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A: Balakliya District House of Culture, the area

by Taranenko Aleksey, 200 meters away

Balakliya District House of Culture, the area

B: School number 1, city Balakleya

by Taranenko Aleksey, 220 meters away

School number 1, city Balakleya

C: Balakliya, park, area Rostovtsev

by Taranenko Aleksey, 270 meters away

город Балаклея, парк возле площади Ростовцева. Зимний вид.

Balakliya, park, area Rostovtsev

D: Balakleya, area Rostovtsev 4

by Taranenko Aleksey, 300 meters away

Балаклея, площадь Ростовцева 4 (бывший суд) лето 2012 года

Balakleya, area Rostovtsev 4

E: Balakliya, Lenin Street, Ryan court, bank, shops

by Taranenko Aleksey, 330 meters away

Улица Ленина, город Балаклея. На фото видны районный суд, магазины, Ощад Банк. местность между 14кой ...

Balakliya, Lenin Street, Ryan court, bank, shops

F: Balakleya Lyceum

by Taranenko Aleksey, 350 meters away

Balakleya Lyceum

G: Balakleya, hotel

by Taranenko Aleksey, 400 meters away

Балаклея, гостиница, магазин, детское кафе, рядом центральный парк.

Balakleya, hotel

H: Ukrtelecom, mail, communications

by Taranenko Aleksey, 420 meters away

На фото видны Укртелеком и центральный парк.

Ukrtelecom, mail, communications

I: Monument to fallen soldiers 1941-1945

by Taranenko Aleksey, 450 meters away

Памятник погибшим воинам 1941-1945, Алея Славы, которые находится в центральном парке города Балаклеи...

Monument to fallen soldiers 1941-1945

J: Wedding, bald park, Balakleya

by Taranenko Aleksey, 460 meters away

Wedding, bald park, Balakleya

This panorama was taken in Ukraine, Europe

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