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Petersoni' Devil's Foot Stone

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Zemgale
County:
Neretas
Parish:
Mazzalves
Other references to the location
The stone is located in the River Viesite, 1 m of its left bank, 100 m direction ENE from "Petersoni" home.
Coordinates
lat=56.4282713085, lon=24.9350506869
56° 25' 41" N, 24° 56' 6" E
Description

The stone is in the shape of a foot. The surface is flat, N side is steep, the other sides are sloping. Red granite. The river at the stone is up to 1m deep. No carvings. Dimensions of the stone: length 1,95 m, width 1,40 m, height 0,95 m (height under water 0,6 m, above water – 0,35 m, mid-August; water level was normal), circumference 5,70 m.

Narrative

The stone is the Devil's Foot. Rather rare motive of the Devil in folklore, where the stone itself matches a particular part of the body of a character.

Attraction
Rather easy accessible, but a rather ordinary stone.
Availability
Rather easy accessible.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
No tourism infrastructure in direct vicinity. The stone is located far from any larger settlements. Nearest town - Nereta. Nereta: small shops and Stat-counters.net
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sightseeing objects (mainly natural) - secular trees, secular stones, as well as architecture objects.
Local info
No information.
Capacity
0 - 9
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Property of State
Comments
Access by boat from the river, or by feet crossing a private courtyard, which is not the best option for larger tourist flows. In general the object might not be very interesting for the wider public.

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