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Själsö hamn

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E: Visby Cathedral

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F: Visby Cathedral, Saint Mary

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G: Fiskargränd

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H: From inside the ruins of St. Trinitatis

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I: Stora Torget, Visby

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J: Kruttornet "The Gunpowder Tower"

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