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50 Venti 2011, Latvia

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Years of issue: 10.2011
Edition: 1 000 000
Signatures: no signature
Serie: Ventspils. Venty
Specimen of: 2011
Material: Paper
Size (mm): 150 x 76
Printer: Unknown printer

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50 Venti 2011

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50 Venti 2011

Cow babe and Mazbānītis Narrow-Gauge Railway Track.

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Cow babe: pictorial concept of paints. Optical paint effects, games in the style of pop art. Author Ritums Ivanov.

Mazbānītis Narrow-Gauge Railway Track.

Seaside Open-Air Museum’s favourite exhibit and source of entertainment is the 600 mm narrow-gauge railway train Mazbānītis.

The two locomotives with 2nd and 3rd Class cars, as well as the popular open cars, currently operate on the 1.4 km. Circular Line and the 3.0 km. Hill Line that leads to the Ventspils Adventure Park.

The 1916 narrow-gauge railway train with a steam locomotive will take you on a slow trip, letting you see:

an exhibition of anchors,

the historical main train station building,

the depot,

train stop replicas.

During World War 1, these railways were built by the German army, and the line connected Ventspils with fishing villages on the sea coast. (www.latvia.travel)

In the summer of 2002 in the city of Ventspils the project "Cow Parade: Ventspils-2002" was implemented. On the streets, squares, parks and squares of the city of Ventspils, 26 full-size cattle sculptures made of fiberglass were on display for everyone. These sculptures were originally white in beautiful works of art were turned by famous artists and musicians from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Denmark. After the parade, a part of the cows were sold at a charity auction, and eight decorated burries remained in the city. Later, cows-giants were added to them on the embankment and on the promenade of the Southern Piers.

In 2012, noting the decade of the project "Cow Parade: Ventspils-2002", in Ventspils streets, parks and squares, there were again various participants of the "Cow Parade: Ventspils 2012" artwork - a total of 24 sculptures, which were again decorated by artists from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Azerbaijan, as well as Ventspils children, students of Ventspils University College, sportsmen and other famous residents of the city.

Ventspils Free Port is a deep-sea port on the east coast of the Baltic Sea in the city of Ventspils (Latvia). In terms of volume of cargo handled, it is the largest port in Latvia and one of the leading ports in the Baltic Sea. It does not freeze all year round.

Since 1997, there is a special economic zone, which gives enterprises the opportunity to obtain substantial tax benefits and creates favorable conditions for investment.

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Mazbānītis Narrow-Gauge Railway Track.

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Ventspils

Over the past years, Ventspils has been and was rated as one of the most beautiful and friendly cities in Europe. In Ventspils it is easy to forget that you are actually in Latvia - the city has its own banner, the inhabitants speak their own language, have their own time period - Ventspils time.

To date, the city of Ventspils has issued its currency - venti, which has made the city more friendly, comfortable and accessible to its regular guests and other visitors.

In October 2011, for the first time, officially, one million Vents was issued in circulation. At the moment, the ventes are issued in the following six denominations: 5 vents, 10 vents, 20 vents, 50 vents, 100 vents and 500 vents. (www.ventspils.lv)

If you are interested in the question - why I decided to place Venti on my site, I will answer - I have a lot of links with Ventspils.. In one word - I'm not indifferent to it :)

I grew up in Ventspils from 1973 to 1984. In the city I visited the kindergarten "Teremok" on Vasarnichu Street, the 3rd eight-year school (up to the 5th grade). For those who know Ventspils I will say - I lived on Silu Street, which is next to Metru Street, opposite the city cemetery.

Some photos from Ventspils:

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