That part of Riga

This large-scale street art was created in 2018 and covers the walls of the pedestrian tunnel that connects Riga's central part (Gertrudes iela) with Maskavas forštate [Moscow's suburbs], but initially the idea of renewing the pedestrian tunnel walls by painting them came from Moscow's suburbs residents in 2015. The wall art is a mix of places that associate with Moscow's suburbs and parts of the song "That Part of Riga" song lyrics. 

The author of the song - Latvian singer and songwriter Māra Upmane-Holšteina - granted permission to use her song's lyrics on this public artwork. 
The parts of song lyrics visible on the wall: 
"Dedicated to Moscow's suburb and its residents. "
"(..) Among the rubble shines a city that is always growing
Open your eyes to look around
It's not been here like ten years ago! 
(..) Grow and evolve
Appear in a different light
Always change
New thoughts come true…  
(..) No, no, I don't need to be in another Riga.  
(..) That part of Riga
That part of my Riga
Complex, completely unknown… "

The places visible in the wall art was agreed upon with the municipality and the chosen objects are the ones that show the characteristics of Moscow's suburb, these objects are as follows: Orthodox church, Lutheran church, 15th trolley, The twin water towers,  Latvian Academy of Sciences and Riga Central Market, wooden houses and suburb's architecture.

Created on July 3, 2018
Satekles iela 15, Latgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

Marker details

Commissionedcity municipality
Date created2018-07-03T21:00:00.000Z
Marker typeartwork