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Old December 5th, 2011, 10:38 PM   #81
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I have discovered now these updates and see the same quality of your pictures as in other threads...Plus it seems the buildings are really well restored in Riga and with wonderful colours...It seems summer can be quite hot, what┤s the temperature now there?
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as Gatis said currently it's pretty warm here (and rainy) but winters can be also really cold like the last 2 ones, with minus 20 for many weeks and much snow - I loved that, because I like summers to be real summers and winters - real winters.

As regards to buildings, Old Town and Boulevard Ring is really more or less renovated, but in other centre areas there are many many buildings which should be renovated. Not to mention other historical districts in Riga. In this facet, Riga is rather comparable to Barcelona than Madrid (I was a bit surprised that Madrid looked very renovated and "fresh" because I expected something like Barcelona).
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Old December 8th, 2011, 03:54 PM   #82
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336. See how to make a sushi. At first, we take a fish...



337. ..then we just chop it in pieces. Sushi is ready! Easier than I thought



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340.-341. One of Old Town's streets was decorated with these glowing light spheres a la "planets".





342.-345. Fireworks of Latvia Independence Day.





This shot reminds me palms at some tropical island's beach...



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Old May 3rd, 2012, 12:37 AM   #83
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346. - 356. Some springtime impressions:

Blue flowers carpet at Jēkaba cemetery





Relic of winter



This man who looks very similar to Russell Harris who was presenter of Discovery Travel & Living amazing programme "Diceman", may create an impression that we have some +30 degrees already. Well, it isn't quite true - the temperatures are around +15, at mazimum +20 now in Riga. But for him it's not the problem to drive around like this even in much much colder temperatures, as this picture suggests: https://twitter.com/#!/naivists/stat...784193/photo/1



As the weather gets warmer and nature - greener, Riga parks fulfills with people...



...soon it will be like this (photo of June 2010):



Ladies, ladies...







And accordeon player:



Spring moon:

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Old May 3rd, 2012, 09:06 AM   #84
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thanks for the beautiful images....
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Old May 4th, 2012, 09:44 PM   #85
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wow great shots.
this city is full of life, beauty and charm
and you're one of the best photographers here.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 01:25 AM   #86
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357.-358.

Museum Night evening turned Riga into bustling metropolis - everywhere in centre full of people. One of the most popular apparently was Paul Stradins History of Medicine Museum which got such a huge row (but similar rows were also at Art Museum Riga Bourse, Art Nouveau Museum, Parliament building, House of Blackheads, Porcelain Museum, Aldaris beer factory and elsewhere.



Here you see Exhibition hall Arsenāls where photo exhibition of Egons Spuris was available.



I took 2 small videos to illustrate an atmosphere in Riga centre at Museum night.





I wonder, is Museum Night turns into such a big event in your city too?
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Old May 21st, 2012, 06:38 AM   #87
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The holy land of art nouveau, the quintessential capital/renaissance city, urbanly intrigueing. A unique mecca. Would love too see it in person, it makes me erect. I would stand up and take notice.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 06:46 AM   #88
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Thank you for the amazing update, Vecais Museum Night looks like great fun...was it free or did you have to bye some kind of pass?
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Old May 21st, 2012, 01:02 PM   #89
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There were free entrance in all state's and municipality museums and some other places. I guess that's main reason why it's so popular.
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359.-364.

Another picture from museum night - row at Art Nouveau museum in Alberta street



Spring night



People relaxing in Grīziņkalna park





Last night there were powerful thunderstorm over Riga. Managed to catch few usable shots out of some 500:



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Old October 14th, 2012, 01:02 PM   #91
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great photos! Today I saw an article about Riga in "Traveler" by Nationa Geographic. This city resemble me a bit city of Łodź, but Riga is more tidy and well-kept I have to visit this place!
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Old August 8th, 2013, 06:52 PM   #93
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Really nice, will go there next week!
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