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Latvia: “Halves”

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Latvia, History, Photography, Travel

Peteris Cedrins [1], a Latvia-based blogger who took this picture [2] of a house in Daugavpils [3], writes:

One house, two worlds. Many of the older houses in Daugavpils are being transmogrified by cheap plastic windows, poor cores wrapped in the dull facades of a poor and tasteless modernity.

Daugavpils is the second-largest Latvian city, pop. 108,260 people. It used to be called Dinaburg from 1275 to 1893, Borisoglebsk from 1656 to 1667, and Dvinsk from 1893 to 1920.

More of Cedrin's Daugavpils photos are here [4].

His blog, Marginalia, is here [5].