Repurposing in Riga

28 May

So having just returned from Riga, Latvia I could share with you a bunch of photos of good looking properties:

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But, what I noticed while in Riga was the amount of “repurposing” which was going on – that is, the use of something for a purpose other than its original intended used.  Repurposing an item can be done by modifying it to fit a new use, or by using the item as is in a new way.  So here is my collection of “What Sam Saw” of repurposing in Riga:

Bricks as art:

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Bricks as radiators (OK, I admit am cheating this is painted!):

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Vintage font as wash basin:

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Old shoes as shop display:

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Industrial machinery as curtain poles:

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Troughs and barrels as lights:

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Hoarding as a house:

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Old sock as a sign post cosy:

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And, my favourite: Transformer robot as window cornice detail:

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