Vraca from above - Bulgaria
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Vraca from above - Bulgaria

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A beautiful view over Vraca. From tha point of view are visible Vraca - city, chemistry factory with it's reservoir, Skaklya - waterfall, Vratcata - a natural "gate" between vertical rocks and the lift from "nowhere" to the "middle of nowhere".

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A: Road to Skaklya

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B: Vraca From Above 2

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C: Sunset over Vratsa, Bulgaria

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D: Fireworks above Vratsa, Bulgaria

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E: Skaklya from the fountain

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F: Vratsa-Hut

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G: Skaklia waterfall

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H: Cave in Skaklia Waterfall

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I: Vratsa from above Skaklya waterfall

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J: Kurtpashova kula

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