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Shipka Memorial Church @2013, Shipka, Church, Храм-паметник, Bulgarian Orthodox, Рождество Христово,

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Nearby images in Bulgaria


A: Shipka Monument

by Plamen Penev, 3.6 km away

Shipka Monument

B: Buzludhza - back view

by Ivan Petrushev, 5.7 km away

Buzludhza - back view

C: Buzludza monument - Beyond the red stars

by Ivan Miladinov, 5.7 km away

Buzludza monument - Beyond the red stars

E: Buzludzha Inner Hall

by Valentin Nadolu, 5.8 km away

Handheld shot of the interior of the Buzludzha monument. Panorama manually compiled in Hugin. Since t...

Buzludzha Inner Hall

F: Inside Buzludza monument - The big hall

by Ivan Miladinov, 5.8 km away

Inside Buzludza monument - The big hall

G: Buzludzha - front view

by Ivan Petrushev, 5.8 km away

Buzludzha - front view

H: Koprinka Dam

by Ivan Balimezov, 11.6 km away

Koprinka Dam

I: Vikanata Skala view point in Stara Planina Mountain

by Plamen Penev, 15.2 km away

Vikanata Skala view point in Stara Planina Mountain, near Bulgarka Hut

Vikanata Skala view point in Stara Planina Mountain

J: Near Bulgarka

by Plamen Penev, 16.2 km away

Near Bulgarka

This panorama was taken in Bulgaria, Europe

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