Road near "Beliata Fountain"
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Panoramic photo by Branimir Minkov Taken 17:45, 27/04/2013 (EEST +0300) - Views loading...

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Road near "Beliata Fountain"

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The image is taken very close to "Beliata Cheshma"(transl. "Trouble Fountain" because tired and thirsty trourists drink cold water and get sick) on the way back from "Zlatnite Mostove"(transl. "Golden Bridges"). Made by LazyWeaver

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