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Ķengarags riverside



Ķengarags was one of first commieblock suburbs built in Soviet time. It's development started in 60ies and it occupies southern part of right bank Riga. Ķengarags is also second most populous district in Riga (behind only Purvciems) with 55 828 inhabitants (2008 data).
One of most desirable places to live in Ķengarags could be these riverfront highrises - there must be a good view towards Riga bridges and opposite left bank Riga (which is not very urban at this place though) from upper floors. However, in the case of catastrophe this is also one of the most vulnerable places in Riga. If Daugava comes out of it's banks, these would be first areas flooded. Btw, some Ukrainian scientist has prognosed this week a big earth-quake for Riga as a result of "swing effect" from Japan earth-quake. That seems more like yellow "bull-shit", however, although Latvia isn't in seismologicaly active area, it is possible to occur earth-quakes here up to 7 on the Richter scale.
Ķengarags riverside Reviewed by PhotoRiga on Monday, March 14, 2011 Rating: 5

4 comments:

  1. So great photo ones again :-D
    One look, and I was pretty sure this was expensive!!

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  2. supreme picture!! bravo.. havent seen kengarags so beatifull before.. would be great if you could picture more neighbourhoods like this.. bravo bravo bravo!!

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  3. Beautiful landscape and reflection ! Well done !

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  4. Great photo! And yellow building is Institue of Solid State physics (LU CFI). I studied there :)

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