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Ukraine : L'vivs'ka Oblast'

4.1 km (2.5 miles) WNW of Komarniki, L'vivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
Approx. altitude: 639 m (2096 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 49°S 157°W

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the East #3: View to the South #4: View to the West #5: Toward the Confluence #6: GPS #7: The team: Lena, Ira, Victor, Toma, Lera (I am taking the picture) #8: The Carpathians #9: Landmark at the Confluence point #10: Confluence of the technologies #11: Lera & Toma

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  49°N 23°E (visit #1) (secondary) 

#1: View to the North

(visited by Aleksei Aksimentiev, Victor Balandin, Ira Balandina, Lera Balandina, Lena Romanenko and Toma Romanenko)

05-Jun-2004 -- We departed from L'viv at around 11 am, taking the A262 road towards Sambir. The ride was quite enjoyable, with a very little traffic and panoramic views of Carpathian Mountains. After about 2 hours of driving we passed Turka, which is the capital of the local county. Right after, we were stopped by the border control patrol, which checked our documents, as we were about to enter a “near-border” zone.

At first, we missed the left turn from A262 to Komarniki, as there were no road signs what so ever. The later turn toward Verkhne turned out to be a dirt road. After talking to locals, we decided to go back to Borynya and took the road forking east at the gas station. The road led us straight into Komarniki village, where we learned that in order to get to the Confluence we would have to cross 3 km on foot through the mountains.

It started to rain and children became bored. So we decided to try our luck with a dirt road leading to Bitlya. The road turned out to be not as bad as we had anticipated. The road got us within 150 meters (!) from the confluence, which was located right across the river. To our luck, we discovered a very narrow wooden bridge, leading us directly to the confluence.

To get there we walked through a private land, the owners (very nice folks) let us through. The confluence itself is located at the foot of a mountain. There, we found a huge, about 4 meters in diameter, pile of manure, marking naturally the latitude-longitude crossing. After being done with the picture taking, we retreated back to our car and had a little celebration party.


 All pictures
#1: View to the North
#2: View to the East
#3: View to the South
#4: View to the West
#5: Toward the Confluence
#6: GPS
#7: The team: Lena, Ira, Victor, Toma, Lera (I am taking the picture)
#8: The Carpathians
#9: Landmark at the Confluence point
#10: Confluence of the technologies
#11: Lera & Toma
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