Photographer's Note

The Town Hall Square in Riga was the economic and administrative center of Riga until the 19th century. The Town Hall Square has been completely re-built, since during the World War II the square and its historic buildings were destroyed. The city guests are welcomed by the historical façade of the House of the Blackheads, as well as the reconstructed Town Hall, and other buildings.

Riga City Council, which is located in the reconstructed Town Hall building.

Roland Statue stands in the middle of the Town Hall Square. Roland was nephew of Charlemagne and a Frankish military leader. The land he had occupied was governed stringently but justly; thus he gradually became the symbol of justice in Northern Germany. Now several towns have Roland statues.

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Additional Photos by Piotr FG (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5985 W: 2 N: 12052] (55822)
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