Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Latvia - Historic Centre of Riga
The first of the three postcards sent by Zaone from Riga in Latvia. This postcard shows an Art Nouveau style building in Alberta Street No. 13. in Riga, Latvia.
The Historic Centre of Riga, while retaining its medieval and later urban fabric relatively intact, is of outstanding universal value by virtue of the quality and the quantity of its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture, unparalleled anywhere in the world, and its 19th-century architecture in wood. It has exerted a considerable influence within the Baltic cultural area on subsequent developments in architecture.