Smela Beach Tyasmin
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Smela Beach Tyasmin

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A: Yunost Stadium

by Taras Slobodyanik, 70 meters away

Yunost Stadium

B: Smela river Tyasmin

by Taras Slobodyanik, 380 meters away

Smela river Tyasmin

C: Cinema

by Taras Slobodyanik, 570 meters away


D: Flight over the market (KAP, Smela)

by Taras Slobodyanik, 570 meters away

Flight over the market (KAP, Smela)

E: Smela Tyasmin

by Taras Slobodyanik, 660 meters away

Smela Tyasmin

F: Park Kitefly

by Taras Slobodyanik, 710 meters away

Park Kitefly

G: Center of city Smela (fountain)

by Taras Slobodyanik, 740 meters away

Center of city Smela, near a fountain, before city advice, December, 2011Smela — city in the Cherkass...

Center of city Smela (fountain)

H: Center Of Smela

by Taras Slobodyanik, 800 meters away

Center Of Smela

I: Center of city Smela (crossing)

by Taras Slobodyanik, 810 meters away

Center of city Smela (crossing)

J: Park In The Spring

by Taras Slobodyanik, 880 meters away

Park In The Spring

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