. Another place where to sit, drink beer and relax, enjoying the view over Dom's square and Dom church. Sadly, you have to buy that beer in these street cafes, not just in shop and then drink where you want - because it's illegal to be in public place with open alcoholic drink in Latvia. Quite a stupid law imo (especially if we talk about beer), seems to be made in interests of those street taverns' owners.




41. The same place in winter, before Christmas. Then there's Christmas market and one of the city's Christmas trees.



42. But the main official Riga Christmas tree is always on Townhall square, besides House of Blackheads, making nice visual harmony with the building:



43. Townhall or Riga municipality building itself (opposite side to House of Blackheads). Picture of last week. Riga has got very many tourists these days, actually I don't remember so many tourists in Riga before. Especially the Townhall square is crowded with mainly German, Swedish, Italian, as well as French, British, Lithuanian tourists. More and more also Japanese, Spanish and other foreigners come and see the beautiful city of Riga.



44. A part of Riga castle - large medieval castle located on one corner of Old Town, close to river Daugava.



45. 2 churches in one pic.




46. Herder's square and entrance to Dom church to the right.




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48. One of the cosiest houses in Old Town Riga, in Livu square.

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Just gorgeous city. Looking at these pictures I'd say it's close to perfection.
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Just gorgeous city. Looking at these pictures I'd say it's close to perfection.
Well, I have to be honest... There are many areas in Riga which are far from perfection.
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