Albert Street, Riga

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Albert Street
Alberta iela
Alberta ielā 8 to 2 20120728-1.JPG
Alberta iela 8 — 2
Namesake Bishop Albert
Coordinates 56°57′33″N 24°06′35″E / 56.95904°N 24.109712°E / 56.95904; 24.109712Coordinates: 56°57′33″N 24°06′35″E / 56.95904°N 24.109712°E / 56.95904; 24.109712

Albert Street (Latvian: Alberta iela) is a street in Riga, named after Bishop Albert. It is known for its Art Nouveau apartment buildings, many of them designed by the architect Mikhail Eisenstein. Building along the street Albert, 12 — the bright sample of national caused reaction to the Scandinavian northern modernist style. The house is constructed with use of structural and decorative elements of the Latvian national romanticism. His both masters built: Konstantīns Pēkšēns and Eižens Laube, the teacher and the pupil. Year of construction — 1903. Since April, 2009 on the building ground floor (the input from the lateral facade which is going out of doors Strelnieku) is the Riga museum of a modernist style.

Building along the street Albert, 13. Eisenstein's impregnated with genuine tragic element of personal attitude of the author the house. It is constructed in the heat of Russian-Japanese war in 1904, right after news about defeat of Russian fleet.


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