Astronaut Anton Shkaplerov captured from ISS Saint Petersburg, Russia’s 2nd largest city.
Saint Petersburg is an important port city on the Baltic Sea, and was the capital of Imperial Russia until 1917. The historic center and monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint Petersburg is home to the Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world, which was founded in 1764 when Empress Catherine the Great acquired an impressive collection of paintings from the Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.