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Old August 9th, 2013, 05:13 PM   #441
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Riga, the capital of Latvia, as well. Usually it is nicknamed as the European Capital of Art Nouveau.
Riga got many grand and beautiful art nouveau buildings, but I'm pretty sure they are in absolutely numbers outnumbered by the aforementioned cities as it simply is a much smaller city.

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Judging from my personal travel experiences, the architecture in Riga is the most spectacular in the Nordic and Baltic region alongside with Vilnius (capital of Lithuania).
I agree with you there.
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Old August 9th, 2013, 06:19 PM   #442
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Old August 10th, 2013, 05:48 PM   #444
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Old August 12th, 2013, 06:33 PM   #445
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Drottninggatan 85, Stockholm

Also known as Blň tornet (The blue tower), the last home of Swedish author August Strindberg. I think I posted a pic of it earlier, but found some more on Wikipedia.

Built in 1906-1907, designed by Hagstr÷m & Ekman.


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Old August 13th, 2013, 04:07 PM   #446
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Kungliga Automobilklubben (Swedish for The Royal Automobile Club, abbreviated KAK), Stockholm:

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Maybe not A.N.?
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Old August 13th, 2013, 05:02 PM   #447
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It was built some 20 years ahead of the art nouveau movemen. I'd say its renaissance revival
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Old August 15th, 2013, 09:06 AM   #448
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A row of Jugendstil buildings at Constance, at the shore of the lake.

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Old August 15th, 2013, 02:23 PM   #449
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Casa Manuel Felip, Barcelona.











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Old August 16th, 2013, 12:47 AM   #450
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Casa Magi Llorens, Lleida

Don't believe this has been posted yet. The building has quite a small footprint in an are with very narrow streets, which makes it hard to find photos that capture the whole building.

The bay window on the building's only corner.

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The balconies seen from underneath.

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Old August 16th, 2013, 04:52 PM   #451
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Casa Bergˇs, Lleida

Another art nouveau building from this small Catalonian town.


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Catalonia seems to be full of gems, don't we have any locals here on SSC that can post some pics? Sadly, the Catalonian wiki doesn't seem to be that well updated when it comes to art nouveau heritage.
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Old August 16th, 2013, 06:12 PM   #452
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Yaroslaviv Val 14, Kiev

Don't think this building has been posted yet by Igor L., not in this thread at least.


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Old August 17th, 2013, 03:38 PM   #453
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a couple from my hometown Utrecht, the Netherlands. theres much more but i cant find any pics online, guess id have to make them myself if i want to post them, lol.


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Old August 19th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #457
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Riga
Riga is totally overrated.

From the artistic point of view, these buildings, overwrought with factory-made, industrial details, ornaments, heads is nothing than a pure kitsch.

More kitschy than Riga could be only Kiev, with even more overwrought, tasteless buildings.

What is more, most of these buildings in Riga look just the same as the others, there are only small number of original ones. Also, these were built for factory workers, are just commieblocks of the early 20th century.

There are some good examples, though.
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Riga is totally overrated.

From the artistic point of view, these buildings, overwrought with factory-made, industrial details, ornaments, heads is nothing than a pure kitsch.

More kitschy than Riga could be only Kiev, with even more overwrought, tasteless buildings.

What is more, most of these buildings in Riga look just the same as the others, there are only small number of original ones. Also, these were built for factory workers, are just commieblocks of the early 20th century.

There are some good examples, though.
Got any examples of what you are talking about?
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Riga is totally overrated.

From the artistic point of view, these buildings, overwrought with factory-made, industrial details, ornaments, heads is nothing than a pure kitsch.

More kitschy than Riga could be only Kiev, with even more overwrought, tasteless buildings.
I'd agree to some extent. These Riga buildings (especially ones by M.Eisenstein) surely produce some wow-effect but still belong to over-the-top kitsch. I can also add that they don't quite fit to this thread because they're hardly art nouveau. More like pieces of eclecticism with some art-nouveaish details among multiple others.


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What is more, most of these buildings in Riga look just the same as the others, there are only small number of original ones. Also, these were built for factory workers, are just commieblocks of the early 20th century.
...but this part doesn't seem to make much sense. As the poster above I'd like to have some examples of these all-the-same early 20th century commieblocks.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 01:42 PM   #460
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When we talk about quantities, yes, most of these thousands of buildings of Riga, built in Art Nouveau period, are just commieblocks, that look the same, and the same, and the same...

Typically, the street from that period would look something like this:

Vecais Sakarnis

The same and the same and the same... Only I mean, with some (very few) art nouveau elements, but I hope You got the idea.




Or without any...



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