St. Petersburg - view from above

• St. Petersburg - view from above

American photographer Cheppl Amos (Amos Chapple) visited St. Petersburg. Full attractions Northern capital photographed by millions of people every year, but Amos chose a non-trivial way of shooting. He used a small drone to take your camera high above the streets, canals and cathedrals of the city on the Neva and make spectacular shots from a height.

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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in windless autumn morning. The temple was built on the site of the assassination of Alexander II. (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

St. Petersburg - view from above

Angel on the Alexander Column. It was erected after the Russian victory over Napoleon's armies. The column is created from 600 tons of granite, and 2,000 soldiers were involved in its installation. (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

St. Petersburg - view from above

Hermitage Pavilion in the morning mist. This small, elegant pavilion, built in the years 1749-1754, was the venue for dinner parties, where tables full of various dishes, rose from under the floor directly to the assembled guests. (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

St. Petersburg - view from above

The Peter and Paul fortress on a background of the frozen Neva. The fortress is located on Hare Island is the historic core of St. Petersburg. At the time of construction of the fortress on the Neva islands were a ramshackle fishing huts. These sites are considered "too wild, too raw and too unhealthy" for the man. (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

St. Petersburg - view from above

Our Savior on Spilled Blood was built like an epitaph killed the king, and from it did not intend to make a place of public worship. A piece of cobbled streets, on which lay the dead king, is kept in an old temple, which is now open as a museum. (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

St. Petersburg - view from above

The fallen leaves in the Summer Garden, the oldest park in St. Petersburg. (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

St. Petersburg - view from above

The Mikhailovsky Castle, built by order of Emperor Paul I, who so much afraid of attacks that has built a fortified residence of the fortress. Ironically, within 40 days after moving to the castle in 1801, Paul was killed in his own bedroom. (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

St. Petersburg - view from above

Peter and Paul Cathedral in Peterhof. In the background, the palace and gardens. Behind - the Gulf of Finland in the fog. During World War II, the German army occupied the Peterhof, almost completely destroying it during the retreat. (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

St. Petersburg - view from above

The Palace at Peterhof on the cliff overlooking the sea, 30 km from the center of St. Petersburg. In recent years, the life of Peter the Great organized in the palace his office, from which he could admire the spiers of St. Petersburg in the distance and the island fortress of Kronstadt guarding his new capital. (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

St. Petersburg - view from above

Isaac's Cathedral, partially under construction. On the construction of the cathedral took long 40 years (1818-1858 years). The construction involves a large number of Finnish workers, which led to the emergence in the Finnish language idioms:.. "Building in St. Isaac's," ie, "longer than they should." (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

St. Petersburg - view from above

Smolny monastery at sunset. In 1764 Catherine the Great founded here the Institute for Noble Maidens, Russia's first female educational institution. The Smolny Institute took noble daughters and prepare them for the court and the high life. (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)

St. Petersburg - view from above

Peter and Paul Cathedral in the winter mist. (Amos Chapple / Rex Features)