Art Nouveau in Riga, Latvia

25 08 2012

Our guide told us that 40% of architecture in the city of Riga is art nouveau from the early 20th century.  I thought the style was beautiful from seeing it in Vienna a couple of years ago:

Art Nouveau in Vienna

And in Budapest last year:

Art Nouveau in Budapest

As a style of architecture, it’s always fascinating and beautiful to look at but in Riga, the sculptures attached to the buildings seemed slightly more scary than from other cities.  And while there are very well-kept buildings there are others that are totally run down which is a pity.

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Art Nouveau in Riga

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