Latvia: Riga

Riga is the capital of Latvia and lies on the Gulf of Riga of the Baltic Sea, at the mouth of the Daugava River. Riga was founded in 1201.

All our photos of Riga's lanterns were taken in May, 1976. They were kept on slides. When several years ago we started scanning slides, we found that many of them have deteriorated, some even ruined, so quality of the pictures is not very good.

When it was possible, we checked the locations with Google Street View and put information in the photo caption about present conditions or existence of the lantern. A lantern is marked with (?) if we could not confirm its existence or conditions. If there is no note, it means that the lantern exists and has not changed.

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11 Jekaba iela (Jekaba St.), Seima (Seim).
Latvia Parliament Building, 1867.
Wall Mount Light at the Main Entrance.

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Krisjana Valdemara iela 2A.
Bank of Latvia, 1890.
1/2. Wall Mount Light at the Main Entrance.
2/2. Google 2018: Lantern restored.

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Pils iela 23; Former Bank, 1887.
Wall Mount Light, Main and Side Entrances.

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Doma laukuma. Dome square, light post.

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Rīgas Doms, Riga Cathedral, 13th Century.
1/2. Torchiere at the Main Entrance, Dome Square.

Google 2018: lantern restored.

2/2. Lantern above Gateway, Hedera Laukums.

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Latvian Museum of Arts, 1905.
Jana Rozentala Laukums, 1.
Main Entrance, Krišjāņa Valdemāra iela.
Stairs Balustrade Torchiere.

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Torchiere at the Bridge over Pilsetas Kanals
along Brivibas St.
1/2. Parapet Pillar Torchiere.
2/2. Google 2019: different glass globes.

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Torchiere at the Akmeus Tilts (Stone Bridge)
over Daugava River along Uzvaras Blvd.
1/2. Pillar Torchiere.
2/2. Google 2018: different glass globes.

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Wall Mount Light, location unknown (?).

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Railing Pillar Torchiere, bridge in a park (?).
Location unknown.

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11A Krisjana Valdemara St; Fence Pillar Light.
Google 2018: Fence exists, no lantern.

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Riga Pils (Riga Castle), 1330s. Pils Laukums, 3.
Wall Mount Light, Main Entrance and Gateway.

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20 Jauniela, Restaurant.
Wall Mount Light at the Main Entrance.

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Akla iela, Cafe "Lasite".
Entrance from Pils iela, 13.
1/2. Wall Mount light at the Entrance.
2/2. Google 2018: Bracket the same,

lantern different.


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Riga Technical University, Chemistry Building.
Wall Mount Light above the Entrance (?).