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The Town Hall in Old City of Riga

The Town Hall in Old City of Riga

Statue of the Latvian Red Riflemen in Town Hall Square

Statue of Latvian Riflemen in Town Hall Square

The Latvian riflemen were formed to defend Baltic territories in World War I.

The Freedom Monument in Riga

The Freedom Monument in Riga

This is a memorial to soldiers killed
 during the Latvian War of Independence ( 1918–1920 ).
 It is a symbol of the freedom, independence and
 sovereignty of Latvia.
The 42-metre ( 138ft ) high monument is a focal point
 for gatherings and ceremonies.

Guards on The Freedom Monument in Riga

Guards on The Freedom Monument in Riga

The Freedom Monument in Riga

The Freedom Monument in Riga

The Latvian Academy of Science Building in Riga

The Latvian Academy of Science Building

This was built between 1953 and 1956
 and was a gift from other Soviet republics.

 At a height of 108 metres ( 354ft )
it was the first skyscraper in Latvia

and,
at the time, one of the highest
 reinforced concrete buildings in the world.


A viewing platform on the 17th floor
provides a bird's-eye view over Riga.


 

 

Daugava River and the Riga TV and Radio Tower from the Academy of Science Building

Daugava River and the Riga TV and Radio Tower from the Academy of Science Building

The Riga Radio and TV Tower is the tallest structure in the Baltic States and in the European Union.
 It was built between 1979 and 1986 by the USSR.
 Its highest point reaches 368.5m ( 1,209 ft ) making it the third tallest tower in Europe
 ( after the Ostankino Tower at 540m ( 1,772ft ) and the Kiev TV Tower at 385m ( 1,263 ft ) )
 and the 14th tallest tower in the world.
There is an observation platform at a height of 97 metres.


Buildings in Livu Laukums in Old Riga

Buildings in Livu Laukums - the central square in Old Riga




The Three Brothers Buildings in Livu Laukums in Old Riga

The Three Brothers Buildings in Livu Laukums




The " Cat House " in Livu Laukums in the Old City of Riga

The " Cat House " in Livu Laukums




The Guild House in Livu Laukums in the Old City of Riga

The Guild House in Livu Laukums





The National Opera House in Riga

The National Opera House





Agenskalns Market Building on the West Side of the Daugava River

Agenskalns Market Building on the West Side of the Daugava River


The Victory Monument from Uzvaras Park in the Agenskalns District of Riga

The Victory Monument from Uzvaras Park

in the Agenskalns District of Riga


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