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Over Saint-Petersburg By Night

Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:01 pm

Hi folks,

My first try to write at this forum. Brief report about aerial trip over St.Petersburg by White Nights.

Saint-Petersburg is the third largest European city, the world largest city on the north of the 56th parallel and the former capital of Russian Empire. It is also one of the most beautiful cities in the world (we here think the most beatuful   ). Few years ago I had an excellent opportunity - to make few photography flights over the city. One of them was during White Nights - light nights time in June-July on the North.

So few views of the city.

1. View on the river Neva and open bridges. Cargo ships are able to pass by the river only in night time.
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/fyodor_photo/45977679/660358/660358_original.jpg

2. City view from the Mars fields.Mikhailovsky Castle and Mikhailovsky Palace.
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/fyodor_photo/45977679/655120/655120_original.jpg

3. Mikhailovsky Castle and Mikhailovsky Palace.
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/fyodor_photo/45977679/655919/655919_original.jpg

4. Kazan Cathedral
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/fyodor_photo/45977679/655542/655542_original.jpg

5. The Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns at the Spit
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/fyodor_photo/45977679/660078/660078_original.jpg

6. Isaak Cathedral
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/fyodor_photo/45977679/656155/656155_original.jpg

7. Peter & Paul Fortress - heart of the city.
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/fyodor_photo/45977679/657676/657676_original.jpg

8.
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/fyodor_photo/45977679/658808/658808_original.jpg

9. Ships are passing by the bridges.
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/fyodor_photo/45977679/662064/662064_original.jpg

10.
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/fyodor_photo/45977679/663349/663349_original.jpg

11. View from Vasilyevsky Island.
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/fyodor_photo/45977679/653527/653527_original.jpg

Full story (in Russian) is here:
http://fyodor-photo.livejournal.com/45581.html

If you find such report relevant for the forum and inetersting - I'll be happy to tell you about St.Petersburg by winter nights and my other flight over Russia and the Globe.

Regards,

Fyodor
 
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RE: Over Saint-Petersburg By Night

Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:34 pm

Hello Fyodor! Amazing photos from an amazing city!
I've suffered long the White Nights at Saint Petersburg never knowing when to sleep and when to wake up. In Moscow we have at least 2/3 hours of darkness!
Once you've written your entry in your blog, translating it yourself is the easiest part. Plus, you already have the photos, the links to the server where you stored them, so it will take you no-time.
Keep on posting!
Cheers
Eielef @VKO (leaving on an adventure in 2h)
 
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RE: Over Saint-Petersburg By Night

Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:49 pm

Very nice pictures, would love to see much more.   
 
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RE: Over Saint-Petersburg By Night

Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:08 am

Awesome photos, thanks for posting! A bit different from most TRs on here.
 
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RE: Over Saint-Petersburg By Night

Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:32 am

Hi, Saint-Petersburg sure looks like a gorgeous city, what aircraft type did you fly in?
 
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RE: Over Saint-Petersburg By Night

Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:17 am

Quoting Adipasquale (Reply 3):
A bit different from most TRs on here.

Thats what I was a bit worry about  
Quoting dc9super80 (Reply 4):
what aircraft type did you fly in?

Remos GX.

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RE: Over Saint-Petersburg By Night

Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:16 am

Beautiful. Would like to go one day. Thanks.
 
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RE: Over Saint-Petersburg By Night

Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:42 pm

Quoting FYODOR (Thread starter):
My first try to write at this forum.

Hopefully not your last! Very nice trip report - looking forward to more. And yes, St. Petersburg is a beautiful city. I would like to visit it one day!
 
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RE: Over Saint-Petersburg By Night

Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:38 pm

Thanks for sharing photos of a city that we Americans do not hear too much about!
 
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RE: Over Saint-Petersburg By Night

Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:12 am

Great photos, never saw St. Petersburg from those angles, I think it´s the world´s MOST beautiful city!
 
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RE: Over Saint-Petersburg By Night

Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:04 am

Hi Fyodor,

Some great aerial photography.

Was the flight a private charter or flight offered by a company offering scenic flights to tourists?

Do the flights take off and land at LED or another field in the vicinity?

Thanks for sharing,
Weary
 
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RE: Over Saint-Petersburg By Night

Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:20 am

Hi! Indeed not your usual trip report with legroom and meal shots  
I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful views of St Petersburg skyline and look forward for more reports like this one!
I also took the time to browse your blog and loved the other posts you have there.

Thanks a lot!
- IG
 
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RE: Over Saint-Petersburg By Night

Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:16 pm

Thanks guys for kind words!

Quoting WearyDrover (Reply 10):
Was the flight a private charter or flight offered by a company offering scenic flights to tourists?
Do the flights take off and land at LED or another field in the vicinity?

There were private planes from private fields few years ago.

Regards,

Fyodor
 
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RE: Over Saint-Petersburg By Night

Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:09 pm

Wow, thank you. Such a fascinating phenomenon. I would love to visit St Petersburg.

Beautiful   well done.

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