Art Nouveau in Riga, Latvia

fascinating outpost of continental art nouveau is the Latvian capital Riga and its famous architect contemporary of Edgar Wood, Mikhail Eisenstein whose flamboyant and sculptural buildings are very engaging.

Today, Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its art nouveau architecture making up an amazing 33% of all city centre buildings… the highest density of art nouveau in the world.

Here is a new on-line piece about Riga’s architecture and cultural associations that is well worth reading…

A mixture of styles in the Latvian capital, by Katherine Wood

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