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Ivanjica - Square in front of the Cultural Centre on a Sunny Day

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The square in front of Ivanjica's cultural centre on a sunny day in July

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A: Ivanjica - Square in front of the Cultural Centre on a Wet Evening

by Marko Randjic, less than 10 meters away

A wet evening on the square. To the NW there is an apartment bulding called 'Ivanjičanka', meanint 't...

Ivanjica - Square in front of the Cultural Centre on a Wet Evening

B: Ivanjica - Square in front of the cultural centre

by Marko Randjic, 20 meters away

Ivanjica cultural centre, along with the square, was built in the 1980s. It was officially opened in ...

Ivanjica - Square in front of the cultural centre

C: Ivanjica - Cultural Centre (right side)

by Marko Randjic, 30 meters away

Two apartment buildings (one of which is 'Ivanjičanka') and the right side of Ivanjica's Cultural Cen...

Ivanjica - Cultural Centre (right side)

D: Ivanjica - Entrance to an Apartment Building

by Marko Randjic, 50 meters away

An entrance to an apartment building

Ivanjica - Entrance to an Apartment Building

E: Ivanjica - Golija Rest Home - Main Entrance

by Marko Randjic, 60 meters away

The main entrance to the former 'Golija' rest home, which has been returned to its original use, i. e...

Ivanjica - Golija Rest Home - Main Entrance

F: Ivanjica - Passage behind Ivanjicanka

by Marko Randjic, 60 meters away

Ivanjičanka ('The Woman from Ivanjica') is an apartment building with the red brick facade situated i...

Ivanjica - Passage behind Ivanjicanka

G: Ivanjica - Playground behind the Cultural Centre

by Marko Randjic, 80 meters away

The playground behind the cultural centre was made to accomodate the children living in the nearby ap...

Ivanjica - Playground behind the Cultural Centre

H: Ivanjica - Golija Rest Home - Courtyard

by Marko Randjic, 90 meters away

The Golija Rest Home was primarily intended to serve as a rest home for war veterans who were injured...

Ivanjica - Golija Rest Home - Courtyard

I: Ivanjica - Political Parties' Headquarters

by Marko Randjic, 90 meters away

Most of the currently active political parties have their local headquarters in this building. There ...

Ivanjica - Political Parties' Headquarters

J: Ivanjica - Milana Mihailovica Street

by Marko Randjic, 100 meters away

This street, with its tastefully decorated flower gardens is arguably one of the most beautiful stree...

Ivanjica - Milana Mihailovica Street

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