Forest near Saratov in Autumn
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Forest near Saratov in Autumn

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Октябрь на Кумыске. Берёзы. Красота.

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A: giant oak

by Константин Клюшин, 800 meters away

Самый большой и старый дуб в окрестностях г. Саратова. Возраст свыше 200 лет, диаметр ствола 1 метр.

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B: Pond in the spring in the October gorge

by Sergey Kazantsev, 1.6 km away

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C: Saratov

by Константин Клюшин, 2.4 km away

Саратов. Вид с горы.

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D: Saratov

by Константин Клюшин, 2.5 km away

г. Саратов. Вид с лыжной базы. Осень 2011

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H: Tverskaya 36cb

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I: The Road To The Tverskaya

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J: Night view of Saratov

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Text by Steve Smith.

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