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« on: June 22, 2013, 04:56:03 AM »
A sad evening in Riga, a part of the historic center was destroyed including museums that housed national treasures.

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Re: Riga
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2013, 09:46:25 AM »
a part of a building, Riga Castle, was damaged by fire. when the building work that was in train when the fire started is finished the place will return to use as part of the presidential residence and national museum.

Most of the 'historic' old town in Riga is, at best, buildings where the 'old' building is no more than a facade behind which the building is less than a century old. Almost nothing of the feudal castle remains, IIRC only a single tower is original.
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2013, 10:12:19 AM »
A native is in shock - like the English attitude lets carry on.

From the video it looks grim, where the contents of museums lost?
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Re: Riga
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2013, 11:48:32 AM »


From the video it looks grim, where the contents of museums lost?

According to a spokeswoman for the State Fire and Rescue Service none of the contents were destroyed, but some 'significant' items had sustained water damage:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2345766/Night-time-blaze-rips-Latvian-presidents-Riga-Castle-home-countrys-national-history-museum-causing-damage.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/latvia/10134614/Riga-Castle-damaged-by-fire.html



 

 

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