Monday, 31 August 2009


shopping in maxima still manages to excite me. especially today as i found this little treasure - "САША ОДЕКОЛОН". not that i really was searching for an eau de cologne, i guess i just couldn't resist the charm of sasha and also would have taken him home if he would have been full of ШНАПС...

Saturday, 29 August 2009

weekend activity III

it might just as well be the last opportunity this weekend to grill shashlik.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

house on fire

last week my copy shop in agenskalns was burning. somehow i managed to take a picture without depicting neither the shop nor the fire. i probably should have read these instructions first...

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

i don't gif up yet...

...but photobucket is gifing me some problems. old gifs are not shown for a while because photobucket is tired. so let it rest and come back later

Sunday, 23 August 2009

how to become superstitious

ruedi wants to become superstitious. actually he already is, as he never shook my hand standing in the doorway or also believing he can only become latvian by saying "davai" and wearing a blue hat. but there are also other superstitions which he thought would be easier to remember thanks to the repetition gifs provide. so we created some together...

now especially in times of crisis i also must remember always to keep a little bit of money in my wallet, because otherwise the devil comes and takes a crap in it:

then if you kept at least on cent or santim it also comes handy once someone presents you a sharp object, because then you have to give a little bit money not to get into conflict:

well and the next one seems like a self-fulfilling prophecy. it says if you put on your clothes inside out, you soon will get drunk. cheers:

the rest of the gifs we created you can see on ruedi's blog post

Saturday, 22 August 2009

weekend activity II

right click - safe image - open image - zoom until full screen - watch -
once you watched it long enough: try to turn your screen, so that the arrow always shows in the same direction.


Wednesday, 19 August 2009

introducing rūdi

ruedi, among some latvians already called rūdplesis, is a swiss guy with the crazy wish to become latvian. check out his blog and see how far he already got. here you can see him enjoying a rest on a swing couch, or however these things are called.

Saturday, 15 August 2009


cleaning and cutting mushrooms looks easy, but it was quite exhausting never-ending work, especially after running one hour through a forest trying to keep up with the mushroom specialists ansis and janis, picking up mushrooms, not picking up poisonous mushrooms and not to get lost in the same time.

Friday, 14 August 2009

weekend activity

right click - safe image - open image - zoom until full screen - watch

Thursday, 13 August 2009

lost outside the city

at the dubulti train station people just disapear. but somewhow they always come back. in my opinion it is the most beautiful train station far and wide. the only one that can keep up might be this in lviv. in which train station you would like to get lost?

Monday, 10 August 2009

urban exploration

i don't know if this is good or bad, but latvia surely is a great place for urban explorations. just 50 km outside of riga in middle of the kemeri national park you can find the beautiful ugly sanatorija "Līva". building up this monster allegedly took 10 years and it opened its doors in 1988, containing guest rooms for up to 600 people and all kinds of fancy shmancy spa installments. Already in 1993 it closed and now it is completely plundered and vandalized. Currently it is said that the buildings belong to an arabian company with seat in italy, who have plans to build apartments in one building and in the other a three star hotel. good luck!

panorama from the top floor:

panorama from the first floor:
Photobucket is a nice page where you can find more pictures of places worthy for urban exploration. i sure hope there won't be shadowy pictures of the "castle of light" very soon.

Wednesday, 05 August 2009

rigas streets

on riga's streets you can find quite a lot of so called "street art". but soon you can recognize it is all made by the same 4 or 5 people, they are just very active. in my closest neighborhood you can find at least two dozen pics of kiwie as they are all very similar they are ideal to gif: