Lidosta «Riga»

I enjoy airports greatly. Another flight from Riga; this time aboard a hired Turkish airline. Interesting to fly from Riga to London with Turkish crew and aircraft.

Lidosta «Riga»

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

RIXC, Martin John Callanan
Flying back to London to work on a few nagging technical hardware problems. Riga International Airport [location].

Maskavas Forštate

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

Suburban area to city’s south-east. Views across Daugava to Zaķusala [location]. The fog hangs all day and closes in quickly towards 16h00. Visit made to Mols shopping centre.

Snow

RIXC, Martin John Callanan
Snow sweeper on Akmens tilts

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

RIXC, Martin John Callanan
Monument for “The Revolution of The Fifth Year” [location]; sits across road from The House of Artist’s Union (background), which houses the RIXC offices, my studio and accomodation. See how it looked on the 12 February

RIXC, Martin John Callanan
Railway bridge over Daugava

RIXC, Martin John Callanan
view towards Vanšu tilts, which holds the title of 47th of the world’s largest cable-stayed bridge with a span of 312 metres [location].

Zolitūde

RIXC, Martin John Callanan
Railway station

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

RIXC, Martin John Callanan
New dwellings built around lake to south-east of neighbourhood

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

“Zolitūde is a neighbourhood located on the city’s western edge consisting mostly of prefabricated Soviet-built apartments; built in the early 1980s. The population is mostly Russian-speaking. The proximity to the international airport, the seaside resorts of Jurmala, and the new architecture have made it attractive for young families. Most residents commute to the central business district by the electric railway; with two stations in the area” [editted quote] [location].

Domina Shopping

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

Domina “the largest shopping centre in the Baltic states” [location].
I am disappointed, in the macro sense, that humanity keeps making the same mistakes; allowing developers, with only five year projections, to construct such utter sheds of inhuman banality.

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