Can you see Riga's University of Science? Yes, the tower building very similar to Warsaw's Palace of Culture and Science. It's a gift from the Soviets too and this one was built in the 50s, too. Next to it you can see the halls of Riga's Central Market, which I absolutely love. There is a lot of fresh fruit and veggies waiting for you to buy and taste them, as well as kvass (traditional malt drink) stands. I especially love the steel railway bridge - it's beautiful.
Can you guess what this is?
It's the weirdest building ever. I don't really like it - I admit. It will be the Latvian National Library. They have such a wide variety of brilliant architecture in Riga... but this one for me is impossible to explain. They say it's the mountain of knowledge. Pretty random, ha...
Here I'm expressing my feelings about it.
And a tasty bite of postindustrial, fantabulous architecture. In this building, there's a muzeum of railway (dzelzcela muzejs). Ahh, the shiny windows!