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Chata Hubertka pod Smrkem
Czech Republic

Chata Hubertka pod horou smrk v Beskydech. Vedle chaty je studánka s pramenem pitné vody.

Copyright: Robert Mročka
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8428x4214
Taken: 02/03/2010
Uploaded: 02/03/2010
Updated: 22/09/2014
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Tags: smrk; hubertka; beskydy
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