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Latvia

2.1 km (1.3 miles) NNE of Kazliški, Krāslavas, Latvia
Approx. altitude: 163 m (534 ft)
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Antipode: 56°S 153°W

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
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#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: All zeros! #7: An archaic piece of farm equipment, about 200m from the point #8: An old, dangerous-looking Soviet-era electrical transformer, beside the road, 500m from the point #9: The Basilica of the Assumption, in the nearby town of Aglona

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  56°N 27°E (visit #5)  

#1: The confluence point lies atop a grassy knoll, covered with wildflowers

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

02-Aug-2016 -- Today I drove from Vilnius, Lithuania to Tartu, Estonia, nearing the end of my trip through the Baltic States. (Tomorrow I return to Tallinn, for my flight home.) I began by making a short detour to visiting this easy point, shortly after I crossed back into Latvia near the town of Daugavpils (and getting reminded that of the three Baltic States, Latvia has the worst roads). I continued on a series of country roads (some paved; some dirt) to reach this point, which lies in a farm field, just 500m west of a road.

I began my hike near an old, Soviet-era electrical power transformer (beside the road). I have seen these archaic-looking transformers throughout the Baltic States. I’m astonished that they still exist; there are no barriers or fences to prevent children from climbing them and getting electrocuted. Further on - about 200m from the point - I saw another relic: An old piece of horse-drawn farm equipment.

The point itself lies on top of a grassy knoll, covered with wildflowers.

Afterwards, I drove through the nearby town of Aglona, and photographed its impressive-looking Basilica of the Assumption.


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#1: The confluence point lies atop a grassy knoll, covered with wildflowers
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: All zeros!
#7: An archaic piece of farm equipment, about 200m from the point
#8: An old, dangerous-looking Soviet-era electrical transformer, beside the road, 500m from the point
#9: The Basilica of the Assumption, in the nearby town of Aglona
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