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Ptuj

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A: Ptuj - Slovenski trg

by Marjan Gubensek, 310 meters away

Ptuj - Slovenski trg

B: Ptuj - Grajska ulica

by Marjan Gubensek, 320 meters away

Ptuj - Grajska ulica

C: Ptujski grad

by Zoran Vidrih, 360 meters away

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ptuj_Castle

Ptujski grad

D: Ptuj - cerkev sv. Jurija

by Marjan Gubensek, 380 meters away

Ptuj - cerkev sv. Jurija

E: Hot air baloon meeting in Juršinci /3

by Zoran Trost, 10.6 km away

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Hot air baloon meeting in Juršinci /3

F: Hot air baloon meeting in Juršinci /1

by Zoran Trost, 10.6 km away

Pano taken during the preparation and take-off of hot air baloons during the 4th hot air baloon meeti...

Hot air baloon meeting in Juršinci /1

G: Hot air baloon meeting in Juršinci /2

by Zoran Trost, 10.6 km away

Pano taken during the preparation and take-off of hot air baloons during the 4th hot air baloon meeti...

Hot air baloon meeting in Juršinci /2

H: Slovenia's largest advent wreath in 2012

by Zoran Trost, 14.7 km away

It is said that this advent wreath (crown) is the Slovenia's largest in 2012, with a diameter of 18 m...

Slovenia's largest advent wreath in 2012

I: Chapel of Mary help of Christians near Lenart

by Zoran Trost, 16.8 km away

Chapel of Mary help of Christians near Lenart in Slovenia in winter time. The frozen lake in the back...

Chapel of Mary help of Christians near Lenart

J: Hippodrome in Lenart

by Zoran Trost, 17.4 km away

Hippodrome in Lenart is part of the Polena recreational field. The hippodorme hosts only one big hors...

Hippodrome in Lenart

This panorama was taken in Slovenia, Europe

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