8264Re: [borderpoint] Tripoint ATHUSK
- Mar 28, 2014Thank you very much, Marek. The table wasn't built when I visited the place 5 years ago. It was my first tripoint (of a total of, eh, uh, two, the other being BEDENL) and I enjoyed the visit a lot.Regards2014-03-28 13:03 GMT+01:00 Marek Blahus <marek@...>:
thank you for that info. I live in the Czech Republic and that tripoint
is actually the second closest for me. Back in 2007, I saw it from the
distance (approx. 1.6 km across a field) while walking along the local
road no. 2 from Bratislava (bus stop "Čunovo, rázcestie", where the
suburban bus leaves the main road for the village of Čunovo) to the post
office in Rajka, the first village in Hungary.
I often describe this trip to friends as an anecdote, because travelling
from Brno (CZ) to Bratislava (SK) and on foot to Rajka (HU) proved to be
the quickest, cheapest and the only safe way to deliver an international
scholarship application to the headquarters in Budapest (HU), because an
inland express letter in Hungary was guaranteed to be delivere the next
day, while the Czech Post could only say that for an international
letter to reach Hungary it would take 2 to 3 days at least, and they
could not even guarantee that.
It is important to note that although Slovakia and Hungary entered the
EU on May 1st, 2004, they implemented the Schengen Agreement only as of
December 21st, 2007. That's why I could still see soldiers in tents
patrolling the border near the tripoint, and why you do not remember any
special constructions present in the area soon after public access was
simplified because of Schengen Area.
Obviously, however, a table with benches, an information panel etc. were
built there soonly afterwards. If you zoom close to the tripoint on
Google Maps, you can see some object on the satellite map and there is
even a single point available for Google Street View, where you can look
around the place. That imagery is dated September 2013. On the picture
of the stone table that you have pointed to, I can distinguish the
Austrian eagle on the bottom right and can imagine that the top right is
the coat of arms of Hungary.
This Panoramio gallery has many detailed pictures, taken in September
2012: http://www.panoramio.com/user/1542243/tags/Rajka Someone who went
there earlier on a bike did find there the sculptures (which were placed
there in 1992, as I could find), but not yet the stone table:
in 2011, there were only sculptures and some bird watching spots:
http://www.fotogaleria.caro.sk/thumbnails.php?album=106 Before Schengen,
access was allowed only to passport holders from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
officially only to visit the sculpture park, as can be seen on the panel
pictured at: http://hawkey.fns.uniba.sk/akcie/14.html
Hope this information helps. By the way, this is my first post in this
group that I really like to follow. Should there not be a wiki where we
would gather information on each tripoint? Probably the new Wikivoyage
could accommodate such information, under free license, because original
research is permitted there (unlike on Wikipedia). What do you think?
Marek Blahuš in CZ> <http://fronterasblog.wordpress.com/2009/09/18/el-ultimo-pueblo-del-mundo-libre/>;
On 2014-03-28 11:28, Diego González wrote:
> Hello, Bordergeeks.
> I've found a compilation of border pictures in a chilean web. You can
> watch it here:
> The compilation includes a purported picture of ATHUSK tripoint. I've
> been there
> I travelled a few years ago with my wife, and I do not remember any
> table just on the tripoint. Or anywhere. The exact tripoint was marked
> with a white pole, not with a stone table and benches. Has the tripoint
> changed in the last five years or it's a mistake? I can see the slovak
> seal on the table, bur cannot recognize the others. What do you think?
> Best regards.
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