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You are standing in the middle of a suburb that didn't exist just a couple of years ago. It was fields, green grass, nothing more. Some dozen of minutes away from Riga, now you are stuck behind an hour's worth of traffic on your way back home.
When you bought your plot of land barely three years ago, you were just a handful of houses here. Now, you don't even bother counting anymore.
This is the house of your new neighbours. Hopefully they will be nice people.

The winter is slowly melting away and soon this new, booming neighbourhood will be alive with its new inhabitants, their children and pets. Welcome to the world you'd seen on TV and that now is yours.

Welcome to a world of traffic and disappearing springs.
Yes, those have been polluted by all the runoff that these new suburban settlements have created in the past year or so.
And welcome to the world of burglary alarms.
What will you do when the one downstairs goes off and you know the security men will take about four minutes, at best, to reach your home?

Greetings from Latvia!
Here the brand new buildings pop up like mushrooms.
Here there is talk of a devaluation...

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On a technical side of things: perhaps I haven't posted in long enough, but... when I view the picture on my laptop's preview it looks fine, well contrasted and in proper colour, yet here on the site it looks bleak and grey! Can anyone tell me what's wrong?

And when on my website, it looks like it should, meaning --> like this.

Thank You in advance to all those amongst You who take the time to comment and/or criticise!

Uhu, daburg, ktanska, luisafonso, Davids, sarju, Brian has marked this note useful

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