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Batteries of Mangalsala or Abandoned Forts Near Riga. P.2

Gian Luka • 4 minutes read • March 29th, 2017
Let's continue our tour of batteries of Mangalsala (Batteries of Mangalsala or Abandoned Forts Near Riga. P.1)!
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The doors has survived in this cellar.
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Exit from the cellars. Probably there was amenity space here.
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There's the battery of 152 mm guns on the hill.
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This is the largest battery on Mangalsala. It was built in 1912, modernized in the 1930s and post-war years. There were 6 large guns from 130 to 200 mm on the battery.
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The battery was blown up.
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Apparently, these are machine gun firing ports.
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Look at the width of the concrete and imagine how intense the explosion was.
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Remains of the gun carriage.
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Probably, this is the firing port for the supply of shells.
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Entrance to the bunker. Unfortunately, we did not bring a flashlight, so we did not get inside.
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Our new findings.
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At first we thought those were the TNT blocks, but after coming closer, we found out that those were accumulators.
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Probably this was used for the radio stations.
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Holster. We didn't manage to identify the gun...
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Here's the barb again.
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Former barracks (built during the Russian Empire) are now used as a residential house.
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Here are the oldest remaining batteries on the peninsula. In fact, it was a large fort built in 1808.
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The coast of the peninsula offers a beautiful view of the River Daugava. You can see Riga in the distance.
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There's Daugavgriva Castle somewhere behind the cranes.
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The Baltic Sea on the horizon.
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Here's the river panorama.
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This is a very interesting peninsula and there is a desire to visit it once again, but being already better prepared. I'd like to see what's left inside the bunkers and batteries, maybe, to wander around the peninsula with a mine detector. In general, we were extremely surprised that there's such an interesting place only 30 km from Riga.
Author: Gian Luka
Source: gianluka.livejournal.com
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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