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St. Petersburg
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The Menager Fountain
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The Golden Hill Cascade once again
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The surroundings of the palace Marly
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Peterhof Stairs Fountain
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Pond at Peterhof
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The Golden Hill Cascade
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The Marly Palace
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Peterhof
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Baltic Sea and Peterhof gardens
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Russia, Petergof, Hermitage Pavilion
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The Eva Fountain
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Russia, Petergof, Lower Garden
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Sunset at lake flega
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The Chasm Milford Sound
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Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin
Cockpit of a boeing from the KLM fleet
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Bryce Point Sunset, beautiful colours
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CSD Hamburg 2013
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Rudolfschacht ibbenbueren
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Bryce Point Sunset, beautiful colours
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View on Brovari with 260 meter height
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Horseshoe Bend
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Limone sul Garda - New Harbour
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Vladimirskaya. Gloomy morning
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Shi-Tsa, or before morning cleaning
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Street lamps nearby Italian Bridge
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The holy dormition Pskov-Caves Monastery (5)
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The holy dormition Pskov-Caves Monastery 2
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Dsc2947 Panorama Panorama
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Никольский собор. Крюков канал
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The observation point at the two waterfalls (16)
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Далснибба. Автопортрет в неудобной позе (21)
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On the bridge across the Marine channel
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At the Jostedalen glacier (12)
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