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Majestic portrait

Forty per cent of buildings in the centre of Riga belong to art nouveau, which is more than in other European cities. Moreover, art and architecture connoisseurs believe that it is in Riga that art nouveau found especially powerful and sweeping expression. In order to preserve Old Riga, Riga’s wooden buildings and the art nouveau architecture, the historical centre of Riga has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Source: www.latvia.travel/en/art-nouveau-riga

 

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Taken on August 23, 2011