Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Inspiration :: Art Nouveau Riga

After dodging the rail showers yesterday, the sun came out in Riga today allowing us to walk round Riga looking at the Art Nouveau decorated buildings.

There were so many motifs of different designs - here are some of my favourites.


Joining up the order I took the pictures in with the walking tour info in the guide book I believe the buildings these motifs were taken from are as follows ...

1. Smilsu iela 8, Riga.
2. Smilsu iela 2, Riga.
3. Elizabetes iela 10b, Riga.
4. Elizabetes iela 10b, Riga
5. Riga Graduate School of Law, Alberta iela 13, Riga.
6. Riga Graduate School of Law, Alberta iela 13, Riga.
7. Alberta iela 4, Riga.
8. Alberta iela 2a, Riga.
9. Riga Graduate School of Law, Alberta iela 13, Riga.

Meanwhile here are some wide angles of the facades of the buildings.


1. I think this might be at Skunu iela 10/12 but can't be sure ...
2. Stockholm School of Economics, Strelnieku iela 4a, Riga.
3. Smilsu iela 8, Riga.
4. Alberta iela 4, Riga.
5. Alberta iela 13, Riga.
6. Alberta iela 2a, Riga.

Not enough Art Nouveau for you? Well here's some more - windows, doors and iron work. My favourite is the dragonfly railing (number 8) this motif may well be making its way into some of my designs soon.


1. Elizabetes iela 10b, Riga.
2. Elizabetes iela 10b, Riga.
3. Alberta iela 4, Riga.
4. Elizabetes iela 10b, Riga.
5. Alberta iela 4, Riga.
6. Elizabetes iela 10b, Riga.
7. Elizabetes iela 10b, Riga.
8. Alberta iela 4, Riga.

9. I think this might be at Skunu iela 10/12 but can't be sure ...


Are there any beautiful buildings out there that you take inspiration from for your designs?

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