I'm lovin' it

There are a lot of old, empty buildings in Riga.  You can easily turn a corner and be faced with somewhere that is boarded up, falling apart and covered in tape as a warning not to cross the threshold.  I imagine if you were a local you would be able to spend some time finding entry points to some amazing places.

I had taken a walk over the Stone Bridge to check out the library which was in a lovely looking modern building, but which is unfortunately in the middle of having some sort of renovation work done so getting images was not really possible from close up. I continued my walk down the river and turned a corner to find myself with a building as mentioned above, boarded up, falling apart, and a line of tape over the doors and windows.  So I started taking a few detail shots and noticed this McDonald’s cup lodged into this space.

I doubt that removal of the cup would result in the structure falling down, but it was the immediate thought that ran through my mind.  It was a very sunny day with pretty harsh light, but I liked the shadows being cast and used a vintage filter from Perfect Effects to take add a softer edge to it.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s