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The story behind this unique architecture tells of its Latvian owner who was denied membership in the powerful Great Guild; to show his displeasure, he built two cat sculptures on his roof with their backsides facing the Guild and their tails...more
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The building, from early 1900s, is regarded as an example of Riga's Art Nouveau architecture. It was owned by a wealthy Latvian trader, who, out of resentment at the local guild for not admitting him, placed the expressive cat figures on the roof of his...More
Okay so there’s not a lot to see here and the building is a little restricted by other close by buildings but it’s an interesting story and those kitties are charming! Nice for a photo op as you wander the cobbled streets of Old Riga
A 5 minute activity. It was pointed out to me when on the free walking tour. The owner of the building was refused admittance to one of the city's guilds and to show his displeasure had sculptures of 2 cats erected atop of his building,...More