Sandris Jaudzems

 Gay pride, Riga, 2015.  EuroPride 2015 Parade took place on June 20, 2015 at 14.00. Parade included main central streets of Riga. The parade ended in a park where Rally took place right after the parade. This was the first time when a pride parade in Riga was longer than few hundred meters.

I had the opportunity to participate in this event with my friends. Luckily I had my camera with me.

Royal ascot is one of the great occasions of the sporting year where fashions share the spotlight with the horses,and the peers million dollar thoroughbreds racing for the prestige races while the winning owners walk about with smiles upon their faces , celebs strut around hoping to be seen, while others strain their necks just to see the queen, fashion experts offer their opinions on the clothes being worn by people who are only there to pose , four days of top class racing and some extravagant hat creations royal processions add the regal touch of class making royal ascot a sporting spectacle which cannot be surpassed.

I had the opportunity to participate in this event with my friends. Luckily I had my camera with me. This was the year 2007 (hope I am not mistaken).

The Rex Cinema and Bar was a private members bar located in Rupert Street, Soho.

It took it's name from the historical UK cinema group The Rex, which began in the early 1900's.

The bar opened in May 2003, featuring a state-of-the-art 75 seat cinema, together with a 1930's style bar, designed by Beth Earl & Libby Avigdori.

The Rex remained a personal favourite of the film, media and music set. Due to its exclusive nature, it had also been discovered by many celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Usher, Rachael Stevens, Britney Spears, Natalie Imbruglia, Bruce Willis, Jude Law, Daniel Craig, Axl Rose, Kiefer Sutherland, Pussy Cat Dolls, Sienna Miller, Rhys Ifans, Girls Aloud - to name but a few... The Rex is now closed.

I had the opportunity to participate in this event with my friends. Luckily I had my camera with me.This was the year 2008 (hope I am not mistaken). 

 

A funeral is a ceremony for celebrating, respecting, sanctifying, or remembering the life of a person who has died. Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember the dead, from interment itself, to various monuments, prayers, and rituals undertaken in their honor. Customs vary widely between cultures, and between religious affiliations within cultures. The word funeral comes from the Latin "funus", which had a variety of meanings, including the corpse and the funerary rites themselves. Funerary art is art produced in connection with burials, including many kinds of tombs, and objects specially made for burial with a corpse. 

This particular ceremony took place in Latgalia (Latvia), at small villages cemetery, in Šoldri. This was the year 2009 or 2010.

The number of lakes in the territory of Latvia amounts to 3000. If those are added whose surface is less than one hectare, the lakes number 5000. The total area of our lakes equals about 110 thousand hectares. Thus, the lakes cover 1.64% of the territory of Latvia. Most lakes are situated in Latgale – 3.11% of the total area of its territory. Latgale is called the land of blue lakes from time immemorial, because there are about a thousand reservoirs there. Local inhabitants call the lake Razna "Latgalian sea" with their special love. The lake is the biggest one according to it's displacement (405 millions m3) of water which makes up almost 20% of water of all Latgalian lakes and it's the second in Latvia according to the size after lake Lubanas(57,56 square km but including islands it is 57,81 square km) The greatness of lake Razna is also it's size, the length of the lake in west-eastern direction is 12,1 km, the width 7km(eastern part). The average depth - 7m, the deepest place is 17 m. There are ten picturesque islands on the lake. The lake is situated among fabulous Latgalian sites of ancient time wrapped up by legendary mountains such as Makonkalns and Liela Liepu kalns-Big lime tree mountain (289,3 m above sea level) the third highest peak in Latvia. 

This was the year 2009 (hope I am not mistaken) Luckily I had my camera with me. 

A commemorative plaque was unveiled on the intersection of Kalku Street and Valnu Street in Riga's Old Town on Aug 30, 2013, dedicated to the Baltic Way human chain 24 years ago.Estonia was represented by Ambassador Mati Vaarmann, Latvia was represented by Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs, Lithuania was represented by Vilnius Mayor Arturas Zuokas. 
The plaque is a gift by the city of Vilnius. A similar plaque was unveiled in Vilnius on May 24 and in Tallinn on August 20.
The commemorative plaque was sculpted by Lithuanian sculptor Gitenis Umbrasas.

Edīte, Ilze, Nauris, Imants, Mareks, Austris ... deviņdesmitie. 

 

Agnese un meitenes, varētu būt 2007 gads. 

 Fotogrāfija ir lielisks atmiņu, sajūtu konservants, man jāsaka. Cilvēki, kas tavā dzīvē reiz ieņēma tik svarīgas vietas, pazūd no tās, atstājot aiz sevis telpu citiem, ne mazāk svarīgiem. Fotogrāfijas paliek, bildēs viss arvien ir tāpat kā toreiz, vienmēr paliks droši vien. 2001. gads, Jūrmala. 

Busiņā uz Stounhendžu, kopā ar Ilvu, Tomasu, viņa draudzeni. Mēs abi ar Ilvu busiņa aizmugurē, kur nav sēdekļu. 2007 gads. 

On January 26th 2014, the Palladium concert hall in Riga guest was one of Britains's most seccessfull bangs - Simple Minds. 

Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band formed in 1977. They achieved commercial success in the early 1980s and, despite various personnel changes, continue to record and tour. Wikipedia 

Gustavs Butelis, better known by his stage name Gustavo, is a Latvian rapper and record producer. Wikipedia

 

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