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Forgotten Places

(June 19–27, 2010)

Yasuhiro Muranaka

Shiomibashi Station

Vil Muhametshin

Post-Industrial Stonehenge

Lucavsala Island, Riga, Latvia

June 27, 2010, 17:00 UTC (19:00 local time)

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The post-industrial Stonehenge ... also known as "Devil's Bath" among some locals, is located on the lush green island of Lucavsala, just some ten minutes drive from Old Riga with its UNESCO listed architecture. Despite the proximity, few people know about this hidden corner; in summer you are likely to meet "vagabond" fishermen here, who migrate all across the Daugava River in search for fishy places or occasional swimmers, enjoying the quietness of the area.

We actually don't know what used to be here before, a pier or a never-finished bridge to another island perhaps. Agile visitors can practice their jumping skills here, quite a thrilling experience!

Europe / Latvia

Lat: 56° 55' 39.73" N
Long: 24° 7' 18.87" E

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Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.

Canon 5D Mark II, Sigma 8mm fisheye, Kaidan pano head with Manfrotto tripod.

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