A view on river Daugava where one of the most prominent and beautiful landmarks of Latvia- Staburags calcareous rock- hides underneath the water. In 1966 the natural wonder was flooded in the process of building a hydropowerplant and, unfortunately, stays invisible till this day. Yet, people still visit the site, maybe because there is somewhere deep a hope to see at least the tip of it or maybe because it allows imagination a free ride. A place so symbolic that even without visible evidence it manages to stir up melancholy and a sort of sadness for something beautiful lost.
The apples were left on the side of a pathway that leads to Staburags by The Staburags „Witch” as a gift for the travelling stranger. The card says:
”Back in the days they used to plant apple trees on the sides of paths for the traveller to hide from the sun in the shade and to find refreshment in the apples. Nowadays, building roads, they cut the trees off…
Let these apples give you the refreshment. ”