Alberta street 2a, built in 1906, is one of most recognizable Art Nouveau buildings in Riga, representing the Ecclectic Decorative Art Nouveau style which was actively developed by architect, engineer Mikhail Eisenstein. In this building, world-famous philosopher Isaiah Berlin has lived his first years of life (he was born in 1909). Excessive use of facade ornamentation is a hallmark of Eisenstein's works, in this case he has even designed an "empty" 5th floor (the empty window openings which offers view to the sky) which adds a lovely accent to the building. Tourists also love to take selfies with sphinkx sculptures which are situated in the front of the building's entrance, on the pavement.
 
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