Tuesday, 27 April 2010


This is a plate by Latglavenergo that says "To repair or change pillow-blocks without the presence of a representative from a cable department is dangerous to your health". This plate could be around 30 years old, found on Hospitāļu street in Riga.
Photo by (c) Arnis Balcus

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Garden city in Ziepniekkalns

If the road linking the Southern bridge and Jelgavas highway will be expanded this territory will be leveled to the ground. Now it's a small garden city next to the apartment blocks where people in Soviet times have built small garden houses out of garbage. Due to its poor condition the place rather resembles some illegal village of homeless people than garden city.
Photos by (c) Arnis Balcus

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Old utility

This is an plate for some repair shop on Valdeku street in Riga. The age of pictograms suggest that the plate is at least 15 years old.
Photo by (c) Arnis Balcus

Monday, 5 April 2010

Builders street

This is an old street name plate on Kartupeļu (Potatoes) street that used to be called Celtnieku (Builders) street in Soviet times. The plate also says that it is a district of Lenin (Ļeņina rajons).
Photo by (c) Arnis Balcus

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Pet cemetery

There's illegal pet cemetery near the factory Dzintars in Ziepniekkalns, Riga.
Photos by (c) Arnis Balcus