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Alexander's Gate (Triumphal Arch), Riga, Latvia, June 11, 2009 | by Aris Jansons
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Alexander's Gate (Triumphal Arch), Riga, Latvia, June 11, 2009

Alexander's Gate (Triumphal Arch) was built in 1817 by Johann Daniel Gottfried to commemorate the victory of the Russian czar Alexander I over Napoleon in 1812. Originally sited on Brivibas Street, the ten-meter high structure was moved to Smerla Street in 1904. It was relocated at the Viesturdarzs park in 1936 as it interrupted the transport runs.

It is 10,1 m high, 9,7 m wide. The width of carriageway is 4,25 m. It is decorated by 4 bronze medallions with the symbols of peace and war.

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Taken on June 11, 2009