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'Stalin's birthday cake', Rabbit and a little bit of a HFF

'Stalin's birthday cake', Rabbit and a little bit of a HFF
Rabbit is now in Riga. Here he is exploring the 'Moscow suburb' area of the city, which has a distinctive Russian character. The green and gold arch and decorative 'fence'(!) belong to a Russian Orthodox church, and behind Rabbit is the Latvian Academy of Sciences. It was built between 1951 and 1961, when Latvia was part of the USSR. It was the first skyscraper in Latvia. and at the time one of the highest concrete buildings in the world. The design is similar to that of seven other 'Stalin's skyscrapers' in Moscow (and the Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science, which Rabbit visited around ten years ago), and is known locally by various names, including 'Stalin's birthday cake' and 'the Kremlin'.


Nouchetdu38, Yvonne Fried, ZombieTonic, Jean and 12 other people have particularly liked this photo

18 comments - The latest ones
 Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
He sure gets around ! No wonder he looks so pleased with himself!
2 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Rabbit could call it the crenelated Carrot !
2 years ago.
tiabunna club
Good 'selfie', Rabbit, and interesting background. HFF.
2 years ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
HFF Rabbit...have fun and take care ;)
2 years ago.
 Costa & Stephie
Costa & Stephie club
We love the distinctive architecture, which as you say can be seen throughout E European capitals
2 years ago.
niraK68 club
HFF rabbit. Ein schönes Stück Zaun
2 years ago.
Tacheles club
HFF and a good weekend.
2 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
HFF ! Have a nice weekend !
2 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
HFF to the both of you..!! Cracking shot of Rabbit and an interesting background and narrative.
2 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
HFF - Wish you a good weekend :)
2 years ago.
Gudrun club
HFF- enjoy Riga and your weekend!
2 years ago.
Erika+Manfred club
HFF, and have a fine weekend
2 years ago.
 Cheryl Beal
Cheryl Beal club wonderful!!! HFF Rabbit!
2 years ago.
Valfal club
Rabbit's enjoying the city; HFF and a wonderful weekend!
2 years ago.
Xata club
Hello Rabbit, HFF and nice weekend
2 years ago.
Heidiho club
Interesting - the building in background looks like the Moscow University ...
here we call this kind of architecture "Zucker-Bäcker-Stil".
HFF, rabbit !
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Your beautiful capture is greatly admired

Historical & Architectural Gems
2 years ago.
Jean club
Looks fascinating. I love the green and gold fence.
2 years ago.

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