Babele, Bucegi Mountains
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Babele, Bucegi Mountains

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A: Babele - "Old ladies"

by Eugen Festeu, less than 10 meters away,_Mun%C8%9Bii_Bucegi

Babele - "Old ladies"

B: Towards Crucea Caraiman in Bucegi mountains

by Valentin Arfire, 150 meters away

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C: the Romanian Sphinx

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D: The Sphinx of Bucegi

by Laurentiu Rusu, 270 meters away

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The Sphinx of Bucegi

E: The Sphinx

by Eugen Festeu, 280 meters away

The Sphinx

F: The Sphinx - back side

by Eugen Festeu, 280 meters away


The Sphinx - back side

G: Bucegi Sphinx in the Winter

by Marek Koszorek, 300 meters away

Bucegi Sphinx in the Winter

H: Bucegi Mountains

by Marek Koszorek, 890 meters away

Bucegi Mountains

I: Bucegi Mountains

by Marek Koszorek, 1.3 km away

Bucegi Mountains

J: Bucegi Mountains

by Marek Koszorek, 1.3 km away

Bucegi Mountains

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