Friday, October 29, 2010

Art Nouveau District of Riga, Latvia

These are stunning examples of art nouveau in architecture from Riga, Latvia. They represent their amazing Art Nouveau district.


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Most of the buildings were designed by talented Latvian architects including Mikhail Eisentein, E. Laube, K. Peksens and A. Vanags.


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Art Nouveau Ironwork In The Grand Palais - France

This prime example of Art Nouveau in architecture is found in Paris in the Grand Palais. It is currently the largest existing glass and ironwork structure in the world. The palace features 9,400 tons of steel framework with 15,000 square meters of glass work and 5,000 square meters of galvanize iron/zinc roofing.




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