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全景摄影师 Vil Muhametshin EXPERT MAESTRO 日期和时间 11:59, 17/07/2009 - Views loading...


Take-off at the International Air-balloon competition "Valmiera Cup 2009", Latvia

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A: Night Club in Valmiera

摄影师Igor Dubakov, 距离此全景4.0

Night Club in Valmiera

Night Club in Valmiera

B: Latvian country side

摄影师Kaspars, 距离此全景23.6

Piedavajam makskeresanu divas dazadas udenstilpnes. Dikis ar lidakam, liniem, breksiem. Atsevisks dīk...

Latvian country side

C: Cesu pils

摄影师Jonas Nosalis, 距离此全景30.3

Cesu pils

D: Castle park in spring, Cesis, Latvia

摄影师Vil Muhametshin, 距离此全景30.3

Castle park in spring, Cesis, Latvia

E: Near the Cesis New Castle, Latvia

摄影师Vil Muhametshin, 距离此全景30.3

Near the Cesis New Castle, Latvia

F: On the ruinis of Cesis Medieval Castle, Latvia

摄影师Vil Muhametshin, 距离此全景30.4

On the ruinis of Cesis Medieval Castle, Latvia

G: Raunas Varti

摄影师Jonas Nosalis, 距离此全景30.4

Raunas Varti

H: Cesis

摄影师Jonas Nosalis, 距离此全景30.4

Cēsis Castle is a Livonian castle situated in Cēsis, Latvia. Its ruins are one of the most majestic c...


I: Cesis Castle

摄影师Olga Parshina, 距离此全景30.4

Cesis Castle

J: Cesis castle

摄影师Jonas Nosalis, 距离此全景30.5

  Construction of the castle is thought to have begun around 1209, in the time of Master of the Order...

Cesis castle

此全景拍摄于Latvia, Europe


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