Tag: Riga

Illegal tire storage in center of Riga

September 20, 2018 Objects 0

Tire storage in center of Riga – on Starta iela (Starte street) Illegal tire storage areas in Riga and elsewhere in Latvia impose threat to people and the environment only because of the fact that our country’s regulatory enactments do not have tight regulation of tire management.

Middle age style street lamps

June 27, 2018 Objects 0

Middle age style street lamps Place:

Amber souvenirs in Old Riga

June 24, 2018 Objects 0

The Baltic region is home to the largest known deposit of amber, called Baltic amber or succinite. Today, more than 90% of the world’s amber comes from Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia. It is a major source of income for the region; the local Kaliningrad Amber Combine extracted 250 tonnes of it in 2014, 400 tonnes… Read more

Honor guard of Freedom Monument

June 24, 2018 Objects 0

The Freedom Monument (Latvian: Brīvības piemineklis) is a memorial located in Riga, Latvia, honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918–1920). It is considered an important symbol of the freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Latvia. Unveiled in 1935, the 42-metre (138 ft) high monument of granite, travertine, and copper often serves as the… Read more

Mallards in Riga memorial park

June 3, 2018 Birds 0

Mallards in Riga memorial park This duck belongs to the subfamily Anatinae of the waterfowl family Anatidae. The male birds (drakes) have a glossy green head and are grey on wings and belly while the females (hens or ducks) have mainly brown-speckled plumage. Both sexes have an area of white-bordered black or iridescent blue feathers… Read more

Vansu Bridge

June 3, 2018 Architecture 0

The Vansu Bridge (Latvian: Vanšu tilts) in Riga is a cable-stayed bridge that crosses the Daugava river in Riga, the capital of Latvia. Its name literally means Cable-stayed bridge and is also translated as Shroud Bridge. 595 meters in length, it is one of five bridges crossing the Daugava in Riga and passes over Ķīpsala… Read more

St. Peter’s Church, Dome Cathedral, St Jacob’s Cathedral

June 3, 2018 Architecture 0

Riga Dome Cathedral (Latvian: Rīgas Doms; German: Dom zu Riga) is the Evangelical Lutheran cathedral in Riga, Latvia. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Riga. The cathedral is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Latvia, and is featured in or the subject of paintings, photographs and television travelogues. Like all of the… Read more

Water transport in Daugava (military ship, yacht, boat)

May 29, 2018 Industrial 0

French military ship m646 parked ( another one of same model was right behind it); Wildcat 65 yacht (it seems that it can be rented: https://yachtum.com/en/catamarans/sailing-catamaran-wild-cat-65/) Motorboat Map:

Tallink ferry Isabelle in Riga port

May 28, 2018 Industrial 0

Tallink ferry Isabelle in Riga port. MS Isabelle is a cruiseferry owned and operated by the Estonia-based Tallink. [c] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Isabelle Map: