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Riga Circus

It is necessary to guess only how the idea to construct in 1888 year could come to mind, in Riga, a circus building using railway rails? It was something improbable, after all auditors watching civil work in the certificates have specified that for increase of safety of a building it is necessary to use at building only new rails. The talented architect and the innovator in the business of Jan Fridrih Baumanis together with resourceful businessman Albert Salamonsky have created a magnificent tandem which has served that one of the oldest circus buildings in Europe was constructed during time.