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Dying Mining Town

This former mining town may seem deserted at first sight. But it is a rather big workers’ settlement, not much alive, though. Well, the mines were closed, but people weren’t.

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Photo of Arjan Tupan

Looks familiar, this sight. There are some cities in Latvia, that have a similar issue. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, some work (especially military related) left Latvia, creating a big loss of jobs. I've seen a place with very similar building near where a navy port used to be.

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Sad scenario. I wonder how we can fight this kind of economic issues.

Photo of Arjan Tupan

Yes, would be great if we could find some solutions. I hope the concepting phase will bring some great plans forward.