Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Zhiguli in snow

In the last few days it was snowing a lot in Riga. This is a zhiguli car on Miera street a couple days ago. However, today almost all snow has melted and the spring has come.
Photo (c) Arnis Balcus

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Back in 1991 (II)

Today the filming of barricades times took place on Aldara street in Old Riga.
Photos by (c) Arnis Balcus

Monday, 15 March 2010

Back in 1991

Today and yesterday a German film crew were filming a drama movie near Saeima (the parliament) in Old Riga. The events in the movie are taking place in January 1991, when the parliament was surrounded with barricades and hundreds of people gathered there to protect the building from a possible attack of Soviet military forces. The barricades were built on the next day after the Soviet forces in Lithuania had attacked the Vilnius TV Tower and killed 13 civilians.
Photos by (c) Zane Balcus

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Sweetshop Daile

Probably the oldest sweetshop in Riga has not survived the economical crisis and has been shut down for a few weeks already. The sweetshop Daile on Blaumana street was selling cakes and cookies since 1930s. The owners still have a hope of relaunching the business in the future.
Photo by (c) Arnis Balcus