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Pivní lázně ve Štramberku
Czech Republic

Pivní lázně ve Štramberku.

Copyright: Robert Mročka
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7904x3952
Taken: 19/05/2010
Uploaded: 14/06/2010
Updated: 22/09/2014
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Tags: pivo; lazne; stramberk; beer
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