Tripoint Latvia - Russia - Belarus II

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Tripoint Latvia - Russia - Belarus II

I spent almost an hour on this beautiful tripoint. It was so peaceful and quiet here. No visitors, no border guards. After vistiting some monuments on the Latvian side and the first LV-RU pole, I went towards the real tripoint and the LV-BY border.


III-1 20140407 Tripoint
Somewhere in the middle there must be the tripoint LV-RU-BY. It's in the Zilupe where a small creek which is the border between RU and BY flows in the Zilupe. Of course it's not accessable. During my one hours' stay I didn't see any border guard. But I'm sure there will be some well hidden cameras or alarming systems.

III-1 20140407 Tripoint, close up
This picture zooms in on the tripoint.
Left Russia
Right Belarus
In front: Latvia.
The real tripoint is in the water, in the middle of the Zilupe where the small bordercreek between RU and BY reaches it.
III-1 20140407 Russian pole
On all three sides of the tripoint, there is one national pole.
This Russian pole looks new, like all other Russian poles that I saw on the Russian side of this border. Also the pavement to the pole looks fresh and new.
I always ask myself why they make such a nice path to the pole. Not for curious visitors anyway.
The text in Russian on the pole I couldn't read, but I think it says: Russian Federation, Neverica".
III-1 20140407 Belarusian pole
On the Belarusian side a nice looking pole as well.
Again I couldn't ensrcibe the text on it, but it looks like 'Neverica' as well.
III-1 20140407 Latvian pole
The front of the Latvian pole was not so easy to photograph as it was not allowed to pass it. But I managed it. The Latvian text written on it is a bit confusing.
It says 'NEVERICA', which is a Russian word and means 'disbelief', 'incredulity' or 'doubt'.
Why disbelief? Doubt about what?
III-1 20140407 Border bridge LV-BY
I moved a bit to the west where the border between Latvia and Belarus starts. Again here is a bridge. It looks like the middle part of the bridge is lifted a bit. Of course the bridge is not accessable. You can see the sandstrip and some ribbons.
On the Belarusian side on the left border marker 001, on the right 002. There are some small buildings a bit further away.
III-1 20140407 Border bridge
Warning signs on the Latvia side not to cross the bridge.
III-1 20140407 Border bridge
I stepped back a few meters so I could photograph the Latvian poles 001 and 002 as well.
III-1 20140407 Museum
I am very curious what's on the other side of the border. There are some roads, monuments, small buildings. This building looks like a museum. I think it was Jan Krogh who suggested it was a border museum. I would like to visit it once...
III-1 20140407 Power equipment
Time to go back to the car. I noticed a huge power equipment. It must have been used in the 'festival time' to feed some big floodlights which I noticed as well. Now it's not connected anymore, the floodlights are disabled.

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