Kristiansand city beach
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Panoramic photo by Tor Erik Schrøder PRO EXPERT Taken 14:20, 19/07/2011 - Views loading...

Kristiansand city beach

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Kristiansand city beach is situated right in the heart in the city and is very popular in all season of the year. Now its a building area for the new Aquarama waterworld tha are beeing build on its doorstep and will open in a couple of years.

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I: Sprayboks apartment

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