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Here are few new pics from my home block - Purvciems 3










This corner has something important for me ... when I was a child I and some friends played war around this places ... good ol` times
 

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Thats Purvciems 3

Where else would you find something like that? ;)
My culutre history teacher drives a Lada two but a diferent model, and in front of the school it looks a bit funny ... a Mercedes and a Lada side by side
 

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Usually I just cross districts like this and move further to my destination. Purvciems is separated from Bikernieki forest by several streets and so it`s not connected with forest directly.

However, many of forests surrounding Riga and in Riga itself, are very nice - pine trees, sand dunes, small lakes. Also garbage in some places. Thankfully, there are some ongoing activities, like project "Pēdas" FOOTPRINTS, to make these places cleaner.
 

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Acctually Purvciems is from the from Ieriķu and Biķernieku street (in the north) to A.Deglava street (in the south) and from the railway (in the west) to Strautu and Lielvārdes street (in the east) and so has a direct contact with the Biķernieku forest.

And here is the map
 

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Yes, but you still have to cross Lielvardes street to get into forest. No footbridge or bike tunnel.

It`s better in Teika - neighbourhood north of Purvciems. I used this comparison, because Riga suffers from this problem in many places. Most notorious example is Daugava riverside - it`s not that easy to get to the river in most cases. Riverside and forests are not well connected with people in the city - legacy of Soviet city planning.
 

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I have a Riga book from soviet times - there is some aerials from Riga commieblock ditricts (and yes, red flowers, Ladas and red wearing happy singing child'ren..). I can scan them sometimes. :)

@ Hybrid 87: Allways nice to see the other reality of Riga! :)
 

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Hybrid 87 said:
That`s my mission ;) to show the real Riga ;)

Too bad there aren`t more photographers that show such thing from their cities :(

One city, One District, United 4ever


Why dont you just take picture of shit and say "it is real Riga"?

There isn't one real Riga. We are all living in different realities, because we notice in our surroundings different things.

If you walk around seaching for every little garbage and shit than the cleanest city in the world will seem like a dump.

I am not walking around searching for shit, that's why my sense of real Riga is a bit different.
 

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Hybrid, thanks for the new photos. If you are happy where you are, then so am I! :)

I'm sure Purvciems is just as much a part of Riga as other. Yet, if you don't mind my saying so, your neighborhood could stand some upgrading. I know it'll become prettier all by itself once the trees and shrubs get their leaves ... spring is in the air! :eek:kay:
 

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Thanks Hybrid 87. I always like your pictures. They are always so honest. There are many different realities, you show one of them.

About that corner from your childhood, I think we all have places like this, that doesn't mean anything for others.
 
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