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View of Old Riga from the Ferris wheel on Livu Square
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Last winter Old Riga welcomed a very unusual visitor. The giant Ferris wheel “Hanse Rad”, which was touring Eastern Europe, made itself at home on Livu Square offering an exciting and very different view of the city’s historic centre.

Those brave enough to challenge the cold weather were rewarded with a new perspective on Riga. Rising 40 metres above the ground in just a few moments, flying past streets and rooftops, many fascinating discoveries sprung into view. Peculiar stone animals and birds sit with perfect calm on buildings’ façades, hidden terraces and old chimneys emerge here and there; the sun glints from the many gilded elements that generously decorate the town…

Interactive tour with photogallery and hotspots watch here - http://www.virtuallatvia.lv/view-of-old-riga-from-the-ferris-wheel

Copyright: Vil muhametshin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Subida: 30/03/2011
Actualizado: 25/06/2014
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Tags: aerial panorama; lifted; photos; vecrīga; riga; līvu laukums; latvija
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