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Wings of Griffins
St. Petersburg

Griffins of Bank Bridge are one of symbols of Saint-Petersburg.

Copyright: Alexey klement
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Hochgeladen: 05/06/2012
Aktualisiert: 04/07/2012
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Tags: saint-petersburg; griffins; wings; shining; gilded
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