Towards meadow Razor
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Towards meadow Razor

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A: Mocila

by Gorazd Bajt, 270 meters away

Mocila

B: On the way to meadow Razor

by Gorazd Bajt, 270 meters away

On the way to meadow Razor

C: Beech forest

by Gorazd Bajt, 580 meters away

Beech forest

D: Autumn in Posocje valley #2

by Gorazd Bajt, 860 meters away

Autumn in Posocje valley #2

F: Partisan cyclostyle Tehnika Krn #1

by Gorazd Bajt, 1.2 km away

In the Zadlaščica mountain gorge, referred to as "Kašana", and beneath a rocky overhang in the 70m de...

Partisan cyclostyle Tehnika Krn #1

G: Partisan cyclostyle Tehnika Krn #2

by Gorazd Bajt, 1.2 km away

In the Zadlaščica mountain gorge, referred to as "Kašana", and beneath a rocky overhang in the 70m de...

Partisan cyclostyle Tehnika Krn #2

H: Hunting lodge

by Gorazd Bajt, 1.7 km away

Hunting lodge

I: Razor mountain hut

by Gorazd Bajt, 1.9 km away

Just below the steep south face of the ridge Lower Bohinj Mountains, just a few miles west of Vogel, ...

Razor mountain hut

J: Razor meadow

by Gorazd Bajt, 2.0 km away

Razor meadow

This panorama was taken in Slovenia, Europe

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