RIGA, LATVIA ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป: ARCHITECTURE

The Latvian Academy of Sciences (Latvian: Latvijas Zinฤtล†u akadฤ“mija) is the official science academy of Latvia and is an association of the country’s foremost scientists Built between 1951-61

25dec21 Riga, Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป

RIGA, LATVIA ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป: MAZฤ€ GILDE

The Small Guild (Latvian: Mazฤ ฤฃilde). 3/5 Amatu Street. Erected in the years 1864โ€”66 in Neo-Gothic style.
Riga, Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
23dec21

RIGA, LATVIA ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป: TOWN HALL

City Hall was built on the new market square at the beginning of the 14th century.
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Riga, Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
23dec21

RIGA, LATVIA ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป: THE HOUSE OF THE BLACKHEADS

The House of the Blackheads. Erected during the first third of the 14th century for the Brotherhood of Blackheads, a guild for unmarried merchants, shipowners, and foreigners in Riga.
The building was bombed to a ruin by the Germans on June 28, 1941 – a week after the launching of Operation Barbarossa – and the remains were demolished by the Soviets in 1948. It was rebuilt between 1996 and 1999. (w)
Riga, Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
23dec21

NARVA, ESTONIA ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช: BRUTAL NEOCLASSICAL PROTESTANT

โฑฝแต‰แต‰แต—แต’สณโฟ แดฟแต‰หขโฑแตˆแต‰โฟแต—โฑแตƒหก
แดณแต‰โฟสณแต‰: แดฎสณแต˜แต—แตƒหกโฑหขแต—, หขแต’แต›โฑแต‰แต— แตƒสณแถœสฐโฑแต—แต‰แถœแต—แต˜สณแต‰, แถ แต’สณแตแต‰สณ แตหขหขแดฟ
แถœแต’แตแต–หกแต‰แต—แต‰แตˆ: ยนโนโถโน
แดฌสณแถœสฐโฑแต—แต‰แถœแต—: แดดแต‰โฟโฟแต’ หขแต‰แต–แตแตƒโฟ
แดฌหกแต—แต‰สณโฟแตƒแต—โฑแต›แต‰ โฟแตƒแตแต‰: แต‚แตƒแต—แต‰สณ แต€แต’สทแต‰สณ แดฟแต‰หขโฑแตˆแต‰โฟแต—โฑแตƒหก
แดธแต’แถœแตƒแต—โฑแต’โฟ: แดบแตƒสณแต›แตƒ, แดฑหขแต—แต’โฟโฑแตƒ
โ€œโ€ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ, ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ 1668 ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜“๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜Ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜จ ๐˜›๐˜ฆ๐˜ถ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜š๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜•๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜›๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Œ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. ๐˜๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ, ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜บ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค, ๐˜ข ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜จ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต, ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ. ๐˜๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ต, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ข, ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฆ: ๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ข ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ 2012 ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜’๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ข ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ด. ๐˜๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต, ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ, ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ โ€˜๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ดโ€™ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜Œ๐˜น๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜š๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜บ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญโ€ฆโ€ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฑ๐˜ด://๐˜ธ๐˜ธ๐˜ธ.๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ.๐˜ค๐˜ฐ.๐˜ถ๐˜ฌ/๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ/๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ/๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ-๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ด-๐˜ฆ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด-๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ข
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Narva, Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช October 2021

NARVA, ESTONIA ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช: DAILY LIFE

๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™–๐™™๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™€๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™–, ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ค๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™„๐™ซ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ค๐™™ ๐™๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™จ, ๐™– ๐™ข๐™š๐™™๐™ž๐™š๐™ซ๐™–๐™ก ๐™˜๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™„๐™ซ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ค๐™™, ๐™‡๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™™ ๐™Š๐™—๐™ก๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ, ๐™๐™ช๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™–.
๐’Ÿ๐’ถ๐’พ๐“๐“Ž ๐ฟ๐’พ๐’ป๐‘’
Alexander’s Church (Estonian: Aleksandri Suurkirik) is a church of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Narva, Estonia. Narva Church’s original cornerstone was laid in summer 1881. It was congregated after Emperor Alexander II in fall 1883, after his assassination earlier in spring. Alexander ll was the Emperor of Russia, King of Congress Poland and Grand Duke of Finland from 2 March 1855 until his assassination. His most significant reform as emperor was emancipation of Russia’s serfs in 1861, for which he is known as Alexander the Liberator. The church was consecrated on 9 June 1884. It was given cathedral status on 19 September 2000. (notes from wiki)
I find old wooden buildings in old Soviet republics so striking because it makes you think in awe of how they survived wars and occupations. Or did they? Maybe they came to be after those times. But, it doesnโ€™t look like it.
Panoramic view. Narva is a quiet town. There are many opportunities to get โ€˜people-lessโ€™ shots.

Narva, Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช September 2021

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK (ARCHITECTURE): GIMBELโ€™S BRIDGE

Gimbel’s Bridge
Manhattan, New York
A three-story copper skybridge
Built 1925
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January 2021