Ivanjica - Road to Vidin Krs
The road winds up to Vidin Krs, a rocky peak overlooking Ivanjica where a GSM relay is situated. This place offers a good view of the town and its surroundings, among which is the Glijeca Hill.
These trees are located in the meadow on the road to Vidin Krš
This small stone quarry is located right beside the road to Vidin Krš.
This cross is one of the two crosses erected on hills surrounding Ivanjica. It was the first to be er...
Randjic family house used for beekeeping. There are also two workshops and storage space.
The street was named after a young partisan girl, a hero of WWII.
Vidin Krš ('vee-deen-krsh', 'Vida's Wreck' in English), is a small rock formation located on one of t...
The GSM base station at Vidin Krš belongs to MTS ('Mobile Telephony of Serbia'), one of Serbia's GSM ...
The buildings at Mrkocevac were the newest addition to Ivanjica's apartment buildings. They were buil...
These old houses are a typical example of the architecture that existed in Stari Vlah for centuries.
The junction at the Mrkočevac kindergarten.
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