During my Viking River Waterway of the Tsars cruise down the Volga-Baltic Waterway between Moscow and St. Petersburg, I captured these panoramic photos of Russia, showing four of the most iconic views in the country. They are not my usual quality, since I shot them with my iPhone, but they do capture a great view of the sweeping public spaces that seemed so prevalent in Russia’s two most important cities. Click on each of the thumbnails to see a larger view:
Disclosure: I was a guest of Viking River Cruises during my Waterway of the Tsars cruise. However, the receipt and acceptance of complimentary items or services will never influence the content, topics, or posts in this blog. I write the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
17 thoughts on “Iconic Views of Russia in Panoramic Photos”
Nice post… such beautiful places! I am planning a trip to Russia..
and amazing shots
Thanks Harry. Have a fabulous time in Russia.
Researching a Baltic cruise at the moment but are thinking of adding in a stint in Russia and these amazing photos are pushing us in that direction for sure. I will have to call my husband at work and sent him the link. THanks for sharing and maybe see you in Russia on the panorama.
Hi Allison: You’re very welcome. I think you can’t go wrong with an add-on, at least for St. Petersburg. Have a wonderful trip.
awesome pictures … Wish some day could be there also.
Hope you get to visit Russia someday, Elsa. Thanks for the comment.
It truly is amazing what a cellphone can do these days!
Unique post, thanks!
It sure is Mike, and I’m still using an iPhone 4s – the newer ones are even better.
Awesome panoramas. They look very good even if they are made with the iPhone!
Hi Maria: Agreed – I’m amazed by the quality of the cameras on mobile phones these days.
Nice article and amazing pictures! Keep travelling!
Beautiful images. I especially like the ones of Moscow’s Red Square.
so beautiful !
I love Russia so much but I have never gone there.
however I also love Viet Nam. It has many dream destination like that.
Hope you get to experience Russia some day, BC family. I’ve been to Vietnam and it is truly a beautiful country.
But how do you get a panoramic view on an iPhone?
Hi Dawn: I believe the panoramic photo feature began with the 4s model, so if you have an older one you won’t see it. I’m still using a 4s, and on mine there is a scroll bar at the bottom of the screen just above the home button that lets you choose time-lapse, photo, video, square, or pano. Just slide to pano and touch it. Hold the camera up and frame your scene, beginning far left. Touch the home button to start and sweep the phone to the right, keeping the white arrow centered on the white line. When you get to the furthest right point you want in the photo, touch the home button again. Though I have done a couple of vertical shots, it is best for horizontals.