The Swedish Gate was added to the city`s old fortification wall in 1698 to celebrate the Scandinavian occupation of Riga. At the time the city`s executioner resided in the apartment above the gate. An exceedingly romantic and considerate fellow, he placed a red rose in his window the night before a good execution, duly notifying the sick and the curious public of the pending sordid act ? thoughtful, eh? A fragment of the fortification wall has been restored nearby on Torņu street.
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St. George`s Church
St. George's church was founded on the spot of the Riga Castle chapel built for the Order of the ...
Small Guild Hall
onstruction design of the Small Guild, the architecture and arts monument, was ordered in April 1861 ...