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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Historic Centre of Riga, Latvia

Card # 25
This beautiful Postcard i received from postcrossing :)

Riga's historical centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city is particularly notable for its extensive Jugendstil (German Art Nouveau) architecture, which UNESCO considers to be unparalleled anywhere in the world.

Riga in 1650. The inscription reads: Prospect der Stadt Riga ums Jahr 1650 (View at the City of Riga in the year 1650). Drawing by Johann Christoph Brotze

A view of Riga on a postcard. circa 1900. Read more

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