Sunny Afternoon - Mediterranean Beach
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Sunny Afternoon - Mediterranean Beach

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La hora de la comida en Castelldefels. Un día de invierno, mes de Febrero de 2013, a 21º, deliciosa temperatura dada la época. Un precioso paseo marítimo que invita a pasear despacio, disfrutando del sol, de la buena temperatura y de la tranquilidad.

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