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Ogre - Keipene [Sep. 9th, 2007|11:45 pm]
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In the programm "search the new territories" we made a bus hook through Ogre district (Ogre is a town 37 km from Riga), visiting villages Keipene and Suntazi - both about thousand of people, situated not totally in the asshole and not at great roads (railroad Riga - Ergli working with 1 train at day, way in the same direction is not asphalted). Nothing noticeable and therefore they can be an example of average Latvian village. The start - in Ogre. Instead of old building of bus station - a wall. Bus station at time of building was situated in place at railway station. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

New building of DnB Nord bank, at the same place. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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In the railway station. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

This hut with description in font "Comic Sans" is working as a temporarily bus station. Even in Moscow they are better. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

People standing for a town bus. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Cars, cars... Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

The new pavement with bycycles way (the red, with a pole at mid) is built by the EU money, as report the poster. Typically. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Soviet buildingsfar from the centre of town weren't changed for last 20 years. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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My camera very likes to change straight lines to curved. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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Our sky. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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Soviet agricultural machines - 2007. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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This terrifying landscape was tied with a building of road pub. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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In village Ledmane. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

The road Ledmane - Madliena. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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Madliena. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

At right the Culture House - a local proud at Soviet period, when the energic leader of collective farm (kolkhoz) could get much means from Riga. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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Keipene, ring of bus stop. Totally - 5 buses at day to Ogre, 3 to Riga, 7 in another directions. About the village: people 600, in all Keipene pagasts (district) 1300. Size of pagasts 9*10 км, 41% - forests, 2 lakes about 1*1 km. School (173 children, 19 teachers), kindergarten (35 children), Culture House, library, "Small clube of ladies", at the pagasts 5 sections of timbercrafts, carpentery, union of milk producers, agroservice, filling-station, slaughter-house, 2 hair-dressers' 2 unions of consumers, 5 shops, cafe. The embleme of pagasts is in Cthulhu's style: In Riga about the existence of this village knows about 1 man from 10. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Probably it's the prod of village: at the back of bus stop is built the toilet. It even is cleaned sometimes, it means it is possible to breathe there. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

The view to Keipene from side of toilet. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

I was waiting for much worse view. Usually I see the places in Latvia in better situstion than I was waiting - as am a pessimist about the world generally and about Latvia specially. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

The garbage-bin was transported from Italy. A help for poors or a joke of anybody? My version - the village chief bought in Italy so much garbage that was pressed to add for his car the trailer, which could find... Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

One from local "unions of consumers". Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Shop (Ilze - a popular latvian name, evidently from Elyzabeth). Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

The railway station from a road. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Buying up of scrap metal. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

At "Latvian time" (1920-1940) the line wished to build until town Madona, but the Soviet invasion stopped the works. The line remained weakly vegetated. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Station. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Flowers at entry. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

I turned to the entry... WTF. No, I wasn't waiting for the working of waiting-room in station. But to see at evening on small country station the info: "The museum of cinema producer Eizenstein" isn't safe for the psychics. (Eizenstein - a Soviet producer, 1898-1948, born in Riga. Known with patriotic historical films.) To call a guide we didn't wish and after only recognized details: a cinema festival "Arsenals" was once in Keipene. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Yet one result of festival: the gray blocks are a table and benches, where the great masters of cinema would meet and to chat about the life. Left from it - a land lighthouse with mailboxes for these producers, actors etc. By the legend, letters will be delivered by the pass-flying doves. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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We was going back to the village. A house by pass. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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The local Roman catholics didn't find a money or a belief for setting a cross on the church (the priest leads a mass here one time at month), but to plant flowers - it is a saint duty. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Fire pond at the Village Soviet. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

The Village Soviet. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Kindergarten, certainly. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Water tower on a hill - unlike the majority of those, visible from apart (and consequently it is usual more beautiful), this primitive dick successfully спрятан in park and is imperceptible outside. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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And nevertheless at once it is visible, that it is village. Irrespective of all Soviet diligence to liquidate all of farm and to transform " perspective settlements " into small towns. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Shortage of workers has reached and up to these places - are necessary agricultural workers, the salary of 600 dollars in a month. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

The index on a tavern. It is artificial clarified because it was absolutely imperceptible. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Shop again. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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Probably, all remains of an old mill on a hill, instead of kitsching new building. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Though also inhabitants have driven at will twist from farms in the center, but to guzzle something it is necessary? Here also there was such delirium dog - kitchen-garden colonies around of rural settlements. Now they are slowly transformed to something more made (high-grade houses or fields), the blessing meal now and in shops is. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Someone in any way does not manage to sell a small house at highway. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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And this here they, probably, drink. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Having looked round, we have gone in Suntazi. Continuation follows. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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