Daugavgrīvas cietoksnis

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

Daugavgrīvas cietoksnis an 13th century fortification to protect the mouth of Daugava and the orginal settlement up river. Used as a military base until the withdraw of Soviet forces [location] [vēsture].

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].

Biķernieku mežs

RIXC, Martin John Callanan
[translation]

“In 1941 – 1945 here, in Bikernieki Forest, Nazis [...] murdered thousands of Jews [...] [and] politically persecuted persons and Soviet Prisoners of War”; mass graves [location].

Brīvības Piemineklis

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

The Freedom Monument seen with Guard of Honour. The monument is a symbol of Latvian unity and sovereignty. It was intended as a memorial to honour soldiers killed in action during the Latvian War of Independence. Today, the Freedom Monument is one of the most important national symbols of Latvia. The monument is featured on the proposed Latvian 2 Euro coin [location].

Uzvaras parks

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

RIXC, Martin John Callanan

The monument for “Soviet troops, who liberated Soviet Latvia and Riga from the German Fascists” (which is its official name), Uzvaras parks. Constructed in 1985, 79 meters tall. [location] [news story from Jan 2007]. This is one of the few public locations in Riga covered by CCTV.

Revolution of The Fifth Year

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.

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