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Old windmill ruins

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A: Behind The Lihula Manor House

by Avo Kiisk, 150 meters away

Behind The Lihula Manor House

B: Castle ruins in Lihula

by Avo Kiisk, 160 meters away

Castle ruins in Lihula

C: Lihula Manor House

by Avo Kiisk, 200 meters away

Lihula Manor House

D: Culture house in Lihula

by Avo Kiisk, 320 meters away

Culture house in Lihula

E: Old manor buildings

by Avo Kiisk, 330 meters away

Old manor buildings

F: Waiting for a bus

by Avo Kiisk, 680 meters away

Waiting for a bus

G: Lihula Tallinna Str.

by Avo Kiisk, 740 meters away

Lihula Tallinna Str.

H: Winter in village

by Avo Kiisk, 1,000 meters away

Winter in village

I: Wood and meadow

by Avo Kiisk, 1.1 km away

Wood and meadow

J: Penijõe Manor House

by Avo Kiisk, 2.8 km away

Penijõe Manor House

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