Rust and ruins - Rīga-Liepāja railway

This time theme day and Out-Of-Riga Sunday happens to be at the same time. For this theme "rust and ruins" I chose my recently (few weeks ago) taken photo of a 200 km long railway line which leads from Riga to 3rd largest Latvia city Liepāja. It's rust because railway lines and even stones around them are always rusty (don't know why) and it's (almost) ruins because - believe it or not - in such an important route there is only 1 train per week. See other "rust and ruins" in the world.

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Traffic arteries

This is a view from right bank Riga over Daugava to it's left bank - Pārdaugava. Below you see 18th November street - going alongside river and leading to Akmens bridge (center) and Vanšu bridge (far right upper corner) it's one of main traffic arteries around centre. The view is taken from State Land Service building.

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Brīvības gatve 386

These low-quality architecture highrises are located in Jugla district, next to magistral street of Brīvības. There are 2 14-floor and one 6-floor buildings in the complex.

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Ģertrūdes iela 48

This wooden house is built in 1875, as a tenement house. Smaller wooden houses between larger masonry buildings - where else in the world such a scene can be seen?

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Out-Of-Riga Sunday: Vienna

Vienna is looking very good from above (somehow not that exciting from street level though). It's rooftops makes harmonic interplay with mountains in background. There are many things which pleases the eye - church towers, palaces, etc.

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Car cemetery which is gone

This photo is already historical, because this car cemetery in Dārzciems doesn't exist anymore. The grounds are cleared now and probably there will be built something new.

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Bruņinieku iela 73a

This is one of most interesting buildings in southern centre, Grīziņkalns area. A red bricked building with a delicate touch of blue ornament, is different from other houses in the area. In 2012, in this building's backyard there some brick wall fell down and destroyed a parked BMW, see here: http://www.delfi.lv/aculiecinieks/news/riga/bruninieku-iela-kiegelu-siena-samica-bmw.d?id=42593080

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