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Ukraine : Ivano-Frankivs'ka Oblast'

3.4 km (2.1 miles) NNW of Dolyna, Ivano-Frankivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
Approx. altitude: 423 m (1387 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 49°S 156°W

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

#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS #7: Confluence close-up #8: Old oil pump #9: Cows #10: My mother at the confluence point

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  49°N 24°E (visit #2)  

#1: The confluence is right behind the barbed-wire fence

(visited by Aleksei Aksimentiev, Elena Aksimentieva and Aleksandr Aksimentiev)

29-May-2004 -- We departed from Lviv towards Striy at around 3 pm and arrived at Dolyna after driving for about 1.5 hours. We concluded from our map that the confluence is located 2 km north from the Dolyna’s main train station. Although we had a topographic map of the area, we were unable to tell which of the numerous dirt roads would get us closer to the confluence (and over the rail track). Hence, we chose a random road heading north about one km west from the train station. Soon after we left the last patch of pavement, we arrived at what appeared to be an oil field with many running pumps. The road winded from one pump to another, but soon led us through the forest, where we passed by a gate with a horrifying sign “Military Testing Ground”. Finally we ended up in a village again, where a herd of cows temporary disabled our progress. Going along the dirt road for another few minutes got as to the point where we had to leave the car. Before us was a 1.5 km walk through the fields. After crossing numerous barbed-wire fences, a bunch of oil pipelines and one creek we arrived at the confluence. The confluence point is located in the middle of a fruit garden in someone’s apparently abandoned “country place” (dacha in Russian). The most prominent feature of the confluence was tall and very green grass, decorated with blue and yellow flowers. The walk back was uneventful; we stopped several times trying to explain the local folks why the heck we were walking through their land.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence is right behind the barbed-wire fence
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS
#7: Confluence close-up
#8: Old oil pump
#9: Cows
#10: My mother at the confluence point
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