A backyard in Szczecin
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A backyard in Szczecin

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Backyard in Szczecin / Stettin, one of those still looking like in the old age of the Communist regime. Not really an area you'd like to live in.

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A: In the backyards of Szczecin

por Alexander Jensko, 30 metros de distancia

Rather joyless part of the otherwise nice, lively harbour town of Szczecin.

In the backyards of Szczecin

B: In the backyards of Szczecin

por Alexander Jensko, 40 metros de distancia

Rather joyless part of the otherwise nice, lively harbour town of Szczecin.

In the backyards of Szczecin

C: Schron przeciwatomowy

por Leszek Cuper, 270 metros de distancia

Schron przeciwatomowy

D: PKP First Class Intercity Am

por Willy Kaemena, 280 metros de distancia

Polish first class Intercity car

PKP First Class Intercity Am

E: Szczecin, the Maritime Authority edifice

por Alexander Jensko, 290 metros de distancia

The Maritime Authority building (Urząd Morski) in Stettin/Szczecin is an example of the typical Neogo...

Szczecin, the Maritime Authority edifice

F: Szczecin Maritime Authority

por Alexander Jensko, 300 metros de distancia

An example of neo-gothic architecture in Stettin, domicile of the Maritime Authority of Szczecin (Urz...

Szczecin Maritime Authority

G: Nuclear Shelter

por Szczecin, 300 metros de distancia

Nuclear Shelter

H: Czerwony Ratusz

por Leszek Cuper, 300 metros de distancia

Czerwony Ratusz

I: Czerwony Ratusz

por Leszek Cuper, 310 metros de distancia

Czerwony Ratusz

J: Tobrucki Square

por Szczecin, 340 metros de distancia

Tobrucki Square

Este panorama fue tomado en Poland, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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