Fragments of Unique Painting Discovered

Jūlija Madernieka krāsojumi pēc restaurācijas

Unique pieces of decorative painting made by hand of Julijs Madernieks (Jūlijs Madernieks) dating from the beginning of the last century, which were accidentally discovered during restoration work in the premises of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, are now restored. Polychrome wall painting, made in the style of national romanticism, which …

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Historical “von Panders’ House” is Restored

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Built in 1889 in eclectic style, the building in 6 Antonijas Street, was originally used as a tenement house. Sometime it was known to residents of Riga as “von Panders’ House”, which was designed by the first Latvian architect with academic education Janis Fridrihs Baumanis. Creation of design of many important buildings in Riga (the Riga …

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Restoration of Hunting Tower in Remte

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In the early 19 century a politician of the Duchy of Courland and Zemgale Karl Johann Friedrich von Medem (1762-1827) built a castle and began to create a picturesque park area of ​​26 hectares in the village Remte, which is located about 40 km from the town of Tukums (near the lake Remtes). In subsequent …

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Restoration of the “Splendid Palace” Cinema Grand Hall

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Historical cinema “Splendid Palace” in Riga, 61 Elizabetes Street, was the first detached building intended exclusively for the needs of the cinema. The cinema was opened on December 30, 1923, and there were 824 seats for spectators in it. The building itself, impressive with its Neo-Baroque facade, surprises with the variety of Neo-Baroque forms in …

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