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Riga Live Cam, Latvia – National Library

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The building of the National Library of Latvia (Latvian Gaismas pils -. «Lock of light”) – one of the modern attractions of Riga. Built in the years 2008-2014 on the left bank of the Daugava, opposite the historic city center.

April 3rd, 1919 Bolsheviks established the Latvian Central Library in the house at the corner of Kalku and Valnu.

After the withdrawal of the Bolsheviks, the building returned to the owners, and the State Library was moved to the former residence of the vice-governor of Livonia, the street Jauniela, d. 26. 1920 the library received room opposite the Riga Castle at Pils Square d. 2. Subsequently, the National Library has replaced a dozen buildings.

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Riga Live Cam, Latvia – The Vanšu Bridge

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The Vanšu Bridge (Latvian: Vanšu tilts) in Riga is a cable-stayed bridge that crosses the Daugava river in Riga, the capital of Latvia.

Its name literally means Cable-stayed bridge and is also translated as Shroud Bridge. 595 meters in length, it is one of five bridges crossing the Daugava in Riga and passes over Ķīpsala island. It was built during the Soviet period and opened to public use on 21 July 1981 as the Gorky Bridge (Latvian: Gorkija tilts) after Maxim Gorky street, today renamed Krišjānis Valdemārs street, which it extends across the river.

The Vanšu Bridge – type suspension bridge, consisting of one or more pylons, connected with the road straight through the steel cables – Ventoux. Unlike suspension bridges where the roadway is supported by vertical cables, attached to stretched the entire length of the bridge main suspension cable, cable-stayed bridges in the ropes (guys) are connected directly to the pylon.

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Riga Live Cam, Latvia – St. John’s Church

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Riga – the capital of Latvia and one of the largest cities of the Baltic States, each year attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. Here are the churches and the houses built by the best architects of bygone eras.

Riga’s streets are filled with living history, which at first sight captivates and charms the travelers.

With the Church of Sts. John related a legend that in the 15th century two monks of the monastery really wanted to be canonized. They bricked alive in the wall of the monastery. While they were alive, they were fed Rigans specially abandoned hole in the wall. However, after the death of the monks, their dad never proclaimed saints.

The remains of the monks are still in the walls of the monastery, and in memory of their death in an outside wall made cross-shaped hole.

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