This is Old Riga`s apartments building with restaurant and the art-gallery “Tornis” (Tower) from the yard side. The art-gallery “Tornis” in Old Riga was created in 2002 by Latvian jewelers Inita and Vitauts Straupe, which are amongst the best-known of Latvian jewelers. They make copies of ancient Latvian, Baltic and Scandinavian jewelry using traditional motifs and symbols for their up-to-date designs.
Their works are featured in the collections of many Latvian museums and they have participated in exhibitions in Latvia, France and Spain, as well as Expo 2000 in Germany.
They have also represented Latvia at the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival in Washington D.C. and at the Baltic Festival in Stockholm.
Additionally Straupe family regularly takes part in Medieval Festivals, for example, in Cesis (Latvia), Gotland (Sweden) and Estonia.
The two jewelers have opened two art-galleries called “Tornis”, one in Turaidas Castle on the first floor of the Sightseeing Tower and the other in Old Riga opposite the entrance of St.Peters church. #Apartment_building #artgallery #home #souvenirs