Artist's studio in Pomorie
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Artist's studio in Pomorie

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A: Pomorie beach from the pier

by Istvan Bozsik, 260 meters away

Unobstructed view to the little peninsulas of two ancient cities, Sozopol in the south and Nessebar i...

Pomorie beach from the pier

B: Cooked corn on Pomorie Beach

by Dimitar Torbov, 360 meters away

Gipsies selling cooked corns on the Pomorian beach. You can hear orginal stereo sound here: http://bg...

Cooked corn on Pomorie Beach

C: Jumping into the sea

by Dimitar Torbov, 560 meters away

Jumping into the sea

D: In front of the main church in Pomorie

by Dimitar Torbov, 710 meters away

In front of the main church in Pomorie

E: Funfair in Pomorie

by Dimitar Torbov, 710 meters away

Funfair in Pomorie

F: Centre of Pomorie

by Dimitar Torbov, 770 meters away

Knyaz Boris I Str.

Centre of Pomorie

G: BBQ for tourists in Pomorie

by Dimitar Torbov, 770 meters away

BBQ for tourists in Pomorie

H: Overbuilding of Pomorie

by Dimitar Torbov, 1.1 km away

Many big hotels are being built in Pomorie. Here the greedy people even drained a lake - home of hund...

Overbuilding of Pomorie

I: House in Ravda

by Dmitry G, 11.1 km away

House in Ravda

J: St. Ivan Island from Chernomorets

by Branimir Minkov, 12.5 km away

Watching the sunset over the St. Ivan island next to Sozopol from the rocks in Chernomorets. This sma...

St. Ivan Island from Chernomorets

This panorama was taken in Bulgaria, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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