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Palace of Rumjantsevyh-Paskevichej, Terrace.

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Palace of Rumjantsevyh-Paskevichej, Terrace.

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A: Palace of Rumyantsev-Paskevich

by Maksim Adamenko, 30 meters away

Gomel

Palace of Rumyantsev-Paskevich

B: Palace and Park Ensemble

by Siarhei Babchanka, 40 meters away

Palace and Park Ensemble

C: Palace of Rumyantsev-Paskevich

by Maksim Adamenko, 60 meters away

Gomel

Palace of Rumyantsev-Paskevich

D: Palace of Rumjantsevyh-Paskevichej

by PaVeL Bobkov, 70 meters away

Palace of Rumjantsevyh-Paskevichej. The Gomel park. The river Sozh.

Palace of Rumjantsevyh-Paskevichej

E: Breakage to the river Sozh

by Maksim Adamenko, 80 meters away

Gomel

Breakage to the river Sozh

F: Palace of Rumyantsev-Paskevich tower one

by Maksim Adamenko, 90 meters away

Gomel

Palace of Rumyantsev-Paskevich tower one

G: Gazebo overlooking the swan pond

by Maksim Adamenko, 90 meters away

Gomel

Gazebo overlooking the swan pond

H: Flowerbed

by Maksim Adamenko, 160 meters away

Gomel

Flowerbed

I: The bridge through swan lake

by Maksim Adamenko, 170 meters away

The bridge through swan lake

J: Shade

by Maksim Adamenko, 180 meters away

Shade

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Text by Steve Smith.

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