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Latvijas Republika

 

Republic of Latvia

 

 

  view of Riga from tower of Saint Peter Church  
     

 

 

 

Cathedral Basilica of Saint James    
Svētā Jēkaba katedrāle – Jakobskirche – Cathedral Basilica of Saint James, dedicated to Apostle Saint James the Greater. The Church was consecrated in 1225. After being repeatedly seized by Protestants and then recaptured, this beautiful Church building was returned in 1923 to the Orthodox-Catholic Church.    

 

 

 

  Glühwein  
    Glühwein Riga 7 January 2015    

 

 

 

  Nativity of Christ Cathedral  
 

Kristus Piedzimšanas pareizticīgo katedrāle – Христорождественский Кафедральный Собор – the Nativity of Christ Cathedral

 

 

 

 

Svētā Pētera Evaņģēliski Luteriskā Baznīca – Petrikirche – Saint Peter's Church Svētā Pētera Evaņģēliski Luteriskā Baznīca – Petrikirche – Saint Peter's Church
     
  Dating to 1209, perhaps earlier, Svētā Pētera Evaņģēliski Luteriskā Baznīca – Petrikirche – Saint Peter's Church was of course built as a Catholic Church. Though it collapsed in 1666, killing people, between its construction in 1491 and that year a 136 meter steeple made this church one of the tallest in Christendom. Damaged and rebuilt many times, it now bears Martin Luther's name, so of course it is empty as a Church, but doing nicely enough as a museum, charging 7 Euros admission, and as an entrance way to an elevator-accessed tower and perhaps, with a viewing platform at 72 meters, the best view of Riga.  

 

 

 

 

    Riga Renaissance Revival, the Parliament of Latvia, the Saeima
   

Rennaisance Revival in Riga - the Parliament of Latvia, the Saeima

 

 

 

Riga of European Christendom   bishop mitre crozier
  Riga, European Christendom  

 

 

 

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