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Arabian proverb says, "Everything in the world is afraid of time, and time is afraid of the pyramids".

A year ago Sergey Semenov tried to rent a helicopter in Cairo to shoot the pyramids. It didn't work. "No photos allowed due of the close proximity of the military base" such was the explanation. However there was positive news — a story of a French science enthusiast, who bribed local guides and got on top of a pyramid with his equipment to measure some magnetic fields. We have to say that pyramids are surrounded by high fence with motion sensors; and special guards with machine guns and security dogs patrol the perimeter during non-tourist hours. Based on Sergey's story however we assumed that there was certain flexibility in Egyptian national security system, and that we might have a chance to fly there :)

We had to hurry up, because pyramid of Cheops was the only one of "Seven Wonders of the World" still standing; and the last "Transformers" movie made me think that the militant robots might actually destroy the pyramids for real next time :)

 

Transformers in Egypt

Frame from the movie «Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen»  

Transformers in Egypt

Frame from the movie «Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen»  

 

We assembled the team and sent it off to Egypt. This time we decided to shoot with the help of a radio controlled helicopter. It's worth mentioning that according to news reports, there were series of protests and street gunfire in Cairo, so our guys were not very happy about the trip. I called my friend in Cairo to see what was really going on there, and he said, "There is gunfire in Downtown of Cairo, but the outskirts, where all the tourists stay, are quite safe. Just watch out for Cairo taxi drivers. Don't let them rob you" :)

So the guys left for Egypt to photograph pyramids. Their SMS saying, "we took off, and got arrested" did not surprise me. I was not worried a bit, thinking "It's Egypt. They won't hurt a tourist, they like them there." So when they texted me "It will cost 1000 US dollars to get us out flash card with photos back and continue shooting", I replied "No way! Stay where you are and keep bargaining".

It is considered rather rude in Eastern culture to accept the first price offered, so your counterpart would appreciate if you bargain just a little. It turned out to be true in our case. However, our guys were probably very uncomfortable in these circumstances — surrounded by 20 policeman and military, so they dropped the price just a touch, settling on 800 US dollars.

This price included access to the photographic location and police escort for entire day. So the photoshooting began.

Before we let one of the group members, Stas Sedov, the pilot of our RC helicopter, continue with his story, I want to say that Egypt is a very unique country, where they love tourists in general, and photographers in particular. My father went there 14 times and wants to keep it the way it is ...

 


 

"Quit playing games, boys! — Oleg told us one day last fall, — it's time for you to go to Cairo to shoot pyramids"

"Which Cairo? The one with revolution, gunfire and barricades on the streets?" — went through my mind, but I said out loud "Mmmm... When is our flight?"

It took me two weeks to assemble and set up another radio-controlled machine, which would serve as a back-up in case the main helicopter fails. Each helicopter was packed in a separate suitcase in case one bag gets lost. The total weight of our luggage — two helicopters, repair kit, and photo equipment (3 sets of cameras and lenses) — was 80 kilos.

Here I am admiring desert beauty of Egyptian landscapes, passing by our airplane windows. "Those cities look so much alike" — says sleepy Sergey pointing out of the window, and I notice that we in fact have been circling above one spot for over an hour. In a few minutes our captain announces that the rebels have occupied the international airport of Cairo and that our plane must remain in the air until the situation is resolved. How interesting!

We safely landed after about an hour of hovering above the airport, and immediately got into rebels' hands. Just kidding! I didn't notice any signs of a takeover; it was a normal peaceful life of an international airport. As it turned out, traffic controllers were on strike demanding a raise in salary.

After spending so much time on the plane we were anxious to start shooting the pyramids; but due to the delay we arrived to the closed gates. The name of our guide — a beautiful local girl — was Hinda, which surprisingly means "100 camels" in Arabic. We told her that we would try to get there early in the morning, before the museum opens (we wanted to take few shots without tourists).

Hours of operation of the local museum complex depend mainly on the timetable of tourist buses that bring most of the crowd to pyramids. The complex is open 8 am to 4 pm, and for the rest of the day it becomes a fortified military base, which we had no intentions to assault.

Early morning, 30 minutes before the opening, we are by the museum gate trying to convince the guards by money and speech to let us in. Absolutely useless! Against our expectations, gatekeepers are not interested in our money. I won't tell you how nervous we were while waiting for the beginning of our photo session. After one and a half hour we finally got to the first location only to face new difficulties.

Practically every local person living near pyramids makes his money here one way or another. We heard of camel drivers and other eclectic characters, but we had no idea about guards. It turned out that in addition to policemen in uniform there were policemen in plain clothes, military representatives in plain clothes, and the museum personnel near each pyramid. It would be hard to say who had more authority, perhaps, the army guys.

Hinda suggested talking to the military people right away to avoid further problems. We were prepared for that, and after a long conversation between Sergey and a tall camel rider in white robe and keffiyeh, we got permission to fly our helicopter. By that moment I was almost completely worn out by stress, uncertainty and heat, because there was absolutely no guarantee that our equipment will function properly in the condition of "over +35C in shade". Fortunately, everything worked fine, and we made two successful flights.

 

Первый полет

 

We moved to the second location, and when we took off our luck turned. One of the "plain-clothed" officers made a phone call and the whole army came to arrest us.

We were taken to the administrative building of the museum. There were about 20 people, some wore uniform, and some were obviously from the museum. It was rather difficult to figure out who was in charge in this crowd. At first there was a lot of shouting, our guide was very pale and hardly translated a word for us. Finally one of the museum managers demanded to see the photos and then took our flash card. After taking control over our most "valuable possession", the museum authority immediately changed his tone of voice, and the atmosphere around us relaxed. Everybody took turns checking out the "magic apparatus" that we flew near pyramids. It was a sign for us to begin negotiating terms of our photo project. Hinda translated the reply of the museum authority: "We'll sort everything out in 5-10 minutes".

These 5-10 minutes turned into about 4 hours of continuous negotiation; people were coming and going, making impossible requirements, calling the Minister of Culture, Minister of Police and who knows what else. Imagine the chaos of the Egyptian street market increased 10 fold, and you'll get the picture!

We had to go to the police office (Where we accidentally ran into the Prime Minister of the country. No kidding) to negotiate a police escort for the duration of our shooting — the museum people refused to give us their permission without the escort.

By the end of the day we managed to sort out almost all the formalities, and the conversation focused on the final fee for taking pictures. Egyptians asked about 1000 US dollars. Everything would be official, with receipts and other paperwork. Of course, there was no such thing as official permit for aerial photography, and so they offered us to buy a permit for professional photography: "if you shoot from the air, you must be a professional!" By the way, there is no problem to shoot with a regular pro photo camera around pyramids, but not inside. After some more bargaining we dropped the price to 800 USD, and finally purchased this precious piece of paper and a police escort.

 

в сопровождении полицейского

Stas is reparing the R/C helicopter

I can describe the following day with only one phrase — we worked like plantation slaves! 

Our permit covered practically the entire territory of the pyramids. The police protected us from annoing bypassers and local beggars. The museum management let us to the Sphinx 30 minutes before the main crowd, for which I am very grateful. Too bad we couldn't get on the archeological ramp by the feet of the statue, so we had to shoot from the side. Having very limited visibility, I was concerned that our helicopter could add another "special feature" to the Sphinx's face with already missing nose by hitting its eye; but everything went well.

 

 

By the end of the day we became such good friends with our escort that we didn't want to part. Only deputy director of the museum, rushed us: "The museum is a military zone." Last tourists leave the territory at 4 pm, and we must go by 4:30 pm otherwise our escort would have serious problems... 

 

 

That day we also wanted to photograph the famous, beautiful old Mosque of Muhammad Ali, located in the center of Cairo. However because of the ongoing protests our guide refused to go there. After stuff of the museum confirmed her words we decided to skip it.

We were so tired that we fell asleep the moment our heads touched the pillows in the hotel, which was located just a couple of blocks from pyramids. Tomorrow we were going home.

At the airport screening a security officer told us that in Egypt it was prohibited to carry helicopters in one's luggage. After a short negotiation I took out 20-dollar bill and he politely let me though. Our second suitcase with the helicopter was received much better and cost only 10 bucks.

Here we were — Sergey and I — sitting in a café with the notebook, going through the images while waiting for our flight; and on the news they were saying that 19 people were killed yesterday in Cairo during protests on Tahrir Square... Egypt is an amazing country. It is very friendly to tourists. As one of the museum authorities put it, "Egypt has only two commodities: tourism and Suez Canal".

Arabian proverb says, "Everything in the world is afraid of time, and time is afraid of the pyramids".

And now you can look down at these pyramids, from the bird's eye view.

 

 

You can watch the short video from the above of Pyramids.

 


 

Photo by Sergey Semenov, video and pilotage by Stas Sedov

24 December 2011

 


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2012-08-03 23:38:53    
  5 from 5

"Your pictures are beautiful! .... Amazing and beautiful photography!"

Maged Nabawy, Egypt

2012-08-02 18:52:46    
  5 from 5

"awesome-amazing"

arun brahmbhatt, India

2012-08-01 10:12:33    
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"wonderful!such a amazing work excellent job!"

Babar shazad, Pakistan

2012-07-31 23:16:46    
  5 from 5

"Amazing - Wonderful work - I never went there physically but now I saw how impressive this region in Egypt looks like. Thanks for sharing with everyone."

Helene Knight, Canada

2012-07-31 20:00:57    
  5 from 5

"Was just there 10 days ago - what an experience. Because of the revolution tourism is way down so we were almost alone walking around the pyramids - amazing!"

Robbins Hail, USA

2012-07-31 17:47:04    
  5 from 5

"I have visited Egypt a number of times and obviously gone to the pyramid site, BUT the views you have shown areabsolutely outstand. Wonderful"

Anne Murray, United Kingdom

2012-07-31 01:45:10    
  5 from 5

"The best i've seen in a long time absolutely outstanding."

Mel Jameson, Canada

2012-07-30 04:57:43    
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Carmen Reynoso, Mexico

2012-07-30 04:28:49    
  5 from 5

"Thanks for the memories never thought I would see the SPHINX again I have a pic I took in 1944 while there in the Royal Air Force There was more Nose on my pic then."

John Greves, Canada

2012-07-29 15:35:21    
  5 from 5

"brilliant idea to show people the whole world, take me back to cairo, well done."

mona saad, Egypt

2012-07-27 22:07:06    
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jai rao, India

2012-07-27 20:02:59    
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"Truly awesome experience. Thank you for your efforts . Keep up your great work"

Farooq Rathore, Pakistan

2012-07-27 11:25:23    
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"I was born there .What an amazing job you have done .Thanks for the memories."

Michael Pace, Australia

2012-07-27 05:56:04    
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"i was born there in 1946, left in 1964
your work is wonderful
i love it
michael"

michael athanassiou, Australia

2012-07-26 19:07:21    
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"Exelent Job, Beautiful, fantatic PANORAMA
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2012-07-26 18:13:00    
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"I just loved this panorama.The photos and the background music are awersome and someday I hope I'll be able to see these wonders in person!"

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2012-07-26 14:16:08    
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"This is one of the best Wed site I ever found in my life. There is no word to explain how much I enjoyed these pictures by myself, family & friends. We feel like we visited these places. Thank you very much & wish you all the best. Hope to see many more in the future. May God bless you all."

Tushara Wasantha, Sri Lanka

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2012-07-26 13:37:13    
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"Fabuleux, cette visite des pyramides est grandiose.Très beau travail."

pollux david, France

2012-07-26 11:59:57    
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"Sjoe, absolutely fantastic!!!"

Heloise Horne, South Africa

2012-07-26 03:49:37    
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"Ever since elementary school I've been fascinated by the pyramids. Now, at my age - 60, I doubt I will ever make it there. Thank you so much for doing this work so that the rest of us in the world can appreciate it! Your work is in a completely higher realm than 'still' pictures."

Leslie Adam, Canada

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2012-07-26 00:15:01    
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"wonderful,"

Catherine Storey, Ireland

2012-07-26 00:05:19    
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"Last May I visited Egypt and enjoyed the sights and sounds of this ancient culture.The view of Pyramids and Sphinx of Gaza at ground level itself was awe inspiring.These aerial views are simply breath taking. Learnt about the troubles your team had to endure to produce such marvellous creations. Thank you very much."

Kasi Viswanathan, India

2012-07-25 18:48:58    
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2012-07-25 13:53:07    
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"exellent"

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2012-07-24 09:36:51    
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"Amazing is not a word. Thank you for sharing this."

Sanjna Bhargava, India

2012-07-23 07:15:21    
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"Marvellous"

Tam2 Ghazali, Malaysia

2012-07-22 05:07:33    
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"I visited the Pyrmids and Cairo in 1946 while serving in the U S Navy, and I rode a camel out of Cario to visit and View Them, It has always been the highlight of my visits throughout the world. Now you have made it possible for me to view it once again and to share the moment with Family and Friends. Thanks for renewing the memories. Super Great Job."

D. Wayne Penny, USA

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2012-07-22 04:34:22    
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"Fabulous, awesome, amazing photography. Thanks ."

Sue Sabet, USA

2012-07-21 23:10:29    
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"excellent."

Shakeel Ahmed, Pakistan

2012-07-21 10:43:58    
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"Thanks for read your mail and increase my travel nolage ok bye"

Qasim Chanda, Pakistan

2012-07-21 09:30:21    
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"Really ,God is great !! He created man and the man made the Pyramids !! Thomas Kunnath, India"

Thomas Kunnath, India

2012-07-20 17:33:09    
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"lively......"

Aswathanarayana Narayana, India

2012-07-20 03:44:02    
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"Quite a view, one can feel one's KA is flying over Ancient Egypt."

John Pace, Canada

2012-07-19 17:18:35    
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"Great work done by you, a real feeling of seeing the Pyramids in Egypt, though sitting far away from the place. I would request you to add some historical places of India also in your work."

Paul Antony, India

2012-07-19 08:39:22    
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"There really were no words to express my emotions after seeing the work done by you guys. I got to know about this beautiful work through mail recently. I was always amused hearing about the pyramids, but I was never able to make a visit there, even though I still wish I could be near that monument. I was feeling happy to watch all these places from my personal computer and felt as if I was standing on top of the world or flying over the horizon like a bird and watching what was there below myself. I was stunned by the pictures of the Angel Falls Venezuela. I appreciate the hard work guys and it is really bad that you had to negotiate 4 hours to get all these most valuable images back to your hand.

May God bless everyone involved in this team"

Bharatharaj venkateswaran, India

Varvara, AirPano: Your message touched us. Thank you for it. Regards.

2012-07-19 06:06:00    
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2012-07-19 05:14:14    
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2012-07-18 18:56:18    

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Charlie McNutt, USA

2012-07-18 02:43:03    
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Shaik.Abdul Samad- Koovur-W.G.Dt.A.P.India."

shaik Abdul Samad, India

2012-07-17 17:52:08    
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"excellent work in photographing one of the the most monumental of creations of human beings.thanks for the work of art!"

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Varvara, AirPano: Appreciate your words.

2012-07-17 00:52:57    
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2012-07-16 21:17:54    
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2012-07-16 04:12:04    

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2012-07-16 04:00:07    
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2012-07-16 02:13:40    
  5 from 5

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2012-07-15 22:16:39    
  5 from 5

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2012-07-15 19:57:03    
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2012-07-15 15:01:32    
  5 from 5

"These panoramic images are absolutely breathtaking. My husband and I visited the pyramids and Sphinx 33 years ago; seeing them again through these photos brought back wonderful memories. Thank you so much and keep up your good work!"

Joanne Pons, France

Varvara, AirPano: Thank you for your kind wishes. Regards!

2012-07-14 14:40:29    
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2012-07-13 20:18:43    
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Moscow, Russia   •   Grimsvotn, Iceland   •   Orda Cave, Russia   •   Orvieto, Italy   •   Ramenki, Moscow, Russia   •   Pamukkale, Turkey   •   Paraty, Brazil   •   Paris, France   •   Pena National Palace, Sintra, Portugal   •   Peter and Paul fortress, Saint Petersburg, Russia   •   Petra, Jordan   •   Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia   •   Pit Cenote, Mexico   •   Plitvice-Lakes, Croatia   •   Plosky Tolbachik Volcano , Russia   •   Porto Venere, Italy   •   Porto, Portugal   •   Porto, Portugal   •   Prague, Czech Republic   •   Prambanan Temple Compounds, Indonesia   •   Putorana Plateau, Russia   •   Zambezi River, Zambia   •   Raja Ampat archipelago, Indonesia, Indonesia   •   Reykjavik, Iceland   •   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil   •   Rio-de-Janeiro, Brazil   •   Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy   •   Roman Colosseum, Italy   •   Romw, Italy   •   Kubinka, Russia   •   Saint Petersburg at night, Russia   •   Saint Petersburg, Russia   •   Saint Petersburg, Russia   •   Sakhalin Island, Russia   •   San Francisco, California, USA   •   Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA   •   San Juan and Colorado rivers, USA   •   Goosenecks, Utah, USA   •   Santiago, Chile   •   Oia, Greece   •   Sao Paulo, Brazil, Brazil   •   Seattle, USA   •   Segovia, Spain   •   Sevastopol, Crimea, Russia   •   Seville, Spain   •   Shanghai, China   •   Moscow, Russia   •   Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar   •   Siena, Italy   •   Sankt Moritz, Switzerland   •   360 video, mount Elbrus, Russia   •   Elbrus, Russia   •   Statue of Liberty, New York, USA   •   Manhattan, New York, USA   •   Svalbard (Spitsbergen), Norway   •   Swaminarayan Akshardham, India   •   Sydney, Australia   •   Sydney, Australia   •   Ta Prohm, Angkor, Cambodia   •   Taj Mahal, India   •   Taj Mahal, India   •   Teotihuacan, Mexico   •   Kremlin, Moscow, Russia   •   The Drakensberg, South Africa   •   UAE, UAE   •   White Sea, Russia   •   Palpa, Peru   •   Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia   •   Great Barrier Reef, Australia   •   Australia, Australia   •   Great Barrier Reef, Australia   •   Mauritius, Mauritius   •   Kurile Lake, Kamchatka, Russia   •   The Land of Bears, Kurile Lake, Kamchatka, Russia, Russia   •   Matterhorn, Switzerland   •   Palmyra, Syria   •   Twelve Apostles Marine National Park, Australia   •   Blue Lagoon, Iceland   •   The Qiandaohu Lake, China   •   Times Square, New York, USA   •   Trinity Lavra of Sait Sergius, Russia   •   Raja Ampat archipelago, Indonesia   •   North Pole, North Pole   •   Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia   •   Cramp fish, Maldives   •   Maldives, Maldives   •   Uzon caldera, Kamchatka, Russia, Russia   •   Valencia, Spain   •   Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka, Russia   •   Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka, Russia   •   Varanasi, India, India   •   Italy, Vatican   •   Venice, Italy   •   Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy   •   Victoria Falls, Zambia   •   Victoria Falls, Zambia   •   Victoria Falls, Zambia   •   Victoria Falls, Zambia   •   Moscow, Russia   •   Moscow, Russia   •   Moscow, Russia   •   Vienna, Austria   •   Cape Town, RSA   •   Dubai, UAE   •   Toronto, Canada   •   Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany   •   Volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Kamchatka, Russia   •   Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Kamchatka, Russia   •   Kamchatka, Volcano Plosky Tolbachik, Russia   •   Waterfalls, Iceland   •   Wayag Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia   •   Moscow Kremlin, Russia   •   Sochi, Russia   •   Yamal Peninsula, Russia   •   Yellowstone National Park, USA   •   Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces, China   •   Matterhorn-Cervino, Switzerland   •   Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China   •   Zhivopisniy Bridge, Moscow, Russia   •   Zurich, Switzerland   •