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Different Riga

Gian Luka • 4 minutes read • November 8th, 2016

Riga

is very different, and it makes a very special impression... I want to show you a little bit different Riga in this post. Think of it as just of a small stroll through the old European capital.
Riga has many beautiful houses in terms of architecture. You can see the European past in many details.
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Riga has very beautiful and clean streets. It is great that there's a lot of stone-block pavement!
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Well, some buildings cause indescribable delight.
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I really like arches of Riga;)
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The city has many different cathedrals and churches. All of them had a hard fate. For example

Holy Trinity Cathedral

 built in 1884. It used to serve as the cathedral, and as the garrison Kirche (in the time of the Germans in 1917), and as the cathedral again, as the visual aid room and the planetarium... And finally it became the cathedral again. Be it so!
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But not everything is fine in

Riga

. It is very different.
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You can easily find such buildings with inscriptions in the city center...
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The city has a lot of dilapidated and crumbling buildings...
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Some buildings require a good renovation.
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Some of them are already restored, but with inscriptions made by vandals.
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Why they spoiled such beauty?!
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Some buildings are in complete ruins... I couldn't even imagine this in the center of the EU's state capital.
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It should be noted that a lot of buildings are well-maintained, and it looks perfectly!
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Some buildings have their own "shabby" charm.
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Adjacency of the pre-revolutionary building and the Empire style looks pretty well.
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There are more good things in Riga than bad ones. That devastation which you can see in some places, probably, adds some flavor... They've got what to aim at ;)
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It's beautiful, isn't it?..
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There's such a special entourage...
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It would be absolutely beautiful without those umbrellas.
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Why don't they make beautiful umbrellas, without ads and labels? To fit in with the style of the street.
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City has miraculously gathered a lot of different architectural styles and it really attracts.
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Riga is a wonderful example of a mixture of different ages, cultures, which miraculously has come together and now are one, incomprehensible, but beautiful style.. some special style... style of Riga.
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Author: Gian Luka
Source: gianluka.livejournal.com
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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