It is the monument first in Latvia devoted to handicraftsmen. Chimney sweep Varis Viltsans and actor Karlis Sebris became prototypes of workmen. Authors «the Mason and the chimney sweep» – the artist G.Burvis and sculptor K.Ile.
Originated from a small fishermen village, for centuries Riga has been an important part of the trade chain between Russia and Western Europe. A lively crossroad of cultures and backgrounds for over 800 years, the historical centre of Riga has accumulated an impressive cultural baggage and today is justly included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage list.