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Fountain Nymph

Playriga.com the site that started as a web site for tourists, evolved to be against tourists (especially sex tourists), afterwards changed again to focus on art and culture and eventually crashed and was restored from old backup!
The site has still has prices in Lats (LVL), pages are not updated since long long time ago, but in any case it stays as it is as a nice souvenir to old times.
Cheers.

Fountain Nymph is one of the most beautiful fountains in Riga. Made by sculptor August Folc - the one who has made most of the Rigas's sculptures. It says, that the Latvian girl who was posing for this scuplture later became scupltors wife. Ahh, these beautifull Latvian girls! :)

Fountain Nymph in Opera square

There is some funny coincidence: in Germany in Gorlitz also is a very similar fountain called "Muschelminna" . Both of these fountains have been unveiled in the same year - 1887!

Fountain Nymph in Riga and Muschelminna in Gorlitz

               "Nymph" in Riga         <---->        "Muschelminna" in Gorlitz

Location: Opera Square (near the National Opera)

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