1. Ice Swimmer says

    The grassy tracks and the old buildings are great. What I love about the stair pictures is that the height is emphasized, in the downstairs one, this is especially strong.

  2. rq says

    Oy, the stairs were quite high up and not conducive to confidence! But there were points up there. Anyway, that’s a derelict (? -- not actually sure) trainyard from one of the historically industrial areas of Riga (still somewhat industrial). Near one of the more impressive old-style train stations, but I completely forgot to capture that one. The graffitti stood out due to its colour. The first photo is actually a former mansion estate that used to be rural Riga. It’s in heavy disrepair but there’s plans for reconstruction. It’s now bordered by one of the poorer areas of the city, the trainyards and forest. Sad yet still clinging to existence.
    The second-to-last building sign says ‘carbonated drinks’ and is probably a joke residents of formerly Soviet states might understand (it was a bit lost on me, like a former cultural icon made obsolete by time and western influence).

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