Cat house, 19 Meistaru str. view from Livu laukums

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Ainars M -2 on September 5, 2007

The Cat House is named for two black felines perched on the points of its towers. Not only did the beasts curse their first sculptor, he fatally fell while putting them up, but their purpose was to cause trouble. Roughly 100 years ago, the Latvian owner of the building was excluded from the powerful Big Guild across the road by its ethnocentric German occupants. He ordered the cats to be turned around, backside up, as an insult to his enemies. They were turned around after a lengthy court battle and he was eventually admitted to the Guild. this info are from "Riga In Your Pocket"

©Würmer on September 5, 2007

....chuckle... you DO know what "cat house" refers to in English, right?

...and, no, I don't mean the movie ;-)

©polytropos on September 6, 2007

Russians laugh at netherland, because the highest point in netherland is less high than a Wodka bottle :)

novikofff on September 6, 2007

Прикольная поговорка.

novikofff on September 6, 2007

А Рига - один из любимых городов.

©Würmer on September 6, 2007

not true, polytropos, not a lying-down bottle!

hi there, Novikofff, mi no parlansky >watchamacallit< ;-)

Ainars, yep, where Tony Sheridan and The Beatles started their careers...

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Photo taken in Vecrīga, Central District, Rīga, Latvia

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