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Townhall square



View to one of landmark places in Riga - Townhall square, you see Riga Townhall to the left, House of Blackheads to the right. You may think that you see many historical buildings here, but the truth is, that only lower part of St Peter's church here is older than 50 years - everything else are replicas. Current House of Blackheads was built in 2001, Riga Townhall - in 2003, but St Peter's church tower was rebuilt in 1973. All of them were torned down in World wars. There is also a modern building "Kamariņa nams" (the green one), regarded as one of the ugliest modern buildings in Old Town. It's all together isn't the standard of "harmonious cityscape" but still is an interesting mix of different eras trying to blend together (you don't see the Occupation museum here, which hasn't tried it and stands sharply out of the suroundings). [full_width]
Townhall square Reviewed by PhotoRiga on Monday, March 11, 2013 Rating: 5

3 comments:

  1. A marvellous view !! . The black cat house .. is near.?

    Tomás.

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  2. Nice view - super to see this central place from a new angle!

    @Tomás: No - black cat house is at the next square (Livu) 5 min. walks from here.

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  3. Excelent picture from different view! :)

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