Monday, 21 February 2011

Driving lessons in Soviet style

This yard on Melngaiļa street in Riga must have been used for driving lessons in Soviet times. The mural features traffic signs and a warning in Russian to follow the rules on the road.
Photo by (c) Arnis Balcus

Friday, 4 February 2011


This cute elevator can be found at Dzelzceļa (Railway) health centre in Riga. Styled in Soviet vintage, they even got a lift-boy to operate it.
Photo by (c) Arnis Balcus

Wednesday, 2 February 2011


Those neon lights are what's left from a Soviet time "gastronomy" - grocery store. They indicate the products you could buy there- sausage, ham, cheese, milk & kefir and canned goods. The signs can still be found on K.Valdemara street in Riga, while the shop vanished back in 1990s.
Photo by (c) Arnis Balcus