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Riga - Architecture (4 photos)
by David Moed Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C:  W: 21 N: 34] (56)

Architecture in Riga is one of it’s charmes!

The mixure of Jugendstil architecture and wooden houses is great. The centre is protected and on the world heritage list. Riga exploded out of it's historical borders during 1880-1914. Much of what is visable now, was build then. After WWII houses were still build in a german style (Stalin period), then big housing projects were started (Krosov period), resulting in the end in the concrete complexes we all know as typical soviet architecture.