Ivanjica - Top of the Glijeca Hill
The top of the Glijeca Hill overlooks the northern part of the town (industrial zone) and its suburbs. A large cross, and Telenor's GSM base station are located here. There is also a TV relay belonging to a local TV station, 'TV Golija'. The meadow is usually mown and cleared but this time it's overgrown with ferns.
The top of the Glijeca Hill overlooks the northern part of the town (industrial zone) and its suburbs...
This meadow at the top of the Gliječa Hill overlooks the northern part of the town (industrial zone) ...
These meadows on the Gliječa Hill overlook the southern part of the town and the suburbs
Rudnik ('roo-dneek', 'The Mine' in English) is a rocky outcrop situated on the slopes of the Glijeca ...
The quarry on the Gliječa Hill is located approximately half way up the hill.
The ambulance park of Ivanjica's Health Centre.
The maternity ward on Ivanjica's health centre hasn't been in use since late 1990s. Since all women a...
The Ivanjica's health centre consists of several buildings. The largest of them houses most of the me...
The emergency room of Ivanjica's health was moved from the main building to the hospital building in ...
The front entrance to the main building of Ivanjica's health centre. It was built in late 1980s to ac...
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