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kharkov

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Ukraine. The city of Kharkov. The area near southern station.
The station building is an embodiment of creative competition of several generations of artists, sculptors, masters of a bas-relief and art moulding. Monumental and laconic it is recognised the best in the country and one with difficult under the constructive decision.

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A: Kharkov, South Road railway station

by Taranenko Aleksey, 20 meters away

Kharkov, South Road railway station

B: Kharkov privokzal'naya square at night

by Maxa Fedyai, 30 meters away

Kharkov privokzal'naya square at night

C: Evro 2012 Area at the station

by Igor E, 80 meters away

Evro 2012 Area at the station

D: Railway station is Kharkiv

by Igor E, 130 meters away

Railway station is Kharkiv

E: Goncharivska dam

by Taras Kushnirenko, 1.0 km away

Goncharivska dam

F: Goncharivska dam

by Taras Kushnirenko, 1.1 km away

Goncharivska dam

G: Old bridge supports on the Lopan river bottom

by Taras Kushnirenko, 1.1 km away

Old bridge supports on the Lopan river bottom

H: Kotlova 83 apartment

by Yurii Boombarasch, 1.1 km away

Kotlova 83 apartment

I: Lopan below Goncharivska dam

by Taras Kushnirenko, 1.1 km away

Lopan below Goncharivska dam

J: Flowering of a cherry tree

by Taras Kushnirenko, 1.2 km away

Flowering of a cherry tree

This panorama was taken in Ukraine, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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