This timelapse of St. Petersburg will convince you to book a trip
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This timelapse of St. Petersburg will convince you to book a trip

See St. Petersburg, up close and personal.

A new timelapse and hyperlapse video from professional Ukrainian photographer Kirill Neiezhmakov takes you through a stunning tour through one of Russia’s largest cities, St. Petersburg.

Neiezhmakov uses dazzling cinematography to take you through some of Russia’s most recognizable historic landmarks and architecture, including the towering cathedrals with distinctive and colorful domes and many waterways that earned the city the nickname the “Venice of the North.”

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The video’s title, “White Nights” is named for the particular time of year in St. Petersburg, generally from mid-June to early July, when daylight extends to nearly 19 hours due to the city’s northern location.

“[St. Petersburg] bears the unofficial status of Russia’s cultural capital and most European city, a distinction that it strives to retain in its perennial competition with Moscow,” Neiezhmakov wrote on his post on Vimeo.

The mesmerizing shots of the long days turning into the brightly illuminated nights may have you booking your next trip to St. Petersburg sooner than you think.

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