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New wave, Tall Ship Races and Fireworks in Riga

July is usually a party month in Riga and this year was no exception. In just one weekend we had several major events like New Wave show, Comedy club parties, The Tall Ship Races event that ended up with a hue fireworks.

New wave in Jurmala

Jomas street in Jurmala.

Jurmala globe

Popular Jurmala globe.

Packed Jurmala city

As always completely impossible to park.

Fancy car parking

Parking is mostly full with Mercedes, BMW and Porsche cars.

New wave entrance

People are waiting for the celebrities to arrive.

New wave entrance

New wave entrance

New wave red porsche

I wonder who has this red Porsche?

New wave baloons

New wave baloons

New wave cars :)

Rolls Royce, Range Rover, Mercedes :)

Jurmala beach fancy cars

Fancy cars go right up to the beach.

Jurmala new wave

Some people are even using binoculars to see the action.

Car traffic in Jurmala

Fancy car traffic.

Stylish Lithuanians in Jurmala

Stylish Lithuanians in Jurmala.

Tall Ship Races 2013

The next day we went to see the Tall Ship Races 2013. I haven't seen so many people in a long time here.

Tall Ship Races 2013 in Riga

The ships are quite huge as well.

Girl drawing the Tall Ship Races 2013 in Riga

A girl is capturing the view. I think she got it pretty well.

Tall Ship Races 2013 in Riga

And of course a stage with some performance show.

Cloudy weather in Riga

I wish it was sunnier and the skies were blue.

Tall Ships Races 2013

After ten years the sailing event "Tall Ships Races 2013" with its innumerable magnificent tall ships are visiting Riga again.

Tall Ships Races 2013

Such a nice place to visit. Lucky all the tourists that came here at the right time.

Tall Ships Races 2013 Swedish ship

Real Swedish ship.

Tall Ships Races 2013 crowd

If you want to get on the ship you must stay in line for at least half an hour or even more. People are just everywhere.

Tall Ships Races 2013 russian ship

I suppose a russian ship.

Tall Ships Races 2013 from London

And this one might come from the UK. Guess why? :)

Tall Ships Races 2013 in Riga

I wonder how it is possible to maintain all these ropes.

Tall Ships Races 2013 countries.

Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Sweden and Russia.

Tall Ships Races 2013 and Ingus

And here I am.

Tall Ships Races 2013

The ships are so huge that can be seen from miles long distance.

Tall Ships Races 2013 in Riga, Latvia

Welcome to Riga

Tall Ships Races 2013 fireworks in Riga

As the evening came the crowd gathered for the fireworks. I was lucky to find a good spot.

Tall Ships Races 2013 fireworks in Riga

Even though the best view might be somewhere near the ships. I was standing on the bridge but as it turned out at the side of the fireworks.

Tall Ships Races 2013 fireworks in Riga by the Daugava

As the people came the traffic got much worse until it stopped completely.

Tall Ships Races 2013 fireworks in Riga

Riga is ready.

Tall Ships Races 2013 fireworks in Riga

And here they go.

Tall Ships Races 2013 fireworks in Riga

Not the best angle I suppose but still quite good spot for admiring.

Riga Tall Ship Races 2013 fireworks

And we were lucky to have such a beautiful summer evening as well.

Riga Tall Ship Races 2013 fireworks

So enjoy the fireworks.

Riga Tall Ship Races 2013 fireworks

Fireworks lasted for over 20 minutes.

Riga Tall Ship Races 2013 fireworks

Not the best place for the people to stand behind it. I was lucky not to have smoke coming in my direction.

Beautiful fireworks in Riga

Beautiful

Riga Tall Ship Races 2013 beautiful fireworks

Riga Tall Ship Races 2013 fireworks

At the end the smoke covered all of the left bank of the river.

Beautiful fireworks in Riga

But the view was spectacular.

Amazing fireworks in Riga, Latvia

The last bits of it.

Riga Tall Ship Races 2013 ships at night

And here are the ships at night. I think now they look even more gorgeous.

Riga Tall Ship Races 2013 ships at night.

I wish the crowd would stay still. :)

Riga Tall Ship Races 2013 valediction

The next morning we arrived to see the ships leaving Riga.

Riga Tall Ship Races 2013 valediction in Riga

There sure were a lot of people who wanted to see them for the last time.

Riga Tall Ship Races 2013 valediction in Riga

Even from above.

Riga Tall Ship Races 2013 valediction in Riga

Unfortunately not all ships opened their sales.

Riga Tall Ship Races 2013 valediction

It's a shame to realise that the same even will take place maybe only in ten years.

Riga Tall Ship Races 2013 valediction in Riga

Hope to see you again some day.

Riga Tall Ship Races 2013 valediction in Riga on Daugava

Some were smaller that the others.

Riga Tall Ship Races 2013 valediction in Riga

One of the largest ships here.

Captain Glowacki ship

Captain Glowacki from Poland made a surprise for us.

Captain Glowacki ship in Riga

They look so cool on up there.

Captain Glowacki ship in Riga

But as you can see they all have safety belts.

Captain Glowacki ship

See you :)

Riga Tall Ship Races 2013 valediction in Riga

As you can see the crew consists of girls as well.

Riga Tall Ship Races 2013 valediction in Riga

This one started to open its sales.

Riga Tall Ship Races 2013 valediction in Riga on Daugava

Say goodbye to the last ship of the Tall Ship Races 2013.

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