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Water Lillies And Horsetails In Gudhjem Plantation

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At the top of the hills at the outskirts of the lovely town Gudhjem, you find this small plantation and in the middle of it is a beautiful lake.

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A: Inside Gudhjem Church

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B: Gudhjem Kirke, Bornholm

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E: Østerlars round Church

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G: At The Top Near Helligdomsklipperne

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H: Helligdomklipperne Near Sorte Gryde

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I: Waterfall At Doendalen

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J: Looking up the waterfall at Doendalen

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