2017-02-05 57 24

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Sun 5 Feb 2017 in 57,24:
57.0435171, 24.0398548

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On the edge of Daugavgrīva fortress, Riga, Latvia.


FelixTheCat (talk)


I was on my way back from Tartu this Sunday, driving towards Riga Airport to catch my flight home. This hash was located on the northern edge of Riga, actually quite close to the airport. And it appeared to be on some old defensive location with bastions and such. Turns out this was an old fortress that was used to defend the mouth of the river Daugava, but which is nowadays open to the public. A few other people were wandering around in the area. The fortress looks derelict and abandoned, and has quite an "urbexy" feel to it. I walked up to one of the bastions and found that the hash was 64 metres ahead of me, right down by the water. Not sure if I would be able to reach that point I walked around to the other side, and discovered that there was in fact a passage all the way down. The point was really on the edge of the water, but because it was frozen I could step just a bit further than I would have done in summer (although the ice was really not strong enough to stand on). I took a few pictures, wandered around a bit more and then went on to the airport.

This was a really nice and unique location that I would never have visited otherwise :-)



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