Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Views of the Vanšu Tilts 2

The Vanšu Tilts (Vanshu, if the "š" isn't showing up on your display, or if you don't know how to pronounce a Latvian "š", which why would you?) is one of the most recognizable features of the Riga skyline. It's one of those cool assymetrical suspension bridges that I didn't even know they could make in 1981, let alone to do so in the Soviet Union. But if the Soviets were masters of anything, it was the uses and abuses of concrete, so it should not have been a surprise.

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