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Old August 20th, 2009, 01:13 PM   #101
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Yep, that fence simply destroys the view of this pretty mansion..
come on, dont bullshit me
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Old August 20th, 2009, 08:19 PM   #102
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come on, dont bullshit me
Sorry, I don't get the big deal of you.. Exuse me if I offended you.. But hey, that fence is quite ugly to be honest, don't you agree?

Btw, amazing piece of soviet architecture in the last pics!
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Old August 21st, 2009, 07:11 PM   #103
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26. Here you see the skyline of 2 Riga's islands - Ķīpsala and Zaķusala. The lower part of television tower, Latvian Television building, Swedbank offices and former Press House (now abandoned) highrises makes up this small skyline.





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Old August 22nd, 2009, 08:40 PM   #104
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Happy birthday, Riga! Today Riga celebrates it's 808th anniversary, after some 2 hours there will be longest fireworks in Latvia's history, because 9 companies will compete with 9 separate shows - the winner will be voted by people through sms and calls. But for today -



27. Uzvaras (Victory) park. This isn't the largest Riga park (Mežaparks is much larger), but I consider this park as Riga's equivalent to Hydepark or Tiergarten, because Victory park is man-made scenery, while Mežaparks - natural pine forest. Victory park is located on left bank Riga, right opposite to Old Town, just some 2 km from it. This is very nice place, where people are relaxing, riding with bikes, rollercoasters, running and doing other sport activities (just like in all such, spacious parks). In the picture you see Victory monument - built by Soviets, although the park itself is founded when Latvia was independent after WW1.



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28. Orthodox church in Āgenskalns district.

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That's quite an interesting style this orthodox church is built, something not of typical orthodox architecture, very mixed, I would say, but looking really beautiful! Must add, this church is seen from each city's high point!
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29. Entrance to Old Town from eastern side - view from Freedom monument square. Summer late evening.

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Nice photos as usual mate, still loving the theme going on here .
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Old August 26th, 2009, 01:00 AM   #109
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Thanks, Bristol Mike! I'm a bit late today, thus "today's picture" has become to yesterday's picture. Here it is:



30. Čaka street view.

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31. Vecmilgravis historical neighborhood. Waterside defines this place - Vecmilgravis is surrounded by Daugava river from one side, Ķīšezers lake from the other and in between there is Mīlgrāvis canal which is full with all those ships because Riga Ship building factory - largest ship factory on the coast of Baltic sea - is located there too. Sometimes I am surprised how actually industrial Latvia still is (or at least with huge potential to that) - it turns out, we build cars, trains and even ships too. More than 70 complete ships has been built in this Riga factory in last 35 years, and they provide repair works too.



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Cool pics!
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Stunning panoramic pics!! Just so cool to see such industrial port in full scale!!
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I was lucky with this panorama, because the view is very complex - lots of details, small things, and I took it without the tripod, but I can't find any serious mistakes there.
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Those recent photos about Riga are very nice, amazing too @Vecais
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Thanks, christos! Today one more pic to catch the schedule:



32. Another great Soviet time architecture example - Latvian Television highrise, located on Zaķusala island (there was planned to build 2 such highrises). From the buildings top floors should be amazing aerial view over Riga right bank. Lower view I saw myself, when worked in practice in leading TV news broadcast "Panorāma" (their offices is in 4th floor), but I hadn't any camera back then.



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33. Swedbank and Agriculture Ministry highrises with Vanšu bridge pilar and historical fireman building - view from Arena Riga in Skanstes district.

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34. Viesturdārzs park,
which I visited for the first time just 2 weeks ago and was very suprised by it's beauty, especially in this place, which you see in the picture. Now it's one of my favourite Riga parks. It's located just some 2 km to the north from Old Town, next to Pētersala historical suburb, which is very nice and cosy.



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35. Something of Riga's modern churches - Riga's St. Trinity Roma Catholic Church. Wasn't sure whether it's better to put this one in Thursday as a modern architecture example or Sunday as a church... This church is located on Purvciems suburb, surrounded by commieblocks. But I really like the place - very spacious, yet also urban and lively.



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Nice Riga pictures.
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