Friday, 14 August 2015

Perfectly rebuilt House of Blackheads, Riga

The Old City Hall Square is one of the most beautiful and popular attractions of Riga. The main reason for this success is the 14th century House of Blackheads. It was owned by German craftsmen and split into two parts which can be seen at the facade.

The gothic walls are covered with decorations and statues, the blue elements are particularly nice. In the last century the house was destroyed by wars but completely rebuilt at the end of the nineties. It is now brand new and serves as a museum.

Het oude stadhuisplein is één van de mooiste en meest populaire bezienswaardigheden van Riga. De hoofdreden voor dit succes is het Huis van Zwarthoofden. Dit was eigendom van Duitse ambachtslui en werd opgedeeld in twee gebouwen wat de gevel duidelijk laat zien. 

De Gotische gevel is bezet met versieringen en standbeelden, de blauwe elementen zijn bijzonder mooi. De vorige eeuw werd het plein en alle gebouwen vernietigd door oorlog maar terug volledig gerestaureerd eind jaren negentig. Het is dus splinternieuw en doet dienst als museum. 
 
House of Blackheads Riga

House of Blackheads Riga

House of Blackheads Riga

House of Blackheads Riga

House of Blackheads Riga

House of Blackheads Riga

House of Blackheads Riga

House of Blackheads Riga

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10 comments:

  1. anno 1999...

    heel mooi,maar het authentieke bestaat helaas niet meer...

    groeten

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  2. A wonderful job has been achieved in rebuilding this beautiful building - I love the colours of terracotta, blue and gold which harmonise so well together

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  3. His post very interesting, I wait for the next post,

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  4. Marvelous photos of this wonderful building. The clock is awesome.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Best, Synnöve

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  5. It's wonderful it was built again to its former glory..it looks lovely.

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  6. wow! it reminded me of a cuckoo clock, and then you showed the clock face. :)

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  7. very beautiful building, thanks for the tour!

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