AIRVŪZ STAFF NOTE :
The town of Ikskile lies in the center of the Baltic republic of Latvia on the Daugava River, one of the country's principal waterways. The most important historical and cultural landmark in the town is the Church of St. Meinhard, which was constructed in the 12th century. In this video, contributor Jurgis Kreilis give us an aerial tour of the structure, which now sits on an island which was created by the reservoir of a hydroelectric plant constructed several decades ago during the Soviet era.
Description: In 1186 Saint Meinhard built a stone church in town of Latvia - Ikskile, which became the first capital of the Roman Catholic Bishopric of Livonia and the the first known stone building among the Baltic tribes. People used to walk their way the church on the right riverbank of Daugava until Riga hydroelectric power plan was built. Thereupon, church ruins remained on the newly formed isle and reachable by foot only on rare occasions. It remains unknown when the water level will be lowered next time... We were there this year. We carefully chose the visiting time to ensure we see the isle "different" than other times. Enjoy watching it with sound.