In 1234 Bishop Nicholas transferred the ownership of the bishopís castle, which was located in the oldest part of the city, as well as several portions of land to the Dominican Monastery. Dominicans established there a monastery and a church, which was named after John the Baptist. This structure is located with an arching walkway girding the conventís courtyard in the southern corner. To this day there have been preserved two travťs (space between two pillars). The first information about the church in this area is in 1297.
In the beginning of the XIVth century the entrance side of the church was extended by chopping a portal in white stone. During the cathedral renovation period, in the 15th and 16th century, the interior was covered with fine, webbed vaults, but on the exterior on the main obverse, almost contrary to the solid, compact, mass, out of which a thin, mounting pediment raises. St. Johnís Cathedral is the last cultic building where it is possible to trace the influence of late Gothic architecture.
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alana (2625) 2006-06-18 12:40
Another excellent shot from Riga with rich colors and very interesting point of view. A real travel shot and it shows something about the place you were in.
Very well captured.
ben4321 (9875) 2006-06-18 13:08
I went to Riga last year, its a great little city. I've got a stack of slides I took there lying around somewhere, I'll have to get some scanned and posted here.
This is another excellent shot of this beautiful place. It makes me want to go back.
Thanks for sharing.
MIG13 (0) 2006-06-18 16:16
Hi, George! I've never thought about visiting Riga someday, but your pics are making my mind about it! This one is nice, colourful and well composed, as the others are too. A very nice place! Congratulations! Best regards! Miguel.
mammad (3558) 2006-06-19 11:22
Another great shot in excellent light conditions.
You are turning into a hunter!
Sharp and well balanced.The compo is great too.
Angshu (55035) 2006-06-23 7:48
I am a fan of architecture shots & I like your compo. a lot. You show wonderful buildings with a very good POV. You did very well in including the lamppost on thr right, which provides depth. The sky is a bit of a downer, but then it's not in your hands, right?
paura (47166) 2011-03-08 4:19
A imagem ť uma beleza e vocÍ compŰs a fotografia de forma muito interessante, com excelente agrupamento dos elementos.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Magnificent architectural memories from Europe [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-18 12:07