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The Sphinx

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A: The Sphinx - back side

od Eugen Festeu, less than 10 meters away

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The Sphinx - back side

B: The Sphinx of Bucegi

od Laurentiu Rusu, 20 meters away

Formed by wind erosion as a human head shape, the megalithic stone known as The Sphinx is one of the ...

The Sphinx of Bucegi

C: Bucegi Sphinx in the Winter

od Marek Koszorek, 30 meters away

Bucegi Sphinx in the Winter

D: the Romanian Sphinx

od Valentin Arfire, 40 meters away

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphinx_(Romania) Sphinx (Romania)From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaSp...

the Romanian Sphinx

E: Towards Crucea Caraiman in Bucegi mountains

od Valentin Arfire, 180 meters away

Going from the Romanian Sfinx to the Crucea Caraiman in the Bucegi Mountains from Romanian Carpati, I...

Towards Crucea Caraiman in Bucegi mountains

F: Babele - "Old ladies"

od Eugen Festeu, 280 meters away

http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A2rful_Babele,_Mun%C8%9Bii_Bucegi

Babele - "Old ladies"

G: Babele, Bucegi Mountains

od Eugen Festeu, 280 meters away

http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A2rful_Babele,_Mun%C8%9Bii_Bucegi

Babele, Bucegi Mountains

H: Bucegi Mountains

od Marek Koszorek, 620 meters away

Bucegi Mountains

I: Bucegi Mountains

od Marek Koszorek, 1.0 km daleko

Bucegi Mountains

J: Bucegi Mountains

od Marek Koszorek, 1.1 km daleko

Bucegi Mountains

This panorama was taken in Romania, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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