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Юрьевец, берег Волги. Yurievets, bank of the Volga
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Мусор на берегу Волги. Юрьевец.Rubbish on the banks of the Volga. Yurievets.
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Юрьевец. Глазовая гора. Школа №3. Yurievets. Glazov mountain. School № 3
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The river Volga
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The city of Jurevets, Tarkovsky's museum.
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The small town Jurevets centre. Центр городка Юрьевец
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Юрьевец. У Благовещенской церкви. Yurievets. At Church of the Annunciation.
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Main square of the city of Jurevets
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Юрьевец, вид с колокольни
Denis Sidorenko
Sokol'skoye
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Святой источник блаженного Симона. Saint Simon the source of the Blessed
Michael Mironov
village Zarechnyj
Denis Oleynik
Шабаловка2
Paco Lorente
Gran Cañon del Colorado desde el South Rim
Hans Molenkamp
Makarskaentrance
H. Adi Saputra
Kiyomizu Dera Kyoto Light Up
dieter kik
Pointe de Dinan C16
dieter kik
chateau Pointe de Dinan C18
Шубкин Сергей
церковь царевича Димитрия на Крови
Cristian Marchi
Beetween the two bridges
Hans Molenkamp
Baska Voda
Geoff Mather
Trelissick Gardens, Parkland View, Cornwall, England
Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin
Vasilevskoye. Church. Interior. (2009)
Geoff Mather
Finch Foundry, Machinery In Action, Sticklepath, Devon, England
Geoff Mather
Finch Foundry, Wood Working Shop, Sticklepath, Devon, England
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озеро Омчино (lake Omchino)
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Куршская коса. Пансионат "Балтийские пески"
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Pine pine forest. Сосновый бор
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Petersburg, park Avenue Nepokorennykh
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Сквер перед Казанским собором в Петербурге. Square in front of Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg.
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Спуск к озеру. The walk down to the lake.
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Юрьевец. У Благовещенской церкви. Yurievets. At Church of the Annunciation.
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Могила Льва Толстого в Ясной Поляне. (Tomb of Leo Tolstoy in Yasnaya)
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Михайловское. Дом-музей А.Пушкина (Mikhailovskoye. The house-museum of Alexander Pushkin)
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The small town Jurevets centre. Центр городка Юрьевец
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Казанский собор в Петербурге. Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg
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Trigorsky, Voronich
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