We live in the era of changes. By destroying old, we build something new. Pretty much, it can be applied for almost every sphere of our lives. Architecture is remarkable example. Which allows us to see these changes. Especially in Riga! Until 19 century buildings could have maximum 6 floors. Development of technologies of steel, reinforced concrete and invention of elevators allowed to increase height of buildings by more than ten times. In the 20 century so many old “unnecessary constructions” where destroyed in so many countries worldwide. To give space for big “glass boxes”. This is how megalopolises showed up! Well, Riga developed differently. City preserved most of these, so called “unnecessary buildings” which you normally do not see in other countries. Especially when this old constructions are located next to modern architecture. All of that creates amazing contrasts which our eyes refuse to accept.
Riga is not megalopolis, but this city is definitely the City of Contrasts. Where – old peacefully coexists with new. Almost every street gives us opportunity to grasp the atmosphere of really old times. Contemporary Riga preserved building of different decades and even centuries. Inhabitants of Riga have used to it already, but many foreigners are getting astonished by our diversity. How more than a century years old wooden house can stand next to modern 21th century building? In other countries such houses would be destroyed straight away. But not in Riga! For some people its imperfection. Others try to see charm in all of that. Because such diversity gives you almost sense of traveling in time.
Try to see beauty in contrasts of contemporary Riga. In the nearest future such houses may not exist at all. For those who want to capture “nonstandard views” of city, it may become one of the best discoveries of Riga. This is definitely photography tour! So take your camera and join us!
Duration: 2 hours.
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Prices for bigger groups you can enquire by contacting us.