Lielais Kristaps - Big Christopher, Riga

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  • Right on the River in the western part of the historic old town of Riga, the figure big Christopher stands halfway between the Duomo and the Riga Castle. From the Cathedral Square, it is walking in less than four minutes. The work was created in the year of 1997 by the artist Ģirts Upītis. It replaced the original Michael Brinkmann, dating back to 1683, which is now in the Museum to visit. The Sage with the gold of the Fährmann Christopher should have received for the rescue of a baby, was founded to Riga. Whether it is true or not, the boatman with the baby on the shoulder is nice to look at.
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  • The statue itself is obviously not artistically excellent, but it is the legend that represents is the symbolic value ... ... .... Kristaps the boatman who one night I find a baby crying on the Bank of Daugava, taking him into her house took care of him, the following morning in the cradle in place of the child found a lot of gold with which founded the city of Riga
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  • "... Connects the coast of hoary paroooomshhik. " In this case, not connecting, and is in some kind of a glass bulb. Who is quickly figured out. Is this legendary character (paromschik and even supposedly the founder of Riga, haha) between two bridges (Braced and stone), on the waterfront of the Daugava River, along which we went from Riga to Tallinn's Town Hall square. Just a note on the path of respect for this strannovatoj design.
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  • The kra and cold on the brrr but super ❄ ❄ ❄ ❄ winter is
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  • Bad times tend to aizsvīs.
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  • Located not far from the center of Riga. Also beautiful views of the river Daugavu.
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  • A great place to pasivaiksioti
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