Looking Over Great Sights of Saint Petersburg From Above (+ Historic Remarks)

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Saint Petersburg is visited and photographed by millions of people every year. However, the American photographer Amos Chapple chose a specific method of shooting: he used a little drone to lift his camera high over the streets, channels and cathedrals of St. Petersburg. Take a look at his wonderful photos.

Looking Over Great Sights of Saint Petersburg From Above (+ Historic Remarks)

Church of the Savior on Blood in a windless autumn morning. The Cathedral was built on the place of murder of Alexander II. (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

Looking Over Great Sights of Saint Petersburg From Above (+ Historic Remarks)

Angel of Alexander Column. The Column was erected after the victory of Russia over the army of Napoleon. It’s made from 600 tons of granite, 2000 soldiers participated in the construction.  (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

Looking Over Great Sights of Saint Petersburg From Above (+ Historic Remarks)

Hermitage Pavilion in the morning fog. Built in 1749-1754, it was a place for dress-up parties where tables full of delicious dishes showed up right from under the floor. (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

Looking Over Great Sights of Saint Petersburg From Above (+ Historic Remarks)

Peter and Paul fortress and the frozen Neva river at the background.  The fortress is situated on Hare’s island being the historic core of the Northern Palmyra. When the fortress was being built, only shabby huts of fishermen were standing on small islands of the Neva. These places were considered too wild, too damp and too unhealthy for humans.  (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

Looking Over Great Sights of Saint Petersburg From Above (+ Historic Remarks)

Church of the Savior on Blood was constructed to epitomize the murdered tsar, it wa intended to become a place of public worship. The fragment of the paved street on which the tsar was lying is kept in the old temple which serves as a museum now.  (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

Looking Over Great Sights of Saint Petersburg From Above (+ Historic Remarks)

Summer Garden, the oldest park in Saint-Petersburg. (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

Looking Over Great Sights of Saint Petersburg From Above (+ Historic Remarks)

St. Michael’s Castle built at the order of Paul I who was afraid of assassination attempts so much that he created the fortified residence. By a twwist of fate 40 days after his move to the castle in 1801 he was killed in his own bedroom…  (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

Looking Over Great Sights of Saint Petersburg From Above (+ Historic Remarks)

Peter and Paul Cathedral in Peterhof. The palace and the gardens are seen in the background.  And the Gulf of Finland in the fog. During WWII German troops occupied Peterhof and damaged the palace during the retreat almost completely. (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

Looking Over Great Sights of Saint Petersburg From Above (+ Historic Remarks)

The palace of Peterhof on the cliff. 30 km away from the center of St. Petersburg. Here was the last office of Peter the Great from where he could enjoy the spires of the city and the Kronstadt fortress standing on the island. (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

Looking Over Great Sights of Saint Petersburg From Above (+ Historic Remarks)

Saint Isaac’s Cathedral that is partially being reconstructed. It was being erected for long 40 years (1818-1858). Many Finnish workers helped to build the object which resulted in the idiom to appear in the Finnish language: “to build the St. Isaac’s way”, i.e. “to build too long or longer than expected”. (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

Looking Over Great Sights of Saint Petersburg From Above (+ Historic Remarks)

The Smolny Convent at the sunset. In 1764 Catherine the Great opened the Institute of Noble Maidens here – the first educational institution for females in the country. The institute accepted noble daughters and prepared them for noble life in high society. (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

Looking Over Great Sights of Saint Petersburg From Above (+ Historic Remarks)

Peter and Paul Cathedral wrapped in winter fog. (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

1 thought on “Looking Over Great Sights of Saint Petersburg From Above (+ Historic Remarks)”

  1. Russians seem to have an eye for creating some really beautiful buildings.
    St.Petersburg seems to have a lot of them; and these are really beautiful photos..
    I would love to visit some day, but in the summer!

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