"Veleka" street in Chernomorets
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Panoramic photo by Branimir Minkov Taken 18:04, 16/08/2013 (Sofia) - Views loading...

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"Veleka" street in Chernomorets

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The panorama is taken at "Veleka" street in Chernomorets, 26 kilometers from the city of Burgas. It is a late afternoon in August and it is still very hot. The "Carskia" bay is only 20 minutes away on feet.

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