Thursday, November 3, 2011

LATVIA – Cover from Riga, Latvia to Braga, Portugal

Special envelope commemorative of the ‘Eight-hundredth Anniversary of Riga Cathedral’ posted on August, 7 2011.
(Special thanks to my best friend Juris Tarvids)

2000 stamp representing the organ of the Riga Cathedral
The organ of the Riga’s Cathedral was built in 1883-1884 by the Walcker firm of Germany. It was rebuilt in 1981-1984 by the Flentrop firm of the Netherlands.

Riga Cathedral (Latvian: Rīgas Doms) is the Protestant cathedral in Riga, Latvia. Built near the River Daugava in 1211 by Livonian Bishop Albert of Riga, it is considered the largest medieval church in the Baltic states. It has undergone many modifications in the course of its history. David Caspari was rector of the cathedral school in the late 17th century. His son Georg Caspari also served at the cathedral.

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