Lithuania - Belarus: Medininkai

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Medininkai

I follow the fence and arrive at the newe border crossing at Medininkai. I see everything from behind the fence. When the customs see me, they catch me. It seems I'm in a forbidden area.


III-1 20140407 Border stones 1075
I approache the new border crossing at Medininkai. About 400 meters to go.
III-1 20140407 Camera
Again a camera outside the fence. This construction must cost lots of EU-money!
III-1 20140407 Border stones 1076
A nice pair. The last before the border crossing.
III-1 20140407 view over the strip
I arrived at the new border crossing. It's a higher area that gives the opportunity to take a picture of where I came from.
Still a narrow path along the fence.
III-1 20140407 Belarus
At the other side of the strip there are Belarusian custom buildings.
... and fences
.... and cameras.
III-1 20140407 Border stones 1077
I can approach the border stones very close. Of course there is a fence but it's easy to make a picture here.
I clearly saw the old fashioned sign "Belarus" like you always see it entering an old Sovjet-realted country.
III-1 20140407 Border stones 1077
A closer look at the border stones. It was a pity the truck was standing there, otherwise I could have seen the 1078 pair. There was no sign the truck would leave soon. Many, many trucks and cars but not much activity.
III-1 20140407 Through the fence
A look through the fence. Truck drivers gazed at me, what did I do at that side of the fence?
III-1 20140407 Fence
A look at the spot where I took the pictures of the 1077 pair. This fence runs along the A3, the main road between Vilnius and Minsk. I came uphill from the right. The gate right from the camera was closed, of course.
III-1 20140407 Fence
The fence along the Lithuanian custom area along the A3. This is the point that I should have returned to the car. Probably nothing would have happened then. But I was curious untill where the fence would go. Maybe I could take some picutres of the building and the activities on the border area. I had time so I walked another 300 meters back in Lithuania.
III-1 20140407 Custom area
This was the last picture here. The guy (a custom officer) on the left of the picture notices me and arrested me. I had to pay a penalty of 75 Litas and I had to delete all the pictures: I had entered the 'yellow zone', a forbidden area that starts about 200 meters before the border.
I have to be more careful next time.
When I arrived back at my car, there was some time left before it got dark. I decided to go to the border crossing of the railroad.

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