Pinsteps. St. Peter's Church
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St. Peter’s Church is one of the oldest churches in Riga. It is mentioned in the annals of the 1209th year. The most interesting is the fate of the spire of this church. The height of the entire tower is almost 120 meters, half of which is on the spire. The wooden spire of the tower repeatedly suffered from fires and destruction. One of the times he fell on a neighboring house and killed eight people. Another time, they say, Peter the First saved the spire of the tower from fire. The last time during the German siege of the city during the Second World War, the spire of the tower was destroyed from a direct hit by a shell. the spire was restored only in 1973. At the top of the spire is the famous Riga cockerel. It is a weather vane that informed the residents of Riga about the direction of the wind. One side of it was painted black and the other was golden. When the wind blew from the sea, the cock turned the golden side and the merchants and traders knew that it was possible to enter the harbor, and when the wind blew from the land, the cock turned its black side and it was clear that the deals would not take place. Translated with Google Translate

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