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Pedestrian and cycle road on the Wisla river bank

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Photo's taken on January 1, 2013.

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A: On the Wisla river shore, with swans in the water

by Jan Mulder, 20 meters away

Photo's taken on January 1, 2013.

On the Wisla river shore, with swans in the water

B: War memorial statue

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Photo's taken on January 1, 2012.

War memorial statue

C: At the Wisla river shore

by Jan Mulder, 280 meters away

Photo's taken on January 1, 2013.

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D: Back side of St. Stanislaw church

by Jan Mulder, 360 meters away

Photo's taken on January 1, 2013.

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F: Hala w parku

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G: Ogród Doświadczeń im. Stanisława Lema w Krakowie

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H: Botanical garden of the Jagiellonian University (19 of 35)

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I: Botanical garden of the Jagiellonian University (17 of 35)

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J: Botanical garden of the Jagiellonian University (18 of 35)

by Jan Mulder, 1.7 km away

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