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House of the Blackheads w/St. Peters  
   

House of the Blackheads w/St. Peters

This architectural gem (on right) - see next photo for front view - was build in 1344 for the Blackhead's guild of unmarried merchants. It was damaged in 1941, flatted by the Soviets seven years later, and rebuilt from scratch in 2000. It is now a museum.
Riga, Latvia, A Short Visit/January 28-31, 2010

March 9th 2010
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Latvian Flag After a brief period of independence between the two World Wars, Latvia was annexed by the USSR in 1940. It reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of... ... read more
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