Blue sunset on the road to Boyana
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Photo panoramique par Nick Spirov PRO EXPERT Pris 17:31, 13/09/2009 - Views loading...

Blue sunset on the road to Boyana

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Red sunset, blue skies and green grass - can this really be in Sofia or somewhere near the mountain? Yes - it is at the crossroads of the South Ring-road and the road to Boyana at the foot of Vitosha mountain.

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