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Galleria Riga

Yesterday attended the new department store in Riga which opened last week - "Galleria Riga". It's largest of such kind exclusive stores in Riga. Security guards were kind and allowed to take interior photos - you can visit the full gallery and also read the article in my other page. In terms of architecture, Galleria Riga has chosen to follow the classical, royal style of such department stores. I’m not a fan of such thinking. Instead of trying to look like another “Lafayette” (of course, Galleria Riga is not THAT posh), “Harrods”, “GUM”, etc, the project developers and architects should have rather look at those stores which are built in recent past - Warsaw’s amazing “Zlote Tarasy”, Berlin’s “Quartier”, etc, and try to compete in modern and progressive architecture. Can't say that Galleria Riga looks exactly like history's replica but you can't say also that it's really modern or futuristic.

Galleria Riga Reviewed by Ikars Kublins on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Rating: 5

1 comment:

  1. Great shots and brautiful colors!
    Greetings from Berlin:-)


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