Friday, April 02, 2010

Senite (75/100)


Behold the architectural marvels of Soviet restaurant design!


This is the Senite restaurant, once reportedly a real hotspot. This is an odd bit of architecture, but even odder in that it is along the highway, next to absolutely nothing else, about a half hour outside of Riga. It supposedly marked the furthest that Soviet-era visitors were allowed to stray outside of Riga without special permission, lest they happen upon a top-secret radar installation or underground lair.


It has been abandoned since we've been in Latvia, and from the looks of things, long before that. There is a sign on the front, lost in a sea of plywood, that claims the location is closed for "reconstruction." I don't think anyone is holding their breath for the new, improved Senite to open its doors.

2 comments:

A Daring Adventure said...

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A Daring Adventure said...

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