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House of the Blackheads

For my 500th post, I chose this view from the Latvian capital of Riga. It is a photo taken in the old town of the city (Vecrīga) and shows you the House of the Blackheads (Melngalvju nams) and St. Peter's Church (Svētā Pētera Evaņģēliski luteriskā baznīca).

The House of the Blackheads was built in the 14th century by a guild for umarried German merchants, the Brotherhood of Blackheads. It was bombed during the Second World War and later demolished by the Soviets. Between 1995 and 1999 the buildings were recontructed.

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