How to take amazing photos in Moscow and St. Petersburg

How to take amazing photos in Moscow and St. Petersburg

To capture the entire cathedral, you need to take a picture from the Patriarchal Bridge. Another magnificent view of Russia's main cathedral opens up from Bersenevskaya Embankment near the bridge on the opposite bank of the Moskva River, where you can also get a great selfie opportunity on the terrace of the Strelka Bar.

How to take amazing photos in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Intercession Cathedral (also known as St. Basil's Cathedral) differs from most other Russian Orthodox churches in that it does not have a primary and secondary side - it is equally beautiful from all sides. However, it is best taken from Red Square so that the parallel marking lines on the pavement (used for various parades throughout the year) meet at the foot of the Minin and Pozharsky monument located next to the cathedral.

How to take amazing photos in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Zaryadye Park, opened in September 2017, offers great photo opportunities. The best shots were taken from the Floating Bridge overlooking the Kremlin. If you happen to be in Moscow during the festive season, don't forget to take photos there at night, with the festive lights adding to the already stunning views. Obviously, during the tourist season, the bridge (like other tourist attractions) tends to be filled with people, so be prepared to try a few times before you manage to get a good shot without someone's arms and legs.

How to take amazing photos in Moscow and St. Petersburg

The main entrance to the exhibition and cultural center of VDNKh looks great in photographs if it is photographed from a distance, for example, from the square, and the photographer stands directly under the monorail. The same goes for photographing the Central Pavilion: it is best to capture it at the gate.

How to take amazing photos in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Beautiful photographs of the Moscow City business district and its skyscrapers can be obtained from the Taras Shevchenko embankment, in particular, from the observation deck located at the foot of Tower 2000. The photo taken from there will show the elegant Evolution Tower in the foreground.

How to take amazing photos in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Stunning photographs, capturing the entire space of the central square of St. Petersburg, can be taken at the General Staff building and before entering Nevsky Prospekt. Thus, you will capture the Alexander Column, the Winter Palace and most of the square. Although, in the middle of the day, at the height of the tourist season, it is likely to be filled with people.

How to take amazing photos in Moscow and St. Petersburg

The Peter and Paul Fortress is best photographed from the opposite bank of the Neva. The best place from the Palace Embankment. A closer image can be taken from the Trinity Bridge. No less exciting will be a shot taken from the side, from the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island.

How to take amazing photos in Moscow and St. Petersburg

To get a photo, like on postcards - spans of the bridge with the spire of the Peter and Paul Fortress between them - you need to go down to the Admiralteyskaya embankment and walk to the pier. Another good place for a great photo is on the other side of the Palace Bridge - from the Palace Embankment. In this case, you will get the tower of the Kunstkamera building between the spans. However, the best place to catch the drawbridges of St. Petersburg is a boat ride on the Neva,

How to take amazing photos in Moscow and St. Petersburg

The architectural complex of the Strelka of Vasilyevsky Island is best photographed from afar. For example, from Palace Embankment (near the Hermitage) or from the Arrow of Hare Island (near the Peter and Paul Fortress). A good view of the "postcard" opens from the Trinity Bridge. In turn, the spit of Vasilyevsky Island itself offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city - the buildings of the Hermitage and the Peter and Paul Fortress, as well as the neoclassical Birzhevaya Square.

How to take amazing photos in Moscow and St. Petersburg

A full-size picture of the cathedral (together with the monument to Nicholas I) can be taken from St. Isaac's Square from the side of the building of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and the widest Blue Bridge in the city. Taking into account that the view of the square itself and the panorama of the historical part of the city can be beautifully captured from the colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral.

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