Fountain in Druzhby park
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Fountain in Druzhby park

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Nearby images in http://www.360cities.net/en/area/rostov-on-don

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A: Аttractions

by S.Evgeniy, 30 meters away

Аttractions

B: Druzhba park - path

by S.Evgeniy, 80 meters away

Druzhba park - path

C: The central path of Druzhba park

by S.Evgeniy, 220 meters away

The central path of Druzhba park

D: Ikony Kazanskoj Bozh'ej materi church

by S.Evgeniy, 240 meters away

Ikony Kazanskoj Bozh'ej materi church

E: Druzhba park

by S.Evgeniy, 240 meters away

Druzhba park

F: Surb-Hach park

by S.Evgeniy, 250 meters away

Surb-Hach park

Surb-Hach park

G: south-west of Surb-Hach

by S.Evgeniy, 280 meters away

Monuments of Armenian history persons

south-west of Surb-Hach

H: Surb Hach

by S.Evgeniy, 290 meters away

Surb Hach

I: Монастырь Сурб-Хач

by S.Evgeniy, 310 meters away

Лестница к монастырю Сурб-Хач от родника

Монастырь Сурб-Хач

J: Monument to veterans of Afghan war, Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 800 meters away

Monument to veterans of Afghan war, Rostov-on-Don

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/en/area/rostov-on-don, Russia

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Text by Steve Smith.

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