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Kamchatka Peninsula, Eastern coast, Bering sea, Russia
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Kamchatka Peninsula, Eastern coast, Bering sea, Russia

You can see unique animals, including steller sea lions, in the area of the Kozlov River in the Kronotsky Nature Reserve. This species is the largest of the eared seals and is sometimes called the "northern sea lion". The most loved place of these animals is the Kozlov Stone that lies on their migration path...

Barents Sea Coast, Russia
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Barents Sea Coast, Russia

There is a good reason for the northern seas to be turbulent and restless: the weather rarely occurs to be good, while in winter, in the season of the bright colours, the cold and wind are especially strong here. But still, the Teriberka Bay is considered to be the best place for watching the phenomenon of the polar lights so AirPano team could not avoid this fact...

Colorful Mountains of Kyzyl-Chin (Mars). Altai, Russia
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Colorful Mountains of Kyzyl-Chin (Mars). Altai, Russia

Some absolutely unearthly Martian landscapes had found themselves close to the Chuya Highway (Chuysky Trakt), just between the Chuya and Kuray steppes. The Kyzyl-Chin river with its length of around 20 kilometres flows here, and its valley has the flat colourful mountains laying in layers...

Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, China
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Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, China

A walk through the glass bridge can be compared to a skywalk: you have a feeling there is nothing under your feet and it seems you are flying above the ground. Now the glass bridges are found all over the world, from Austria to Canada, but China is the record-holder in the quantity and characteristics...

Courchevel, Méribel and Val Thorens ski resorts. France
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Courchevel, Méribel and Val Thorens ski resorts. France

There are thousands of ski resorts in the world, but Courchevel in the French Alps is one of the most famous of them. Many millionaires and celebrities from all over the world come here for recreational and leisure purposes, so this place has become the symbol of luxury. We are inviting you to get acquainted with very popular Courchevel, cozy Méribel and the highest resort in Europe — Val Thorens...

Galápagos, Ecuador
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Galápagos, Ecuador

Not far from the equator, just in the midst of the Pacific Ocean, there are the Galápagos Islands — the area that had appeared due to the volcanic activity. From the perspective of the history of our planet, the islands are rather young as the first island was formed "only" 5-10 million years ago...

Aldabra and the Outer Seychelles islands
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Aldabra and the Outer Seychelles islands

The Aldabra  atoll consists of 4 large and around 40 smaller islands located inside the lagoon measuring 224 sq km. There are no settlements in Aldabra, but there is a scientific station with 12 biologists working here while tourists can visit this place by a prior reservation only and their number is strictly limited...

Hong Kong, 2018
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Hong Kong, 2018

Hong Kong is both a city and a state, and (more precisely), a special administrative area of the People's Republic of China. It is truly "special" in all regards...

Sahara Desert, Algeria
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Sahara Desert, Algeria

Occupying the area of 9 million sq km, it covers 30% of the total territory of Africa and is divided between many countries. AirPano team has created several panoramas of its northern part, on the territory of Algeria. It is an astonishing beauty: the area seems to be monotonous only at first sight, when in fact, the landscape is picturesque and anything but dull...

The best panoramas made by AirPano in 2018
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The best panoramas made by AirPano in 2018

Looking back over the past year we have chosen a number of very different places: fascinating, incomparable and captured from unique perspectives...

Solovetsky Islands, Russia
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Solovetsky Islands, Russia

The Solovetsky Islands, or Solovki, are the largest archipelago of the White Sea with six big islands and around a hundred smaller islands. In the 12th century, the first Russian colonists started to arrive here. In 1429, the first monk settlement was founded, and seven years later, monks Savvaty, Zosima and German founded the Solovetsky Monastery on the same named largest island of the archipelago...

Saylyugemsky National Park. Altai Mountains, Russia
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Saylyugemsky National Park. Altai Mountains, Russia

The Saylyugemsky National Park is the quintessence of the Gorny Altai wild nature. Mountains and rivers, creeks and prairies, ice caps and valleys... Here you can find manuls and irbis, Alpine ibex and argali, and the growing edelweiss on the high-mountain meadows...

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
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Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

The world's largest salt flat is located in Bolivia, at an elevation of 3,650 meters above sea level and is a part of a desert plateau, the Altiplano. Around 40,000 years ago, this area was a giant prehistoric basin lake, Lake Minchin. When the water had gone, the area of around 10,000 square kilometres turned out to be covered with a 2 to 8 meters thick salt layer...

Quito, Ecuador
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Quito, Ecuador

The capital of Ecuador named Quito is one of the most ancient cities of the world with its own extraordinary history. Being located in an inter-mountainous depression on the eastern slopes of the Pichincha volcano, this place was inhabited by people 8,000 years BC. Then this area appealed to the Indian tribe Quitu that is not properly explored by scientists...

Orenburg Nature Reserve. Pre-Ural Steppe
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Orenburg Nature Reserve. Pre-Ural Steppe

The genuine claim to fame of this region is the Przewalski's horse living in the wildlife. These graceful animals used to live in the steppes of Eurasia hundreds of years ago, but eventually, the population declined and almost disappeared from the natural habitat — not only in Southern Ural but within the whole area of the Przewalski's horse range...

The best aerial panoramas by AirPano
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The best aerial panoramas by AirPano

We have selected the best aerial panoramas created by AirPano. Most of them are unique because it's getting more and more difficult to get a permission for an aerial photography. This virtual tour includes some famous placed from around the World...

Brasília. The capital of Brazil
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Brasília. The capital of Brazil

The capital of Brazil is one of the youngest capitals in the world: it was founded in 1960. But regardless of its "tender" age, the city has an interesting history together with its outstanding architecture...

Mykonos Island, Greece
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Mykonos Island, Greece

Greece is known for the beauty of its islands and the legendary island of Mykonos is one of the most fascinating of them. It had received its name in honour its first ruler, the son of the god and the antique hero Apollo...

French Polynesia. Part II
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French Polynesia. Part II

The history of French Polynesia is associated with a lot of outstanding names: the artist Paul Gauguin, the writer Robert Louis Stevenson, some of our contemporaries — the singer Joe Dassin, the actors Jacques Brel and Marlon Brando. We hope that you too will feel the charm of these magical lands...

Colourful mountains of the Zhangye Danxia Geopark, China
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Colourful mountains of the Zhangye Danxia Geopark, China

China has such a unique landform that there is a special word for it — Danxia. It refers to various landscapes that consist of red sandstone characterized by steep colourful cliffs...

Baka people in Cameroon
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Baka people in Cameroon

The Baka people inhabiting the rainforests of central Africa are among them. Their biggest community counting around 30,000 people is located in Cameroon. As many other representatives of the African people, the Baka are diminutive with the average height of 120-150 cm...

Jellyfish Bay, Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Split Panorama
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Jellyfish Bay, Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Split Panorama

The process of observing transparent jellyfish bodies performing graceful movements in the water can be compared to meditation. Just imagine that there is not a couple of them, but several thousands at once. This fascinating event can be seen at one of the bays of Indonesia...

Dunhuang Yardang National Geopark, China
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Dunhuang Yardang National Geopark, China

Yardang is a unique rock formation created by the action of wind. The word itself is of Turkic origin, meaning ‘steep bank'. Yardangs exist even on Mars! But the major part of them is located in China. The quantity of these formations in Yardang National Geopark is the largest in China and now is shown in the new AirPano virtual tour...

Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan
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Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan

During thousands of years, this place had been exposed to the wind and sun that consequently created the rocks, arches, wells, and canyons of the most extraordinary forms. Thus, the filmmakers choose Wadi Rum as the scene for movies about faraway planets more often than any other place...

Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka, Russia. Part II
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Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka, Russia. Part II

Surprisingly, the Valley of Geysers — one of the most famous attractions of the Kamchatka region — was discovered less than a hundred years ago. Since then, scientists are exploring the amazing activity of this unique natural site of Kamchatka. We have the opportunity to look at the Valley during the golden autumn from a bird's eye view...

Shoubak Castle, Jordan
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Shoubak Castle, Jordan

In Jordan, 35 kilometres away from the well-known town of Petra there is another impressive monument — Shoubak Castle. According to legends, the king personally participated in the process of building, so the first fortifications that were created within 18 days were named Montreal — the King's mountain. The other name, Shoubak, was given later referring to the nearby town...

Death Valley, Kamchatka, Russia
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Death Valley, Kamchatka, Russia

There is the so-called Death Valley in Kamchatka, and this name was not given by accident. It lies in the upper Geyzernaya river at the foot of Kikhpinych volcano on the territory of the famous Kronotsky Reserve. This small area, being no longer than 2 kilometres and no wider than 100-500 meters, regularly kills animals and birds...

2018 FIFA World Cup Stadiums
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2018 FIFA World Cup Stadiums

Russia will hold the final part of the 21st FIFA World Cup that will occur from 14 June to 15 July 2018. AirPano could not ignore such a significant and rare event in our country, so we have created a new series of panoramas dedicated to the cities and venues of the tournament that allows to visit them prior to the event...

Great Wall of China. Jiankou and Jiaoshan
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Great Wall of China. Jiankou and Jiaoshan

The bigger part of the adventures begins with the words "I know a shorter way". Having decided to follow the way through the wall, we did not expected that we would need to crawl: first up, then down. Have I mentioned the angle of 80 degrees? And now imagine the steps 50-80 cm high and with the width of your hand...

North Goa, India. Part II
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North Goa, India. Part II

On the coast of the Goa state of India there are beaches that attract tourists from all over the world. The affluent Chapora River divides the resort of Goa in two. We already told you about the "south part", so this time there will be panoramas of the "north of the River"...

Jellyfish Bay, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
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Jellyfish Bay, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

When filming picturesque places all over our planet AirPano doesn't forget its wonderful inhabitants. Penguins, bears, sharks and other fish became subjects of our panoramas. Recently another dream came true: we managed to dive into a gulf of thousands of jellyfish...

Swiss Riviera
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Swiss Riviera

The shores of Lake Geneva are sometimes called the Swiss Riviera. And of course, this name is rather formal: it covers different cultural and historical places of these lands, but all of them lie along the shore of the well-known lake. We suggest having a tour around several corners of the Swiss Riviera...

Toledo, Spain
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Toledo, Spain

During many centuries, Toledo became a major economic and religious centre, and now it is one of the most interesting places in the country that has preserved its historical and cultural heritage...

Baikal Lake, New Impressions
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Baikal Lake, New Impressions

Lake Baikal is the deepest lake on the planet, and is one of the most famous landmarks of Russia and the world. In 1996 Lake Baikal was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site...

Mir Castle, Belarus
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Mir Castle, Belarus

Belarus is the place where knight's castles have remained till nowadays, and the Mir Castle Complex is a shining gem among them. Its construction began in 1522 in a place called Mir. There was no aim to construct a military stronghold as the time was calm, as well as the location. But the castle was created according to the best fortifying traditions...

Abbey of Montserrat, Spain
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Abbey of Montserrat, Spain

The Benedictine abbey of Montserrat founded back in the 10th century, is located 50 kilometres north-west of Barcelona at 1,236 metres above the nearest valley. This point is called Montserrat meaning "serrated mountain"...

North Goa, India. Part I
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North Goa, India. Part I

Goa is the most visited location in the country due to the beaches known all around the world. In total, there are 40 beaches stretching along the coast of the Arabian Sea for a hundred kilometres. The northern part of Goa is more about entertainment, while the southern part is for a more relaxed and quiet recreation...

Senja Island, Norway
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Senja Island, Norway

Senja is often referred to as "Norway in miniature", as its diverse scenery reflects almost the entire span of nature of this northern country. Even the coastline of Senja reflects an amazing contrast: the eastern one, facing the mainland, is covered with vegetation, while the western coast is gloomy and looks like a truly northern severe land...

Cote d'Azur. Menton
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Cote d'Azur. Menton

With the two panoramas of the magnificent Menton health resort, that is situated 30 km away from Nice, AirPano has finished the big cycle of publications, dedicated to the picturesque landscapes of French Riviera...

Uzon caldera, Kamchatka, Russia. Part II
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Uzon caldera, Kamchatka, Russia. Part II

Uzon caldera in Kronotsky Nature Reserve offers one of the most amazing sceneries you'll ever see. This cauldron-like collapse was formed about 40,000 years ago on the site of the volcano that was destroyed by a series of eruptions. Powerful explosions left a crater with a total area of 150 square kilometers...

Southern Maldives. Part III
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Southern Maldives. Part III

Kolhumadulu Atoll (also known as Thaa Atoll) is stretching 52 km west-east and 44 km north-south. It consists of 66 islets with the population of less than 9,000 people. The majority of the islets are uninhabited, and it has helped to preserve its pristine underwater nature...

The best panoramas made by AirPano in 2017
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The best panoramas made by AirPano in 2017

Looking back over the past year we have chosen a number of very different places: fascinating, incomparable and captured from unique perspectives...

Seychelles
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Seychelles

The archipelago of Seychelles is considered to be a corner of paradise: summer reigns here all year round. During the "hot" season the temperature stays at +29℃, and with the "cold" season it drops only a few degrees...

Uzon, Western Thermal Field. Kamchatka, Russia
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Uzon, Western Thermal Field. Kamchatka, Russia

The Western Thermal Field has around 100 springs and more than 500 geothermal occurrences. This part of the Kronotsky Reserve is hardly visited not only by tourists but by inspectors as well. The virtual tour by AirPano will allow you to see this fantastic landscape of the inaccessible corner of Kamchatka!

Curonian Spit, Lithuania
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Curonian Spit, Lithuania

The Curonian Spit is stretching along the coast of the Baltic Sea: lying partly in Russia, partly in Lithuania, it has the total length of 98 kilometres. Last year we've published a virtual tour, captured from above the Russian territory of the Curonian Spit. Now you can see how the Spit looks like from the Lithuanian side...

Cote d'Azur. Saint-Tropez and Saint-Maxime
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Cote d'Azur. Saint-Tropez and Saint-Maxime

Our virtual tour will not be complete without a story about Saint-Tropez, one of the most recognised and distinguished resorts of the whole French Riviera. The movies that became the classics of the French cinematography were filmed here, and many singers ranging from Ricky Martin to Pink Floyd sang the songs about Saint-Tropez...

Underwater
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Underwater

Below the surface of the water, there is a special kind of life. You can meet flocks of colourful fish here, as well as gracious manta rays. No words will be able to describe the Maldives' coral reefs, it is always better to see it with your own eyes...

Northern lights in Norway
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Northern lights in Norway

At the period of its most intense activity, the sun emits millions of tons of charged particles into space. When they reach the upper layers of the Earth’s atmosphere filled with nitrogen and oxygen, they create a truly magnificent phenomenon: the polar lights. The sky illuminated by these bright cosmic colours is in focus of our new virtual tour...

Old Watch Towers, Ingushetia, Russia
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Old Watch Towers, Ingushetia, Russia

The tower complexes can fascinate with their ancient beauty: you feel like you are in a legend, and if a dragon flies over the mountain ridge, no one will ever wonder. One of the most popular places of Ingushetia is the medieval tower complex of Vovnushki that used to be a watching and defensive construction...

Bhutan. Part III
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Bhutan. Part III

With this virtual tour we finish our big series of one of unusual country — Bhutan. Many legends and rumors are told about Bhutan, or Druk-yul, the "Thunder Dragon Kingdom", as locals call their own country. And the best way to determine the truth and the fiction about this place — is only to visit this country personally...

Kolmanskop Ghost Town, Namibia
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town, Namibia

Many fantastic movies feature the idea of the global post-apocalypse: the majority of people are gone, megalopolises that once were noisy and full of life become empty and lifeless, the winds blow through deserted buildings and wild animals occupy former human dwellings...

Svolaer, Lofoten archipelago, Norway
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Svolaer, Lofoten archipelago, Norway

The small town of Svolvær is famous for being one of the best places in the world for watching whales. But it is known not only for nature but for its history as well. Although the climate is severe, people inhabited these lands back in 800 BC. The amount of fish was enough not only for feeding but also for a successful trade...

Rabat, Morocco
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Rabat, Morocco

The ancient city of Rabat is located 90 kilometres away from Casablanca on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Whilst Casablanca is the largest city and the centre of the economic life of the country, Rabat is its capital and the main point on its political map: the place of the kingdom’s institutions, embassies and the Royal Palace...

Southern Maldives. Part II
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Southern Maldives. Part II

A new AirPano tour presents two of twenty Maldive atolls: Vaavu Atoll (also known as Felidhu) and Southern Ari Atoll. The first one is the smallest administrative atoll in terms of population and land territory. Five out of nineteen islands are inhabited by less than 2,500 people. Vaavu Atoll also has the 9 kilometres long egg-shaped Vattaru Reef...

Cote d'Azur. Antibes and Port Grimaud
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Cote d'Azur. Antibes and Port Grimaud

The Mediterranean coastline of the south-east corner of France is widely known as the French Riviera (or the Côte d'Azur). The mild climate in combination with breathtaking picturesque landscapes for centuries has been attracting the amateurs of the luxurious recreation. AirPano carries on travelling through these regions...

Rehearsal of the Russian Navy parade 2017
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Rehearsal of the Russian Navy parade 2017

The Navy Day is celebrated in Russia annually. The event dates 300 hundred years back: in 1714 the Russian Emperor Peter the Great overviewed his ships after a conclusive victory in Gangut. In a couple of years, he decided to make such an event a regular one...

Lakes and Bays
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Lakes and Bays

Land occupies only 29% of our planet's territory. All the rest is water and it is not only seas and oceans. The new AirPano virtual tour is about small water basins — lakes and gulfs. They differ from each other but have one thing in common — beautiful landscapes...

Southern Maldives. Part I
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Southern Maldives. Part I

Many of the world's resorts offer their visitors the pristine purity, coral reefs and snow-white beaches, but the best one among them is the Maldives archipelago. Being spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometres, the Maldives has only around 1% of the land territory — 298 square kilometres, and among country's 1,190 islands only 185 are inhabited...

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, China
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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, China

 The process of shooting turned out to be incredibly exciting: pandas are among world's most loved animals, but comparing to kitties and puppies they are too rare and photos of them are also infrequent.

Antarctic Biennale
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Antarctic Biennale

The first art performance of its kind took place in the Antarctic from 17 to 28 March 2017: contemporary artists from all over the world have united to create a unique and extraordinary art-project on the most mysterious continent of the Earth...

Chateaux of the Loire Valley, France. Part III
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Chateaux of the Loire Valley, France. Part III

The origins of the Loire castles are strongly connected to the history of France itself. The Château de Langeais in Indre-et-Loire department is considered to be the earliest known medieval stone fortress in France. It was founded in the 10th century by Fulk Nerra, Count of Anjou, the founder of the House of Plantagenet and also named "Fulk the Black"...

Blooming apple orchards. Moscow, Kolomenskoye
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Blooming apple orchards. Moscow, Kolomenskoye

Dyakovsky garden was covered by a yellow carpet of blooming dandelions. I can confidently state that the scene we saw was just as wonderful as the view of the best Japanese parks full of flowering cherry blossom trees. We hope that our panoramas will make you feel the beauty of the blooming apple tree garden...

Trip to Raja Ampat archipelago, Indonesia
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Trip to Raja Ampat archipelago, Indonesia

Located right in the centre of the archipelago, the island of Pulau Mansuar has huge attracting opportunities for diving and snorkelling. Thick jungles of this island are said to be the home for the worldly known bird of paradise; you can see many endemic species of fish in its mangrove forests, and finally, all this beauty is crowned by the abundance of corals...

Cinque Terre, Italy
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Cinque Terre, Italy

Would you like to find yourself in a place where little multicoloured houses climb the steep rocks, slopes are covered with vineyards and underneath there are emerald-green sea waves? Where there are no cars, but many boats? So there is such a place as Natural Reserve of the Cinque Terre that is situated on the Ligurian shore in Italy...

Angel Waterfall, Venezuela. Part II
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Angel Waterfall, Venezuela. Part II

The Angel Waterfall found itself in the very heart of the Canaima National Park in Venezuela, not far from the border with Brazil and Guyana. Even nowadays the way to the waterfall is not an easy one. It can be either a several hours trip up the river in a boat from the Lagoon of Canaima or a flight on a helicopter or an airplane. We decided to try both and compare them...

French Polynesia. Part I
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French Polynesia. Part I

In the South Pacific Ocean, there are exotic islands of French Polynesia. There was a time when the way to this place was long and tiresome, and even with the development of the aviation industry the journey from Europe still can take up to 24 hours or even more. But no complications can stop those who truly want to dive into the magical atmosphere of the Polynesian islands...

Lofoten archipelago, Norway
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Lofoten archipelago, Norway

Lying north of the Arctic circle within the severe waters of the Norwegian sea, the Lofoten archipelago is known for its wild nature, majestic mountains, deep fjords, noisy bird settlements, the purest water and long sandy beaches...

Victory Parade 2017
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Victory Parade 2017

On the 9th of May the main Victory Parade of the country is taking place on Red Square in Moscow. Parade is preceded by a long preparation and we invite you to look behind the scenes in our today's tour...

Moscow Kremlin, Russia
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Moscow Kremlin, Russia

Today we would like to show all spherical photo panoramas we managed to create over the Moscow Kremlin in the past several years. The Kremlin is a major tourist attraction, a Russian president's residence, and Russia's most famous landmark. Enjoy this virtual tour...

Taj Mahal, India. Part II
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Taj Mahal, India. Part II

In The New Seven Wonders Of The World list Taj Mahal, a mosque-mausoleum located in Indian city of Agra, takes a very important place. In spite of its Muslim origin this white marble necropolis became an actual symbol of India. Today we present the second part of our photopanoramas of Taj Mahal...

Cote d'Azur. Frejus and Saint-Raphael
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Cote d'Azur. Frejus and Saint-Raphael

The Mediterranean coastline of the south-east corner of France is widely known as the French Riviera (or the Côte d'Azur). The mild climate in combination with breathtaking picturesque landscapes for centuries has been attracting the amateurs of luxurious recreation. AirPano invites to have a look at different but not the less admirable corners of the French Riviera...

Canaima Lagoon, Venezuela
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Canaima Lagoon, Venezuela

Accompanied by our guide Nicolas and an Indian boatman, we headed for Hacha Falls located on the opposite side of the lagoon. The falling water hides a tunnel stretching through the whole width of the waterfall...

1st of April. Best unpublished panoramas
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1st of April. Best unpublished panoramas

Here is a selection of the most curious and unusual panoramas captured at the different time and at different locations of the world. For instance, during our expedition to the Maldives we could witness the influence of the global warming with our own eyes: with these changes, now the polar lights can be seen even in this corner of the Earth...

Plitvice Lakes National Park in Winter, Croatia
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Plitvice Lakes National Park in Winter, Croatia

In winter, nature falls into slumber, but it still reveals all kinds of its beauty. The waterfalls are frozen and the trees bend under the weight of snow; these landscapes seem to have leapt from the pages of a fairytale. The AirPano team wants to show you the Plitvice Lakes just exactly as they are: gorgeous and elegant...

The Best Sights
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The Best Sights

What do such different objects as bridges, walls, temples and squares have in common? In exceptional cases they still can have one common feature, which is the worldwide fame. AirPano has gathered 20 most recognised creations of the humankind — landmarks of different countries in one virtual tour...

The past appearance of the Syrian Palmyra
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The past appearance of the Syrian Palmyra

AirPano reveals unique panoramas showing the part of the monument no longer existing: the central part of the Roman theatre (proscenium) and the columns of the Tetrapylon — a monument of cubic shape built in 270 AD. The panoramas were created soon after the first recapturing of Palmyra and the legendary concert of the Russian musicians...

Gardens of the Queen, Cuba. Split-panorama
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Gardens of the Queen, Cuba. Split-panorama

The genuine Coral Reef in the Caribbean Sea is 150 kilometers long and is located 97 km south from the central beach of Cuba. We have already showed you the underwater panorama of this fantastic place and today we are presenting a split-panorama..

Delta of the Orinoco River, Venezuela
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Delta of the Orinoco River, Venezuela

The first Europeans reached the Orinoco Delta soon after Christopher Columbus came here. The first thing they saw was the dwellings of Warao built on pillars and connected by bridges. This kind of architecture reminded them of Venice, so the new lands were named Venezuela ("little Venice")...

Cote d'Azur. Villefranche-sur-Mer,  Ile d'Or and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
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Cote d'Azur. Villefranche-sur-Mer, Ile d'Or and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Nowadays Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat are prestigious and luxury towns of the French Riviera. The villa of the Belgian King is considered the world's most expensive real estate and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is the second most expensive residential location in the world after Monaco...

Monaco
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Monaco

From any points of view, Monaco is one of the most exceptional states of the world. Lying on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea the country has an area of 2.02 square kilometres: it's two times smaller than the territory of Central Park in New York and ten times smaller than Disneyland Paris!

Lima, Peru
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Lima, Peru

The city, founded back in the middle of the 16th century by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, has preserved its unique ancient atmosphere till nowadays. It is a genuine architectural museum featuring diverse styles...

The best panoramas made by AirPano in 2016
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The best panoramas made by AirPano in 2016

During its life AirPano has captured a number of the most significant and fascinating places around the world. Looking back at the work we have done, today in the beginning of year 2017 we have made a selection of several rather different places, each revealing the beauty of our planet in its own way...

Agra Fort, India
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Agra Fort, India

The architectural style of the Red Fort successfully united Islamic and Hindu traditions. The governmental complex, designed in a crescent shape, occupies the total area of 380,000 square meters and is surrounded by a deep ditch and a wall stretching for 2,4 kilometres and raising at 21 meters. The gates oriented to four cardinal directions once had suspension bridges...

Yamal Peninsula, Russia
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Yamal Peninsula, Russia

The Yamal Peninsula is a part of the Yamal-Nenets autonomous district lying on both sides of the Ob River in its widest part just before flowing into the Kara Sea. The landscape of Yamal is mainly tundra and marshes; forests grow only in the south of the region. Locals (Nenets and Khanty) are occupied by reindeer herding and fishing...

China
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China

China, with the total area of over 9,500,000 square kilometers, is the third largest country on the earth. The Chinese civilization is one of the oldest in the world: its age is estimated to be over 3,500 years. It would seem odd if such a big and ancient country had no world's outstanding sights and monuments...

Borobudur, Indonesia
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Borobudur, Indonesia

A unique monument of history, architecture and religion is situated on the island of Java and its name is Borobudur. The destiny of this temple partly resembles the fate of the other famous temple complex — Angkor-Wat in Cambodia: both of them had been left and forgotten under thick vegetation of jungles for centuries and later were rediscovered by Europeans...

Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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Alhambra, Granada, Spain

In the eastern part of the Spanish city Granada there is an architectural palace complex called Alhambra. Initially built as a fortress it later became a royal residence and nowadays it functions as a museum. Alhambra was constructed on a hilly terrace in the place of a former dilapidated Arabic fortress, the first mention of which is dated the 9th century...

Paraty, Brazil
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Paraty, Brazil

The town of Paraty is often called "Brazilian Venice". The name itself is Indian for "fishy river" and in this way was called the area on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. In the middle of the 17th century the Portuguese colonizers came here and founded a settlement bearing the same name which became a stronghold for the further conquest of the country...

Putorana Plateau, Russia
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Putorana Plateau, Russia

For quite a long time the Putorana Plateau has been the corner of Russia that AirPano could not reach on different circumstances. The main reasons were the poor infrastructure and transportation costs (all equipment needs to be carried in a helicopter). All of them prevented us from capturing this significant place earlier...

Huangshan mountains, China
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Huangshan mountains, China

There is a mountain range in eastern China named Huangshan. No doubt that all the mountain landscapes in any corner of the Earth are exceptionally beautiful, but Huangshan mountains are definitely something special. This massif was formed approximately 100 million years ago in the Mesozoic Era and later gained its unique rock formations as a result of glacier activity...

Porto, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal

The name of the city of Porto eventually influenced the name of the whole country. Porto is a classic city of the old Europe, just as it is shown in Hollywood movies. The tight cobweb of streets, buildings of different shapes and sizes, narrow lanes and ancient churches...

Gardens of the Queen, Cuba
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Gardens of the Queen, Cuba

These pristine islands, unaffected by people, covered by impassable mangroves and inhabited by crocodiles, turtles, iguanas and other representatives of wildlife, undoubtedly can be compared to a heavenly beautiful garden. But the true beauty of Jardines de la Reina is covered in the water: there is a coral reef stretching for almost 150 kilometers...

Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary

Although Budapest has quite a rich historical heritage, "technically" it is a rather young city: the settlements of Pest, Buda and Óbuda lying on both banks of the Danube River have merged into one big city only in 1873. Nevertheless, people started inhabiting this area not later than the 1st century BC...

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Nowadays Ulaanbaatar is a major cultural center of the whole country and the home to almost half of Mongolia's total population. This is the place where history goes together with the modern life, traditions coexist with fashion. The high-rises stand side by side with traditional yurts, on the road you can see both novelties of the world's car industry and horses...

Antigua Guatemala
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Antigua Guatemala

Guatemala is an ancient country with a rich history beginning in the epoch of the great Maya civilization. In 1523 the Spanish conquerors led by the conquistador Pedro de Alvarado came here. He founded the city Santiago de los Caballeros. What had remained of the city was thereafter referred to as Antigua Guatemala (the Old Guatemala)...

Pit Cenote, Mexico
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Pit Cenote, Mexico

The representatives of the ancient Maya civilization definitely had the knowledge of how to enter the kingdom of the Dead: according to their mythology, every time when a part of a limestone cave hiding the groundwaters collapsed, the gates to the other world appeared. This hole filled with water is named "cenote" (ts'onot — "a well")...

Luxor, Egypt
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Luxor, Egypt

Karnak Temple — the main sanctuary of the New Kingdom. It is situated 2.5 kilometres from Luxor. Previously, the temples were connected by a large sphinx walkway. In fact, it is a whole city consisting of 33 separate temples and halls. The construction began in around 2,000 BC and lasted for 13 centuries...

Mountains
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Mountains

For many people mountains in the first place are strongly associated with romantic, wild nature, fresh air and incredible landscapes. And now you can witness all this beauty with the help of the AirPano panoramas ...

Segovia, Spain
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Segovia, Spain

Spain has a lot of monuments remaining on its territory and AirPano has made photos of many of them. Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia or Seville: these geographical locations are known to almost everyone on the planet. Segovia is not so famous but that is undeserved...

Bern, Switzerland
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Bern, Switzerland

Surprisingly enough, the capital of Switzerland is not the largest city of this country. Bern, with the population of around 138,000 people, is only the fifth biggest Swiss city after Lausanne, Basel, Geneva and Zürich. But this small cozy settlement is full of rather ancient sights listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites...

Bhutan. Part II. Thangbi Lhakhang
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Bhutan. Part II. Thangbi Lhakhang

We have already published the first part of the Bhutan footage. And now we present you the photo essay of the Thambi monastery in the Bumthang province. These places are called "The Bhutan Switzerland" for their beautiful mountain landscape...

Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta — the capital and the largest city of Indonesia — is located in the northwest part of Java Island, on the coast of the Java Sea. This settlement was first mentioned in the chronicles in the 4th century BC, but officially Jakarta began its existence on June 22, 1527...

Gobi Desert, Mongolia
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Gobi Desert, Mongolia

The Gobi is one of the greatest deserts in the world. A stripe stretching for more than 1,500 kilometres from the Northern part of China to South-Eastern Mongolia occupies the territory bigger than UK, France, Spain and Portugal taken all together — 1,3 million square kilometres...

India
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India

India is one of the most ancient countries in the world: even 500,000 years from now its territory had already been inhabited. Architectural monuments of India have no equals in the whole world. And now we invite you to have a tour over these exotic lands with their most precious cultural heritage...

Bhutan. Part I
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Bhutan. Part I

Bhutan is a very fascinating and unique country. One of the most unusual peculiarities that differs it from other countries is the pursuit of happiness supported by legislation. In 1972 Bhutan's King Jigme introduced the concept of the Gross National Happiness. This measure is more important here than the Gross National Product, lying in the basis of many other countries...

Maldives. W Retreat & Spa
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Maldives. W Retreat & Spa

Many international resorts offer their guests "primordial purity, unique nature, snow-white beaches" and so on, when on the Maldives all these are perfect in a special way...

Chateaux of the Loire Valley, France. Part II
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Chateaux of the Loire Valley, France. Part II

We continue our journey along the Loire Valley. The castles of this region are created in different architectural styles and have different histories, but all of them are truly majestic and significant landmarks of France...

Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile

The Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia, who reached the coast of Chile in the middle of the 16th century, founded the city which was named in the honour of Saint James (Sanctu Iacobu), the patron saint of pilgrims. It was decided to locate the city at the foot of the Andes, about 100 kilometers away from the Pacific coast at an elevation of around 540 meters above sea level...

Chateaux of the Loire Valley, France. Part I
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Chateaux of the Loire Valley, France. Part I

The ancient castles and palaces are one of the most significant features of France. Châteaux of the Loire Valley are of special interest: the number of the castles their number is so huge that the whole 300-kilometers-long part of the valley stretching from Sully-sur-Loire to Chalonnes-sur-Loire, is included into the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites...

Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, India
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Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, India

Nowadays Fatehpur-Sikri is a part of Uttar-Pradesh, the state located in the northern India. The city is one of the very few well preserved examples of the Mughal architecture. It is characterised by the mixture of different local, Persian and Indian styles, which resulted in creation of the very refined buildings...

Holland. Windmills
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Holland. Windmills

Earlier Holland was called "the country of 10,000 windmills". By now their number has lessened to 1,000, but still it is more than in any other country. There is no other use of them but to become a historical heritage. Among the villages known for having windmills there is Zaanse Schans located in the northern part of the country...

Victory Day celebrations in Moscow 2016
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Victory Day celebrations in Moscow 2016

On the 9th of May, 2016 the 71st anniversary of the victory in the World War II was celebrated all over the country. The main celebrations took place in the capital and the evening sky was covered with fireworks above the Poklonnaya Gora, Vorobyivy Gory and other places...

Golden Ring of Russia
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Golden Ring of Russia

Eight cities located northeast of Moscow are united into a sightseeing tour called "the Golden Ring of Russia". Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Rostov Veliky, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Suzdal, Vladimir and Ivanovo - all these cities, each one having different history, managed to preserve many great monuments, which are precious not only to Russian, but to the world's culture as well...

Pena National Palace, Sintra, Portugal
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Pena National Palace, Sintra, Portugal

Every sight of Sintra has its own interesting history, but this time our tour is dedicated to only one unique monument — the Pena National Palace (Palácio Nacional da Pena). The creation of the Pena Palace and Park took several decades, and it has gathered several quite different styles: Neo Gothic, Neo Manueline, Neo Muslim and Neo Renaissance...

Dolomites, Italy
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Dolomites, Italy

Dolomite Alps are the mountains of exceptional beauty. Their slopes are almost vertical making an impression that the peaks are bear the skies. Together with perfect conditions for skiing, it is a very popular alpine ski destination...

Cusco, Peru
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Cusco, Peru

The history of the city itself began in around the year 1200: the very first governor of the Inca civilization — Manco Capac — decided to found the capital here. The name of the Inca Empire in the Quechuan language — Tawantinsuyu — literally means "Four directions, allied together", and "Cusco" is translated as "Centre of the World"...

Prambanan Temple Compounds, Indonesia
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Prambanan Temple Compounds, Indonesia

According to the legend, the reason for creation of the Prambanan Temple was an unrequited love. Prince Bandung Bondowoso proposed marriage to a beautiful girl named Jonggrang. She cheated and agreed on an impossible condition: the prince must build a temple with one thousand statues in only one night...  

Beaches and resorts
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Beaches and resorts

It could have never occurred to many people that holidays on a beach mean not only "sun-and-sea". Almost every place where people usually come for sunbathing and swimming, can also have many interesting sights: both historical and natural. AirPano team has created many panoramas of different resorts, which will show you the beach destinations at a different angle...

Polar lights in Iceland
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Polar lights in Iceland

The polar lights, more commonly known as the northern lights, occur as a result of solar activity: the sun throws out a great amount of its substance, and in a few days it reaches the upper layers of the Earth's atmosphere, rich with nitrogen and oxygen. In the polar regions of the Earth this "interaction" becomes visible and appears as colourful lights in the sky...

Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland

The first mention of Zürich is dated 929, though the first settlements appeared here back in the 1st century BC. Since then the city has significantly changed, but at the same time everything that could be preserved has been preserved, and even some of the very ancient monuments have remained till nowadays...

Porto Venere, Italy
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Porto Venere, Italy

Portovenere lies at the southern end of a peninsula, which forms the western tip of the Gulf of La Spezia, also known as the Gulf of Poets. aving been founded in the 1st century BC, the village was given the name (which can also be spelled as Porto Venere) in honour of the temple dedicated to Venus, which once had been standing there...

Svalbard (Spitsbergen), Norway
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Svalbard (Spitsbergen), Norway

Undoubtedly, Svalbard (formerly known as Spitsbergen) is one of the most unusual places on the Earth. This vast polar archipelago is located in the Arctic Ocean. It is the home for polar bears, arctic foxes, the smallest of reindeers — Svalbard reindeers, as well as whales, Greenland and bearded seals, walruses and beluga whales...

Kaliningrad, Russia
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Kaliningrad, Russia

The history of the westernmost region of Russia and its administrative centre, now called Kaliningrad, began in the 13th century, when the King of Bohemia Premysl Otakar II wanted to make his own contribution to the Northern Crusades. In 1255 the fortress was founded at the mouth of the Pregolya River...

Pamukkale, Turkey
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Pamukkale, Turkey

One of the most popular natural sites of Turkey is Pamukkale. The name means "cotton castle", but actually it has no reference to the agricultural industry at all. The reason for such a name is the white scenery of landscape that is actually associated with the mentioned plant...

Extraordinary panoramas
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Extraordinary panoramas

Most of AirPano panoramas can be described by the following: a popular and famous (or maybe not that popular and famous) place that was photographed in mid-air with the help of a drone. So, we have collected our extraordinary panoramas on different subjects that were shot from the most unpredicted points of view...

Curonian Spit, Russia
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Curonian Spit, Russia

The Curonian Spit is stretching along the coast of the Baltic Sea: lying partly in Russia, partly in Lithuania, it has the total length of 98 kilometres. The name of this sand-dune spit, which separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea, is connected to the ancient tribe called Curonians who had been inhabiting these lands long before the colonization of Prussia by Germans...

Seville, Spain
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Seville, Spain

One of the brightest and most famous cities in Spain is Seville — the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia. Unlike many other cities of Spain, Seville was not trying to get rid of its Moorish past, so it resulted in the unique appearance of the streets...

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (Avatar Mountain), China
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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (Avatar Mountain), China

No one knows how long it would have taken the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park to reveal its beauty to the world but for the James Cameron's Avatar. Though the filming was carried out not in China, the Zhangjiajie Park was the place where the famous filmmaker was inspired to create such a movie...

The best panoramas made by AirPano in 2015
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The best panoramas made by AirPano in 2015

We have managed to do a lot during 2015: conducted photo and video shoots at 30 places all over the world, posted more than 70 virtual tours and spherical videos. Now we present our best panoramas, which have been published in 2015.

New Year in Moscow 2015
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New Year in Moscow 2015

This passing year snow didn't pay much attention to Moscow, but, nevertheless, the city's New Year dress creates a fabulous impression. The whole town is covered with new-year lights, Christmas trees are installed at many public squares. Today we want to make you all a present — several views of winter Moscow in a holiday spirit...

Ice and snow
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Ice and snow

Every season of the year tends to affect the landscape in its own way: the tenderness of spring turns into the riot of green in summer, then all this is replaced by the autumn gold and then finally falls asleep under the white blanket of winter. AirPano team present you a Christmas gift — a journey into a snowy adventure through our  winter panoramas of different corners of the Earth...

Lucerne, Switzerland
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Lucerne, Switzerland

The acquaintance with the sights of the city usually begins with the oldest functioning wooden bridge in Europe — the 204-meter long Kapellbrücke Bridge originally built in 1333. It was created as a part of the urban fortifying construction on the Reuss river, and now it is the major symbol of Lucerne...

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia
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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is one of the oldest cities situated in the Far East of Russia. Its history began in 1697 when Cossacks founded a fort on the coast of Avacha Bay for warehousing animal furs — a "natural" tax paid by the peoples in Siberia and Northern regions of Russia...

Raja Ampat archipelago, Indonesia
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Raja Ampat archipelago, Indonesia

The equator, desert islands, a boat-trip in the ocean... It is not the plot of a pirate story but a plan for our expedition. By the way, as for the pirates, there are some of them in this area. The Raja Ampat archipelago, according to an advertising poster, is the “last paradise in the world”...

Victoria Falls, Zambia-Zimbabwe, 2015
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Victoria Falls, Zambia-Zimbabwe, 2015

Long ago when the discoverer David Livingstone first saw the waterfall from a distance, some say, he mistook it for a fire in savannah. The point is that when the water falls from the height of one hundred meters, it splits into thousands of drops that create giant clouds that can be seen from a distance of many kilometres...

Dubai, the best
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Dubai, the best

We have been filming Dubai three times for the last several years. And each time the results astonished us with the range and beauty of the metropolis that used to be a desert. Today we decided to show you the glory of the modern Dubai architecture and picked the most interesting spherical panoramas out of each project...

Nice, France
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Nice, France

Since the end of the 19th century, the southeast coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea has been called the French Riviera (Cote d'Azur). The breathtaking beauty in combination with the mild climate of this place attracts the amateurs of luxurious recreation. Nice, being the vacation and resort capital, is the biggest city of the coast and the fifth largest city of the country...

Jaipur, India
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Jaipur, India

Rajasthan is the largest Indian state by area located in the northwest part of the country. The state capital Jaipur is one of the most popular destinations in India. Everything is quite unusual here, beginning with its history and ending with the list of local sights...

North Kurile Islands, Russia
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North Kurile Islands, Russia

When it comes to the Kuril Islands, people usually tend to imply the disputed southernmost islands of Shikotan, Kunashir and Iturupa. But the Kuril Islands are the huge archipelago stretching approximately 1,200 kilometres, and there are some rather interesting, but less well-known islands...

The Ancient World
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The Ancient World

Today we can take a virtual walk around the monuments created by ancient people, get an inch closer to their secrets and think about the fluidity of time. Still, we should be happy that we can observe these and many other monuments, even in this state...   

Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya

The present city of Nairobi is a medley of different quarters, varying from wealthy suburbs, which were the home to European colonists long ago, to the areas of slums. One of these districts called Kibera is famous for being the largest slum area in Africa...

Sakhalin Island, Russia
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Sakhalin Island, Russia

The Sakhalin left a strong impression in me: the Aniva cape, Ptichye Lake, the cliffs at cape "Velican", Moneron island, La Pérouse strait — all of this beautiful places can be observed through our panoramas...

Mont Blanc, Italy-France
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Mont Blanc, Italy-France

Mont Blanc, being both a separate mountain and a mountain range stretching throughout 50 kilometers, is situated in the very heart of the Alps. As well as Elbrus, Montblanc lies on the border, separating France and Italy. From both languages (Mont Blanc and Monte Bianco) the name is translated as "the White Mountain"...

Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is a wonderful city with unique history. Being the former capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman Empires, the modern Istanbul has lost the status of the capital, but it is still the third largest city in Europe...

Night Cities
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Night Cities

What you see during the day, at night has a totally different view. A well-known object turns into a mysterious shadow-figure, the dusk erases the day colors but the night-lights produce new ones. And all of this will softly contrast the darkening sky...  

Kambalnoe Lake, Kamchatka, Russia
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Kambalnoe Lake, Kamchatka, Russia

The idea of visiting Kambalnoe Lake and meeting bears there occurred to us in the autumn of 2013, while we were near the Valley of Geysers. At that time we were photographing the most famous places of Kronotsky Nature Reserve, such as the Kurile Lake, the Valley, the Uzon Caldera...

Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia
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Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia

Namibia is a country situated in the southern Africa. Its neighbour, the Republic of South Africa, has already been shown in our panoramas, but Namibia is not the less interesting and full of landmarks as well. The Namib-Naukluft National Park encompasses the bigger part of the Namib Desert and the Naukluft mountain range...

Buenos Aires, Argentina. Part II
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Buenos Aires, Argentina. Part II

Back in spring, we published our first virtual tour of the capital of Argentina. Now, we introduce the second virtual tour, which includes panoramas of the town of La Plata in Province of Buenos Aires...

Huanglong, Sichuan, China
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Huanglong, Sichuan, China

The unofficial name for Huanglong is ‘Fairy Lands', and local dream-like sights are the reason for that. In addition to multicoloured pools, there are also the glowing waterfall, the boiling pond and many other fantastic masterpieces of nature...

Fes, Morocco
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Fes, Morocco

Fes was founded by the offspring of Mohammed — Idris ibn Abdullah. Having escaped to the northern Africa in 784, he decided to create his own state. Thus, on the eastern bank of the river Fes a city appeared and later turned into the heart of the mighty state of Idrisid...

The Island of Mauritius
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The Island of Mauritius

The island of Mauritius appeared in the midst of the Indian Ocean due to volcanic activity, but that's quite an old story. Since then volcanoes have extinct and erosion has flattened the surface of its territory. The present look of Mauritius includes plateaus and mountains, the highest one is 826 meters tall...

Bromo volcano, Java, Indonesia
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Bromo volcano, Java, Indonesia

One of the most famous volcanoes of Indonesia is situated here, on the island of Java. Its name is Bromo and it is an active volcano: its crater permanently produces smoke and steam and occasional eruptions take place every now and then (the last one was in 2012)...

Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque, Grozny, Russia
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Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque, Grozny, Russia

The main focus of our photo expedition was the Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque, officially known as the "Heart of Chechnya". It is a mosque of amazing beauty. It is not the grand size that will impress you the most, but the airy lightness of the structure. The dome seems to float atop 4 supporting columns...

Golden Ring of Russia, Sergiyev Posad
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Golden Ring of Russia, Sergiyev Posad

Undoubtedly, the town's main place of interest is the famous Trinity — St. Sergius Lavra. It "has been living" an interesting life since its foundation (the middle of XIV century). But the Lavra is not the only place of interest of Sergiev Posad...

Flight to stratosphere above the Caucasus Mountains
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Flight to stratosphere above the Caucasus Mountains

We are pleased to present you with our new flight in stratosphere, this time over the region of the Caucasus Mountains. Stratosphere is the layer of the atmosphere situated between 11 and 50 kilometers above the surface...

Antarctic expedition of AirPano, Part II
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Antarctic expedition of AirPano, Part II

The Antarctic is the coldest and the most extraordinary continent of the Earth. Its native inhabitants are not of the Homo Sapiens species. The main features of the local landscape are mountains covered with snow, glaciers, icebergs and the boundless ocean. It is the kingdom of nature, nothing more...

Golden Ring of Russia, Rostov the Great
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Golden Ring of Russia, Rostov the Great

Being one of the most ancient Russian cities, Rostov the Great (Rostov Veliky) is situated in Yaroslavl region, approximately 200 kilometers from Moscow, on the bank of the lake Nero. The first mention of Rostov in chronicles is dated 862, and the word ‘the Great' was added to the official name of the city only in the 12th century...

Delhi, India
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Delhi, India

"The capital of seven empires" — that's the status Delhi gained throughout its centuries-old history. The city initially founded as Indraprastha around 3000 years B.C. witnessed many forms of state governments and rulers...

Golden Ring of Russia, Ivanovo
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Golden Ring of Russia, Ivanovo

Ivanovo stands out among other cities included in the Golden Ring of Russia. In the first place, it is famous for its revolutionary history, theatres, educational institutes and industry. The first mention of Ivanovo in chronicles is dated 1561, and then in the 17th century the first Russian textile enterprises were established here...

The most beautiful cities in the world
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The most beautiful cities in the world

Our planet is full of beauty. Every AirPano creation is a sort of love confession to one or another corner of the Earth. Today we want to present you a trip around the 18 most famous cities of the world. They are glorified by poets and cinematographers, millions of people want to go there...

Wayag Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
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Wayag Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

The Raja Ampat archipelago, according to an advertising poster, is the "last paradise in the world". Rocky mountains, overgrown with tropical jungles, stand out on the surface of the emerald sea; typical poster about life in paradise. As usual, these reserved islands are hardly accessible...

Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Saint Petersburg, Russia

Comparing to Moscow and many other Russian cities, Saint-Petersburg is rather young. At the time when either Yaroslavl or Vladimir, either Moscow or Suzdal were in the centre of the Russian history, the area of present-day Petersburg was occupied by settlements of hunters, fishermen and farmers...

Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal

The capital of Portugal has a rich history spanning more than twenty centuries; it is something a rare city can boast of. Lisbon lies on the western bank of the Tagus River, just near the place where the river flows into the Atlantic Ocean creating a deep natural harbour...

Kathmandu, Nepal
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Kathmandu, Nepal

The 25 April 2015 earthquake killed more than 5,000 people and injured more than 10,000. The epicenter of the quake was at a distance of 80 km to the northwest of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, but it was enough to inflict irreparable damage to the city...

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

There are more than two thousand castles in Czech Republic, and the biggest one is Prague Castle. The second largest castle is located in Ceský Krumlov, a small town with population less than 14 thousand people...

Golden Ring of Russia, Pereslavl-Zalessky
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Golden Ring of Russia, Pereslavl-Zalessky

Pereslavl was founded in 1152 by Yury Dolgoruky in Zalesye region, which had got its name due to the forests and fields covering the area. The history of the city is full of the events which were quite bright and important for entire Russia...

Buenos Aires, Argentina. Part I
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Buenos Aires, Argentina. Part I

 I really enjoyed walking through the streets of Buenos Aires, in spite of certain desolation. I was really impressed by Recoleta Cemetery, main street with great lights, palace of the Argentine National Congress and of course the most recognizable slum of Buenos Aires with romantic title Villa 31 ... 

Seattle, USA
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Seattle, USA

Situated in the northwest of the country, Seattle is one of the biggest cities of the USA. Its first name, given just after the foundation in 1851, was the "Future New York", but it did not stick. Soon the city was renamed after an outstanding chief of the local Indians...

Golden Ring of Russia, Yaroslavl
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Golden Ring of Russia, Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl has a very special place among other cities of the Golden Ring of Russia. It is one of the first cities on the Volga River mentioned in chronicles — as early as 1071. The most ancient settlements on the territory of the city are dated the Neolithic age...

Night flight in stratosphere over the Moscow
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Night flight in stratosphere over the Moscow

Not so long ago AirPano team in cooperation with Denis Efremov, a member of NearSpace.ru project, accomplished a unique stratosphere shooting. Previously, we had raised our cameras at the altitude of more than 30 kilometres in daytime, so now we have got the first panoramas from stratosphere taken at night...

Best Volcanoes around the World from above
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Best Volcanoes around the World from above

Volcanoes are ones of the most curious creations of nature. We have prepared the selected tour which includes panoramas of such "celebrities" as an extinct stratovolcano Elbrus, volcanic massif Plosky Tolbachik or threatening Eyjafjallajökull...

New York, Manhattan, Night
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New York, Manhattan, Night

Technically this shooting from the hotel Millennium UN Plaza was enough difficult, and we spent more several years thinking about this panorama. The idea has arisen in 2007 after we had made our first panorama using four meters bar. We had some difficulties to ressolve before the shooting ...

AirPano smiles
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AirPano smiles

We congratulate the visitors of our web-site on April Fools' Day! Today we want to present you our selection of humorous panoramas that were created over the year in between the shootings. We invite you to take a funny trip to New York, the North Pole, on board of a helicopter and even to space!

Changes of the planet after a solar eclipse
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Changes of the planet after a solar eclipse

As we know, a total solar eclipse occurred on Earth on March 20, 2015. After that we have received a lot of messages about strange phenomena noticed by different people from all over the world...

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy
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Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy

Today we represent the third of the five virtual tours of wonderful place of Italy — Cinque Terre. Vernazza is a pearl of the Cinque Terre, the most splendid of all five towns. The beautiful church of Margaret of Antioch dated the beginning of the 14th century is standing near the Belforte Tower and the ruins of the castle that was created in the 9th century...

Crimea
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Crimea

The idea of going to the Crimea on a car was rather adventurous. News from the ferry-crossing was not that good. But, on the other hand, travelling by car is much more fascinating than other ways and promises a lot of advantages for a photographer. So, with our trunk full with equipment, we are following the grey ribbon of the road that leads us to the south, to the Crimea!

Crimea, the best aerial panoramas
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Crimea, the best aerial panoramas


Las Vegas, USA
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Las Vegas, USA

Las Vegas is a city in the United States, the most populous city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County, and the city proper of the Las Vegas Valley. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city known primarily for gambling, shopping, fine dining and nightlife...

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy
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Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Today we represent the second of the five virtual tours of wonderful place of Italy — Cinque Terre. Riomaggiore, the largest of the five towns, was founded in the beginning of the 13th century. Its population is about 1700 people. It is where the famous Love Walk (Via Dell'Amore) begins...

Manta Rays, Maldives
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Manta Rays, Maldives

Anyone who ever saw manta rays alive or on photos would never forget these gorgeous fish. Even more so if you encounter a whole group of them moving in a long parade like formation, a fantastical spectacle to remember for the rest of your life...

Golden Ring of Russia, Vladimir
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Golden Ring of Russia, Vladimir

The most famous sight of Vladimir is the Dormition Cathedral (Uspensky Cathedral) dated the 12th century. It is an outstanding white-stone architectural monument of pre-Mongolian Ancient Russia which served as specimen for later cathedrals, including the Assumption Cathedral in Moscow...

Antarctic expedition of AirPano, Part I
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Antarctic expedition of AirPano, Part I

The Antarctic is the coldest and the most extraordinary continent of the Earth. Its native inhabitants are not of the Homo Sapiens species. The main features of the local landscape are mountains covered with snow, glaciers, icebergs and the boundless ocean. It is the kingdom of nature, nothing more...

Yellowstone National Park, USA
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Yellowstone National Park, USA

Nowadays apocalyptic articles about approaching eruption of presently dormant stratovolcano, which is situated in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, U.S., are published more and more often. Well, just in case, we have decided to publish our heli-virtual tour around snowy Yellowstone National Park...

Volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Kamchatka, Russia, 2015
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Volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Kamchatka, Russia, 2015

Volcano eruption is a unique natural phenomenon that only few people get to see in a lifetime. And that is even more true in case of the highest volcano in Eurasia. This time we were going to photograph Klyuchevskaya Sopka eruption on a height of 4800 meters...

Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy
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Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy

Monterosso al Mare has the population of 1563 residents and differs from other fellow-towns by the sandy beach, which attracts a lot of tourists. If you change your way, in 600 meters you will find yourself in the old town. There are also a remote beach and a trekking route to Vernazza...

Naarden, Netherlands
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Naarden, Netherlands

There are several places in Holland that are not much visited by tourists. Being situated 20 kilometers from Amsterdam, Naarden is a little quiet town which has a very interesting history. The town was built in its present form in the 17th century after the French army had been driven out...

Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Chicago, Illinois, USA

One of the most famous cities in the world — Chicago — got its name from the word «shikaakwa» which is Indian for «Wild Lily». Indeed, the city resembles a beautiful flower, though its present look has been forming for more than the last century...

Valencia, Spain
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Valencia, Spain

Valencia is one of the largest and most famous cities in Spain. The city has a perfect geographical location: it is situated on the banks of the Turia river, which flows into the Mediterranean Sea. So, for centuries Valencia had been a key point during knockdown battles between Romans, Visigoths, Christians and Moors to be owned by...

Cannes, French Riviera, France
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Cannes, French Riviera, France

We arrived at Cannes on the last day of the city's famous film festival, when the main passion and excitement had subsided. Nevertheless, everything from the long line of men in suits and women in evening gowns to the steps of the cinema implied that the festivities still continued. A couple of times familiar faces known from movies flickered in the crowd...

The best panoramas by AirPano. Part 2
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The best panoramas by AirPano. Part 2

We have selected the best panoramas created by AirPano during the last several years. Most of them are unique because they were shot for the first time in the history of panoramic photography. We would like introduce the second virtual tour from our collection of selected panoramas...

National Park Jiuzhaigou, China
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National Park Jiuzhaigou, China

Jiuzhaigou is composed of three valleys arranged in Y-shape. The Rize and Zechawa valleys flow from the south and meet at the centre of the site where they form the Shuzheng valley, flowing north to the mouth of the valley. Reserved landscapes of these valleys are created by multi-level waterfalls and wonderful colorful lakes...

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy
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Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

There are no luxurious hotels and huge restaurants. It is the place with its own rules and laws. But the hospitality of people who paint their houses in bright colours, the magnificent nature of Liguria, and the sense of time travelling are the precious treasures of the Cinque Terre...

Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Amsterdam, Netherlands

It is always a great pleasure, even on a rainy day, which is not rare here, to stroll along the canals, admiring sailing boats, trying famous warm Stroopwafel with caramel, and enjoying the sound of the church bells. Amsterdam is definitely one of the cities where you want to go back...

Golden Ring of Russia, Kostroma
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Golden Ring of Russia, Kostroma

Kostroma, an ancient Russian city, is situated 344 kilometres from Moscow on both banks of the Volga River. Kostroma is a part of the Golden Ring of Russia: only about ten cities, which have preserved the most unique historic and architectural monuments, are included in this tourist route...

The best panoramas by AirPano. Part 1
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The best panoramas by AirPano. Part 1

We have selected the best panoramas created by AirPano during the last several years. Most of them are unique because they were shot for the first time in the history of panoramic photography. We would like introduce the first virtual tour from our collection of selected panoramas...

Ethiopia
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Ethiopia

The volcano itself is a crater filled with yellow-green-brown-red lakes containing acid or lye, which bubble and evaporate into sulfurous vapors. You have to watch out to not fall through, and you'd better wear disposable shoes. A tripod can't be put just anywhere because although the carbon will survive, the metal parts will be oxidized... 

Dubai, UAE
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Dubai, UAE

The origins of Dubai trace back to the VII century, however few people associate the largest city of the United Arab Emirates with ancient times. Dubai is best described as "the City of the Future": nowhere else on the planet you will find so many incredible architectural constructions that are ultra-modern and even ahead of our times...

Corniglia, Cinque Terre, Italy
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Corniglia, Cinque Terre, Italy

Corniglia is the smallest of the five towns (only 245 residents) and the one which has no access to the sea as it is situated on a hill. To get there you have to climb a high staircase (probably it is the reason why there are fewer tourists)...

Moscow, the best
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Moscow, the best

Moscow is Europe's largest metropolis with unforgettable atmosphere and unique historical monuments that reflect the history of Russia. And the most famous buildings are the "Stalinist skyscrapers" - seven high-rise buildings built from the late 1940s to early 1950s...

Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

The city of São Paulo is the largest city not only in Brazil, but also in the entire western hemisphere. This city has a very unique atmosphere; it is interesting for its local colour, urban quarters, mixture of styles and cultures...

Golden Ring of Russia, City of Suzdal
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Golden Ring of Russia, City of Suzdal

Suzdal is one of the most striking and unique cities in Russia that has preserved its ancient monuments. It is prohibited to erect tall buildings in Suzdal. The distinctive features of the museum-city are its quiet, narrow streets, old wooden houses, and large number of churches...

Orvieto, Italy
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Orvieto, Italy

Modern day Orvieto consists of two parts: the old town on top of the hill and the new one located on the lower level. The city of Orvieto is also called a "slow town" — people here prefer a slower pace of life, enjoying the present moment without stress or hassle...

Gigapanorama of Moscow from the Ostankino Tower
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Gigapanorama of Moscow from the Ostankino Tower

Our friend and associate, Dmitry Chistoprudov, took a spherical gigapanoramic photo of Moscow from the Ostankino Tower in the summer of 2014, which we are now bringing to your attention. Soon a printed version of this panorama will be displayed in a 360-degree circle on the observation deck of the tower...

Icebergs of Greenland
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Icebergs of Greenland

My first impression of Greenland is that it is very quiet and still. It was very unusual; even the wind doesn't blow. The fog amplifies the feeling of stillness even more. The loudest sound is the sound of my footsteps and the clicks of my camera shutter. From time to time I hear low voices: there are people passing by a hundred meters away...

Cortona, Italy
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Cortona, Italy

Surrounded by orchards and vineyards, modern Cortona is a true open-air museum located about 600 meters above the sea level. The peaceful local atmosphere combined with the picturesque scenery made the city of Cortona a desirable dream destination for those who live stressful lives in the big cities...

Teotihuacan, Mexico
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Teotihuacan, Mexico

50 kilometers northeast of Mexico City lies Teotihuacan (Teotihuacán), the ancient empire-city that used to be very large in size and then decayed over time. Today the ruins are restored for the tourists. This architectural ensemble mysteriously resembles the ancient Egyptian complex of pyramids and religious structures in Giza...

Siena, Italy
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Siena, Italy

According to legend, Siena came into existence thanks to the twin nephews of the legendary Romlus, the founder of Rome. The brothers Senius and Aschius found refuge on top of the Tuscan hill, where later a city was built bearing the name of one of the brothers...

Holy places of Jerusalem, Israel
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Holy places of Jerusalem, Israel

The Old City, the historical part of Jerusalem surrounded by the walls, is the "heart" of the modern city of Jerusalem. The narrow cobbled streets, majestic walls, Roman columns, and ancient buildings hold memories of the numerous legendary events...

Kargopol, Russia
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Kargopol, Russia

Unlike southern and central Russia, in the past, there were not many cities in the northern part of the country. For a long time Kargopol was the only town in existence along the Onega River and all the way up to the White Sea. In 1588 the Ambassador to the Queen of England even included Kargopol in the list of the most important Russian cities...

Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria

Vienna, one of the finest and most famous cities in the world, stretches out to the eastern part of Austria at the bottom of the Alps and on both sides of the Danube River. We hope that our panoramas will allow you to get a feeling of the beauty, solemnity and virtuosity...

First launch of the "Angara" rocket, Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
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First launch of the "Angara" rocket, Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

It is a challenge to photograph a space rocket launch, especially when the rocket is being launched for the very first time. It is hard to choose the right spot, because if a mistake is made, you can lose not only good images, but also your camera...

Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Abu Dhabi, UAE

In the sothern part of the Persian Gulf, on an island just a few hundred meters from the UAE main land, lies Abu-Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates: political, industrial, commercial and cultural center of the country. The main part of the city life is concentrated in the northern side where several street blocks flow out into Corniche, an 8 km-long picturesque waterfront...

Starry sky over mount Elbrus
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Starry sky over mount Elbrus

We invite you to a journey to the mount Elbrus. You will be able to see incredible starry sky over the highest peak of Russia, mount Elbrus...

Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces, China
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Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces, China

Yuanyang rice terraces (fields that follow the shape of a hill) turned out to be a great attraction for everyone who can appreciate natural beauty. There are no words to describe this stunning picture, and we don't need to — you will see it for yourself though our panoramas...

Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia

One of the most beautiful cities of the planet, Sydney, unites more than 200 other works of modern cinematograph. Sydney is not the capital of Australia at all, though it is its oldest city. Sydney is a visit card of Australia, there are its most recognizable buildings: the fantastic Sydney Opera House and the grand Harbour Bridge...

Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil
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Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil

The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, one of the main natural landmarks of the country, is located in northeastern Brazil. A flat surface occupying about 1,500 square kilometers is covered with large sand dunes reaching up to 40 meters in height...

Thousand Island Lake, China
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Thousand Island Lake, China

The Qiandaohu Lake, or Thousand Island Lake, has 1,078 islands of relatively large size and a countless number of tiny patches of land peaking from under the water. Good climate and water promoted lush vegetation on the islands, and now forests with lots of animals and birds cover over 80 percent of the land...

Varanasi, India
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Varanasi, India

The ancient city of Varanasi is one of the most interesting landmarks of India, and it is probably the most unique. The fame of Varanasi is based not only on its architecture but also on its history and its important role in Hinduism...

San Francisco, California, USA
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San Francisco, California, USA

San Francisco is one of the most famous cities in the U.S. Its path is inseparably connected with the history of the country. The city of San Francisco experienced a rapid growth in the 19th century when gold was found in California This made San Francisco the largest city west of the Mississippi River, until Los Angeles claimed the title in 1920...

Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany

We are so delighted with the victory of German national team over Brazilians — the hosts team of 2014 FIFA World Cup. That's why we decided to publish unscheduled virtual tour over Berlin, and thereby to congratulate the German fans and all football fans on a historic victory...

Iceland, the best aerial panoramas
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Iceland, the best aerial panoramas

Spacious fields, mountains, and water exists in all possible states: from frozen ice to steaming geysers – this is what makes this unique, majestic, harsh and deserted landscape of Iceland, the country that looks so different from anything else in the world...

Holland. The country of tulips
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Holland. The country of tulips

Today, Holland grows about three fourths of the world market supply of tulips. During their short blooming period, (no more than 2 weeks in the spring) the entire country turns into a bright "tapestry" full of colors, and also — when looking from above — an amazing geometry of beautiful lines...

Meteora, Greece
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Meteora, Greece

The monastery complex of Metéora in Greece is one of the very few monuments on our planet that was created both by man and nature. The Metéora is an extremely unique example of harmonious craftsmanship that enriches the local landscape without changing it...

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Marvelous City is an unofficial name of Rio de Janeiro, and it suits the city very well. With the total area of 1,260 square kilometers, the city of Rio de Janeiro lies on the western shore of Guanabara Bay, the Atlantic coast of Brazil. Valleys, hills, mountains, and beaches create a picturesque landscape...

Mount Elbrus, Russia
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Mount Elbrus, Russia

Mount Elbrus, the highest peak of Russia, is located north of the Caucasus Mountain Range, on the border of Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia of Russia. The twin-peak mountain (5,642-meter and 5,621-meter summits) can also be considered the highest peak in Europe...

Maldives, Anantara Kihavah and Gili Lankanfushi
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Maldives, Anantara Kihavah and Gili Lankanfushi

Many international resorts offer their guests "primordial purity, unique nature, snow-white beaches" and so on, when on the Maldives all these are perfect in a special way. This insular state consists of about 1190 islands in the Indian Ocean...

Beijing, China
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Beijing, China

During the course of its long history, the city of Beijing has lived through countless forays and devastation, and changing of names, governments, and administrative status. In 1421, the city finally received its modern name, Beijing. By that time, in the midst of the outside city, which was surrounded by brick walls, people built the world-famous Forbidden City...

Bagan, Myanmar
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Bagan, Myanmar

The great ancient kingdom of Bagan was once located on the territory of the modern country of Myanmar. The capital of the kingdom was also named Bagan. The city of Bagan stretched along the western shore of the Irrawaddy River. Today, it is one of the largest archeological zones in the world...

Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin on the Nerl River, Russia
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Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin on the Nerl River, Russia

After wondering through river channels for about an hour we saw a blurry silhouette of the Church. Right before the sunrise. The sun painted the sky and the water with such surreal colors that we almost forgot why we were there...

Casablanca, Morocco
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Casablanca, Morocco

The biggest city of Morocco is not the capital city of Rabat, as one may think. It is the ancient legendary city of Casablanca. Casablanca also is the largest Atlantic port of the country, one of the most influential trade centers in North Africa, and an important industrial and financial center...

Soyuz-AirPano rocket launch
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Soyuz-AirPano rocket launch

Five, four, three, two, one, lift-off! You hear the roar of the boost engines and in a second the space ship is on its way to the open space... But it took us a long way to take an airscape of a spaceship launch. And finally, today, on the 1st of Aprill 2014, the launch of a space rocket called "Soyuz-AirPano" took place...

Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka, Russia. 2013
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Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka, Russia. 2013

The Valley of Geysers — one of the most famous attractions of Kamchatka region. There are dozens of similar canyons in Kamchatka, but this is the only one with 40 geysers and numerous hot springs stretched 6 km from the mouth of the river. All known modern forms of hydrothermal activity is represented in the valley...

Sevastopol, Crimea
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Sevastopol, Crimea

The city of Sevastopol is located on Heraclea Peninsula in the southwestern part of the Crimea. In 5th century BC a prosperous Greek colony of Chersoneses was located right on this spot. There are many unforgettable milestones in the history of the city. One of the most important historical events is the legendary First Siege of Sevastopol...

Maya Pyramids, Chichen Itza, Mexico
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Maya Pyramids, Chichen Itza, Mexico

There were a number of great civilizations on our planet. One of the most famous civilizations is Maya. They created a unique written language, art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems before disappearing without a trace. Remarkable monuments of Mayan architecture are found in Mexico, Chichen Itza...

XXII Olympic Winter Games
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XXII Olympic Winter Games

Having been to the Olympic Games I'd forgotten how to write "Sochi" and "2014" separately... I would never miss the 2014 Olympics and here is why: the Games were held in my country, they were only 3-hour flight away from my city, my friends lived on a hill with a nice view of the Olympic Park, an airfare was reasonable...

Cappadocia, Turkey
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Cappadocia, Turkey

Caves and whimsical rocks of Cappadocia are not the only tourist attraction of the region. Travelers are also attracted by the opportunity to admire local landscape from a basket of a hot air balloon. Hundreds of them ascending simultaneously from different corners of the valley. What a spectacular sight!

Petra, Jordan
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Petra, Jordan

Petra is a city that lives in four dimensions. Or "lived" to be exact... My mind doesn't want to accept the fact that the majority of the breathtaking monumental rock castles are only random parts of a gigantic centuries-old multinational Necropolis. But Petra was not designed as Necropolis. Deep under the rocks, there once lived around twenty thousand people...

Lake Baikal, Russia
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Lake Baikal, Russia

Lake Baikal is the deepest lake on the planet, and is one of the most famous landmarks of Russia and the world. In 1996 Lake Baikal was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lake Baikal is the largest reservoir of fresh water. It is fed by 336 inflowing rivers and is drained though a single outlet — the Angara River...

Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain

Being the capital of Spain and its largest city, Madrid is also a popular tourist destination. Variety of monuments from different epochs, rich history, and unique culture attract tourists from around the world. Saving landmarks of its legendary past, Madrid went on building new exciting architectural masterpieces...

Venice, Italy
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Venice, Italy

Located in the center of Europe, Venice is called the "city on water". There are no roads, cars, taxis, buses, trams, nor bikes. You either walk on foot or use water transportation: boats, motorboats, or gondolas. Tourists use the latter as a romantic adventure...

Great Wall of China
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Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China can be easily called a world landmark: there is hardly a person who doesn't know about it or its location, and it not just because of its obvious name. The Great Wall of China is the most famous monument, unparalleled in its glory. The wall was supposed to run along the mountain chain, rounding all the spurs and covering high rises and deep gorges...

The Land of Bears, Kurile Lake, Kamchatka, Russia
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The Land of Bears, Kurile Lake, Kamchatka, Russia

One of the craters of the long-extinct Kamchatka volcano (caldera) is filled with picturesque Kurile Lake. It's the second largest freshwater reservoir in Kamchatka. On a clear day a surface of the lake becomes a mirror that reflects volcanoes, creating landscapes of unimaginable beauty...

Niagara Falls, Canada-USA
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Niagara Falls, Canada-USA

At the North American Niagara River nature created a magnificent cascade of waterfalls. Each waterfall has its own name: the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. However all of them are known under one name — Niagara Falls. This is the most important landmark of the USA and Canada at the same time, as it separates one country from another...

Grand tour of Moscow, Russia
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Grand tour of Moscow, Russia

According to the legend Moscow is situated on seven hills. The Kremlin, a settlement around which the modern capital of Russia grew, is situated on one of those hills — the Borovitsky Hill. The first mention of Moscow dates back to year 1147, and since then, for almost nine centuries, the city experienced a myriad of events, and it has been destroyed and rebuilt over and over again...

Antarctica, South Georgia Island
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Antarctica, South Georgia Island

I jumped out of Zodiac boat on the shore and walked for a little bit before a penguin passed me by without even noticing my presence. After that a group of 50 penguins jumped out of water. They looked rather preoccupied with their own business, which was definitely more important than a human photographer... 

Cancun, Mexico
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Cancun, Mexico

Cancun is one of the most famous resorts towns in Mexico visited by almost seven million tourists every year. Half a million of local residents are involved in tourism industry and work hard to provide guests with high quality recreational experience. Meanwhile, in 1970 only three people lived here, and the only activity they did was looking after a coconut plantation...

Irkutsk, Russia
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Irkutsk, Russia

Irkutsk is a city and the administrative center of Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, and one of the largest cities in Siberia. The city proper lies on the Angara River, a tributary of the Yenisei, 72 kilometers below its outflow from Lake Baikal... 

Grand tour of Iceland
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Grand tour of Iceland

“Ice and fire” – these are two words, which despite their seeming mutual exclusiveness, perfectly grasp the nature of Iceland. Although called “the land of ice”, ironically, Iceland has boiling hot springs and geothermal lakes. And how magnificent are the flows of glowing lava from Eyjafjallajoekull, the famous volcano!

Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia

Nowadays Peterhof is a world-famous complex consisting of various palaces and gardens, and it's considered to be one of the most important sights in St. Petersburg and Russia. Modern Peterhof includes several palaces and park complexes that were under construction for almost two centuries...

Flamingo, Kenya, Lake Bogoria
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Flamingo, Kenya, Lake Bogoria

The number of flamingos varies during a year depending on the water level and food availability, but at the peak of the season Lake Bogoria is covered by about half million of these graceful birds...

Uzon caldera, Kamchatka, Russia. Part I
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Uzon caldera, Kamchatka, Russia. Part I

Uzon Volcanic Caldera (a cauldron-like collapse) was formed about 40,000 years ago on the site of the volcano that was destroyed by a series of eruptions. Just like an open air museum, this unique volcanic territory offers you almost all Kamchatka places of interest: both hot and narzan mineral water springs, mud pots, volcanoes, lakes, and streams...

 The Great Migration, Kenya
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The Great Migration, Kenya

Masai Mara, a unique nature reserve, is located in the south-western part of Kenya, with its northern part adjoining the Serengeti National Park. The reserve was named after the indigenous population (Maasai) and the Mara River. With an area of 1510 square kilometers, Masai Mara is one of the largest nature reserves in Kenya...

Florence, Italy
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Florence, Italy

As any other ancient city, Florence has a lot to offer to tourists. However, its distinguishing feature is not only presented in architectural elements, but rather in continuous connection with history and culture of the world. Dante, Petrarch, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and many other great Masters lived and worked in Florence...

Flooding in Amur River, Russia, 2013
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Flooding in Amur River, Russia, 2013

The current flooding in Russia’s Far East, on a river Amur is the worst in the region in 120 years. The locals who have been fighting the high waters for the second month in a row are comparing the catastrophe to the Biblical Great Flood. Almost 30,000 people have been evacuated and almost 3,000 are in hospitals.

Trip to the North Pole
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Trip to the North Pole

The most impressive thing is how fast it pushes through the ice floes. You could never forget the vibration of the vessel while it is making its way through the ice and the scratching sound it made. It seemed like the sensations pierced my whole body... 

Bird's Eye View of the Moscow Kremlin
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Bird's Eye View of the Moscow Kremlin

Today AirPano project and Russian Geographic Society (RGS) have prepared a gift for the city: a virtual tour over the Moscow Kremlin consisting of five spherical panoramas.

Rome, Italy
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Rome, Italy

Rome is one of the most famous and beautiful cities in the world. The fall of the Roman empire didn't affect the city's renown: its glory wasn't tarnished, but became of a different character. Nowadays countless sights of Rome built during legendary times attract many tourists...

Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico

Sights of Mexico City turned the capital into one of the most popular tourist destinations in Latin America. If put together, all of Mexico City's contrasts: high crime rate vs. hospitality of local residents, ultra modern skyscrapers vs. Aztec pyramids, slums vs. magnificent palaces, hills vs. plains — provide the city with a special unforgettable atmosphere...

The Drakensberg - Dragon Mountains, South Africa
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The Drakensberg - Dragon Mountains, South Africa

Drakensberg is a beautiful mountain range cut by numerous rivers. You can also see Tugela Falls that drops in five free-leaping falls from the eastern cliff. Here one can find peaks next to completely flat tops, and rainforests next to meadows and savannas...

Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is one of the most famous and beautiful cities in the world. The city's nine hills are situated on the bank of the Vltava River, offering very picturesque views. There are many unique architectural landmarks in Prague that survived to this day: Powder Tower, medieval Vyšehrad fort, Old Town Square, Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, etc...

Kazan, Summer Universiade 2013, Russia
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Kazan, Summer Universiade 2013, Russia

Kazan is one of the oldest cities of Russia: in 2005 the city celebrated one thousand years since its foundation. Kazan is officially known as "the third capital of Russia": its population is over one million people, and the same number of tourists visit it every year. The 27th World Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan will be held from July 6 to July 17, 2013...

 Guilin National Park, China
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Guilin National Park, China

Guilin is one of the most interesting cities in China, also famous for its wonderful natural monuments. The Guilin's mountains are among the most picturesque mountains in the world. They are often covered with soft haze, as calm water of Li's river has this magnetic aura, that  excited the muses of artists and poets for ages...

Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China

During the centuries of Shanghai's history, the city has seen both peacetime and war: it was invaded and bombed, and then, with new powers, it was restored again. And now it's one of the world's major financial centers, the core of China's political intrigues, and, at the same time, the cradle of modern Chinese cinema and theater...

Flooding in Czech Republic, Usti nad Labem, 2013
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Flooding in Czech Republic, Usti nad Labem, 2013

Located North of Prague, at the confluence of Elbe and Bilin rivers, city of Usti nad Labem is experiencing a major flood at the moment. Our colleague Stas Sedov is working in Usti nad Labem right now. He was able to capture the “Big Water” from a bird’s eye view...

Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece

Being one of the oldest cities in the world Athens was first mentioned in 15th century BC. Athens is called the "cradle of civilization" — it's the birthplace of democracy, western philosophy, political science, literature, theater, and the Olympics...

Maya Pyramids, Tikal, Guatemala
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Maya Pyramids, Tikal, Guatemala

The name Tikal, which in means "the place of spirit voices" Mayan language, appeared in the 1840s when Europeans discovered this area. Perhaps this monumental abandoned complex made explorers tremble in awe, and native Indians, descendants of the ancient Maya, decided to strengthen this impression by giving this place an appropriate name... 

Singapore - Dream City
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Singapore - Dream City

Singapore is an eye-candy city-state. Being in the center (or, as it was in the ancient times, in the end) of Asia, this city has absorbed all the might and splendour of a modern western civilization and is happy to showcase it to the world — it's definitely worth it.

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
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The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is located in the eastern part of Australia and it is one of the greatest wonders of nature. It stretches 2,500 kilometers along the coast. It is the largest coral ecosystem of our planet and the largest natural object formed by living organisms...  

Norwegian Fjords
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Norwegian Fjords

Fjords are considered to be among the most beautiful sights of the world: narrow, winding, and cut deep into the land, these sea bays are lodged between steep cliffs that sometimes reach 1,000 meters high. They can be found all around the world but when you mention fjords, most people think about Norway — it has the highest number of most beautiful fjords in the world... 

Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is one of the most famous ancient cities in the world.  The center of the old city is the Gothic Quarter. It still has many structures that were built during the Middle Ages, and even some buildings that were built around the time of the first Roman settlements...

Shooting spherical stereo panorama
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Shooting spherical stereo panorama

We shot a lot of complex and unique spherical panoramas in various parts of the globe. But so far we could not make a spherical panorama with a 3D image. Today we managed to solve this seemingly unsolvable problem...

Abbey Mont Saint-Michel, France
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Abbey Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel, is a name that has a lot of charm, it sounds almost poetic and lyrical. But don't let it fool you: Mont Saint-Michel is a small rocky tidal island situated on the north-west coast of France...

Everest, Himalayas, Nepal, Part II, December 2012
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Everest, Himalayas, Nepal, Part II, December 2012

Nepal is lucky to have so many extraordinary landmarks. Not only that Nepal is known as the birthplace of Buddha, it also has the majority of highest mountains in the world: 8 out of 14 8K Peaks are located here. Among them is Mount Everest, the highest mountain on planet Earth...

Acropolis, Athens, Greece
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Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Many Athens landmarks have survived to this day, and the most famous of them, without a doubt, is the Acropolis. It became the famous landmark of the world and a symbol of Greece, just like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Kremlin in Moscow ...

Top Hotels in Turkey
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Top Hotels in Turkey

Turkey is famous for its resorts. Millions of tourists come to Turkey every year. More and more hotels are being built on the Turkish shore. The variety of Turkish hotels can satisfy every taste. There are true masterpieces of architecture, secluded club houses surrounded by green golf courses, boutique bed and breakfasts, and huge ultra-modern hotels...

Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, capital of Iceland and the northernmost capital of the world, was founded by Ingólfur Arnarson, a Norwegian Viking, who decided to settle down and farm somewhere far away from his homeland. In 874 he built a farm on the southeastern tip of Iceland and called this area Reykjavík, which stands for "Bay of Smoke"...

Thermal Resort "Blue Lagoon", Iceland
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Thermal Resort "Blue Lagoon", Iceland

The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulphur and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases...

Santorini (Thira), Oia, Greece
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Santorini (Thira), Oia, Greece

There is no time, no rush. Eyes are resting, slowly moving along wonderful, as if carefully picked by an artist, details: the rhythm of blue-and-white stairs, a black cat napping on a white parapet. Everything has its special charm. This is an amazing island, capable of filling up not only view finders of your camera, but your entire soul...

Orda Cave. The first underwater cave panorama in the world
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Orda Cave. The first underwater cave panorama in the world

Underwater caves are considered the hardest subject of underwater photography. Overhead environment, inability to surface when you need to, underwater narrows, you have to squeeze through, and complete darkness - here are just a few difficulties that one faces in cave diving...

Iguazu Falls, Argentina-Brazil. Grand tour
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Iguazu Falls, Argentina-Brazil. Grand tour

The waterfalls are unbelievably cool! A true endless flow of water! Approximately 1,5 to 3 million liters per second of water flows down the Iguazu Falls every second depending on the season. Entire canyon is covered with think mist created by falling water...

Highlands of Iceland, Langisjor and Veidivotn
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Highlands of Iceland, Langisjor and Veidivotn

“Ice and fire” – these are two words, which despite their seeming mutual exclusiveness, perfectly grasp the nature of Iceland. Although called “the land of ice”, ironically, Iceland has boiling hot springs and geothermal lakes. Iceland is also one of the most active volcanic regions in the world...

The Matterhorn Mountain, Switzerland
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The Matterhorn Mountain, Switzerland

Ranking traditional icons of Switzerland by their increasing size may look like this: Swiss watch, Swiss knife, Swiss chocolate, Swiss cheese, and Swiss bank. The largest icon of Switzerland - the Matterhorn Mountain — caps the list...

Flight to Stratosphere
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Flight to Stratosphere

Sending cameras into the stratosphere is done by using balloons filled with helium. These balloons rise 35-37 kilometers above the ground, gradually increasing in size until they are as big as three-story house. At this altitude balloons suppose to burst and send cameras safely to the ground by parachute...

Bryce Canyon in Winter, Utah, USA
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Bryce Canyon in Winter, Utah, USA

Truly the Bryce Canyon is not just another attraction in the USA; it is one of the very few places on our planet that puzzles our human mind unable to find logical explanation and process visual information. So if you ever happen to be in The Bryce Canyon — don't panic. This gigantic forest of orange and rose asparagus is very real...

Volcano Plosky Tolbachik, Kamchatka, Russia, 2012
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Volcano Plosky Tolbachik, Kamchatka, Russia, 2012

As we got closer to Tolbachik, we realize how incredibly lucky we were! The slopes of the volcano were clear of clouds; the visibility was perfect up to the horizon. The morning sun lit up the plume of smoke from the active volcanic cone. We are going straight to the cone...

Taj Mahal, India. Part I
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Taj Mahal, India. Part I

In 1997 famous Frenchman Bertran photographed Taj Mahal from a helicopter. Since that moment nobody else has been able to get a permission to shoot the Indian landmark from air for 15 years. AirPano has achieved the impossible — for the first time in world's history we created a virtual aerial photo tour of Taj Mahal, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World...

Christ the Redeemer Statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Christ the Redeemer Statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

During sunrise the wind blew from the ocean and gradually cleared the fog away from the hill, leaving behind fantastic colors.  Suddenly a huge heavy cloud floated above our heads became brightly coloured in orange. Dima shouted: "Urgent take off!" And we were on our way! ...

Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt
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Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Arabian proverb says, "Everything in the world is afraid of time, and time is afraid of the pyramids". In the end of this year we would like to invite our visitors to have a bird-eye view of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt — the only one of "Seven Wonders of the World" which is still standing...

Grand tour of Manhattan, New York, USA
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Grand tour of Manhattan, New York, USA

I remember this photo shoot by one funny detail: there were no headphones for passengers in the helicopter's cabin. I had to shout from the back seat (while trying to overcome the engine roar that was coming from the open door) to let the pilot know where to go. I also had to tap on his shoulder and then point the direction...

Paris, France
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Paris, France

France is one of the most famous countries in Europe, and Paris is probably the most famous city in the world. Paris is rightfully called "the city of light". It is because the capital of France has been a center of education, arts and philosophy for many many centuries...

Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar
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Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

It's not surprising that the Shwedagon Golden Pagoda was repeatedly plundered over the years, and some parts, like three hundred years old bell encrusted with jewels, are now lost. However, the Golden Pagoda in Myanmar has survived to see our days in its full glory...

Vatican City State
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Vatican City State

Vatican City is the smallest independent state in the world with a total area of 0.44 square kilometers and the total length of the state border of 3 kilometers. Vatican has almost two thousand years of history and it is more than just a church, the square, and museums...

Angel Waterfall of Venezuela - The World's Highest Waterfall
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Angel Waterfall of Venezuela - The World's Highest Waterfall

In March of 2011, Dima Moiseenko flew to Venezuela to shoot Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall. The photo session lasted for two days. However, all of difficulties were overcome and Dima managed to shoot Angel Falls and two other waterfalls that flow from the Tepui.

Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2010
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Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2010

That evening we left St. Petersburg accompanying with the sounds of thunder. The big rain drops were pattering on the train's windows but we were not upset anymore - our work had been done. A year of preparation, a month and a half of waiting for a good weather and an hour and a half of the flight over one of the most beautiful cities in Russia - all those were in past.  

Zermatt, Monte Rosa, Matterhorn-Cervino area
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Zermatt, Monte Rosa, Matterhorn-Cervino area

In terms of altitude, the Matterhorn is the fifth among the Alpine peaks, but the difficulty of a climb ranks it second to none. Its faces are so deceptive, that even the most experienced climbers could not ascend them until 1865; and the southern slope remained unconquered for another 66 years...

Swaminarayan Akshardham, Delhi, India
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Swaminarayan Akshardham, Delhi, India

The world's largest Hindu temple is situated in the capital of India. It was opened in 2005. The construction took over 5 years and involved 7 thousand artisans and 3 thousand construction workers from all over India. Construction of this beautiful site was funded by donations and done through a spirit of volunterism...

Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor includes a number of majestic temples complexes, the most famous of which is the "Temple City" of Angkor Wat. It was built as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman II in 1112-1152. It's considered to be one of the biggest cult buildings in the world... 

Moscow City Center, Kremlin
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Moscow City Center, Kremlin

The treasury of our Moscow panoramas is gradually increasing. We have already been shooting aerial panoramas for 6 years. However, we didn't succeed in shooting Moscow, the city we live in, though we did our best. The case is the flights over Moscow are forbidden except those of Russian Federation Ministry of Civil Defense and Emergency Response and Russian police...

Ta Prohm temple, Angkor, Cambodia
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Ta Prohm temple, Angkor, Cambodia

Ta Prohm is a beautiful temple, bound by massive roots of huge trees. Back in the days it was very different: one could see walls decorated by precious stones, hear beautiful music, and dancing in the halls. When in late nineteenth century Ta Prohm was discovered by French, they decided not to conduct a full-scale restoration of the temple...

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Central Italy
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Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Central Italy

First of all, Pisa is famous for Torre Pendente di Pisa, The Leaning Tower of Pisa. It's so famous that it outshines all other Pisa tourist attractions and monuments combined. Locals call it the "long-drawn miracle". Ironically enough, the tower is located at Piazza dei Miracoli (the Square of Miracles)...

Virtual Tour of Toronto, Canada
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Virtual Tour of Toronto, Canada

Toronto is the biggest Canadian city and 5th largest city in North America after Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. In 1998 the rapidly growing Toronto and six other communities are merged to form a new Mega-city, else known as GTA (Greater Toronto Area)...

Roman Colosseum, Italy
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Roman Colosseum, Italy

The Colosseum is a monument with a great history. It probably wouldn't even have been built if not for the vanity of the Emperor Vespasian, Nero's successor. In his attempt to outshine the glory of the former ruler, in 70 AD Vespasian ordered to build a huge amphitheater, which could amaze everyone with its beauty and magnitude...

Iceland, Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon
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Iceland, Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon

“Ice and fire” – these are two words, which despite their seeming mutual exclusiveness, perfectly grasp the nature of Iceland. Although called “the land of ice”, ironically, Iceland has boiling hot springs and geothermal lakes. Iceland is also one of the most active volcanic regions in the world...

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
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Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower...  One might ask, "What else is there to say?" There is hardly a person in the world that doesn't know or haven't heard of the famous Paris landmark. Well, we are going to tell you what you might already know anyway...

Most Famous Mosques in Istanbul, Turkey
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Most Famous Mosques in Istanbul, Turkey

Among the many landmarks in Turkey, the three famous mosques of Istanbul that deserve special attention. The most beautiful one — The Blue Mosque — is considered the greatest masterpiece not only of Islamic architecture, but also of the world. Hagia Sophia Museum and The Suleymaniye Mosque - two other great architecture landmarks...

Hong Kong - the City Where Dreams Come True
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Hong Kong - the City Where Dreams Come True

Our photographer Dima Moiseyenko had a stop-over in Hong Kong on the way from Bali Island to Moscow. This photo session of Hong Kong would have never happened if it were not for the amazing circumstances — somebody above the clouds had heard his girlfriend Alina's wish to stay there for a week :)

Moai Statues, Easter Island, Chile
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Moai Statues, Easter Island, Chile

I was amazed by Easter Island the minute I walked across the field of the local airport. Rich, vibrant colors made me feel like a Disney cartoon character. Later that evening I went sightseeing with my friend Dima and wound up on the shore of the Pacific Ocean. It was the second time I lost my breath: the local color palette was beyond my imagination...

Las Vegas at Dusk and Night
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Las Vegas at Dusk and Night

The attentive visitor will tell that we already have shown something similar on our pages. And he will be right. However, shooting of night panoramas is extremely difficult task so we have decided to show the second part of our night shootings over Las Vegas...

Sunset and Dusk Time View of Manhattan, New York, USA
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Sunset and Dusk Time View of Manhattan, New York, USA

In 2011 we returned to New York to once again photograph Manhattan: this time making it much better technically and artistically. Enjoy the sunset nd dusk time aerial panoramas of Manhattan now. Recently has been published the virtual tour of Manhattan at daytime...

Grand Canyon West, USA
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Grand Canyon West, USA

The deepest canyon in the world is one of the most famous US tourist attractions. And it's respectively called the Grand Canyon of Colorado Plateau: "grand" means "big, magnificent, enormous, great" and so on and so forth. The Grand Canyon was added to the famous UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979 and the Grand Canyon was one of its first entries...

Unreal Aircraft of Ivan Roslyakov
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Unreal Aircraft of Ivan Roslyakov

No one knows how our colleague, Ivan Roslyakov, managed to shoot this panorama. Witnesses say, that Ivan opened the airplane window to take some photos, before the co-pilot grabbed Ivan's camera. Others say, Ivan himself gave his camera to the co-pilot, and had him lean outside the small cockpit window to take some photos of Ivan along the way...

Day view of Manhattan, New York, USA
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Day view of Manhattan, New York, USA

I remember this photo shoot by one funny detail: there were no headphones for passengers in the helicopter's cabin. I had to shout from the back seat (while trying to overcome the engine roar that was coming from the open door) to let the pilot know where to go. I also had to tap on his shoulder and then point the direction...

San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge
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San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge

I've been waiting for this photo shoot for a long time... Perhaps even my whole life. Over the past 20 years and despite numerous visits, I haven't seen the Golden Gate Bridge covered in its famous fog. For me, it has been really unlucky...

Nazca Lines. South America, Peru
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Nazca Lines. South America, Peru

No one knows exactly what Nazca lines are. The only indisputable fact is that they are located in South America, at the Nazca Desert plateau in the southern part of Peru. However this is where the indisputable facts end, leaving the scientists with numerous unsolved mysteries.

Balloon flight in Bagan, Myanmar
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Balloon flight in Bagan, Myanmar

I would definitely class Bagan as one of The Wonders of the World — wherever you look, there are stupas and temple spires as far as the eye can see, from tiny ones to huge ones. Moreover, at dawn all this splendor is surrounded by a light mist, and the higher you get - the further is the horizon. It's an incredible and breathtaking sight ...

The Geoglyphs in Palpa Valley, South America, Peru
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The Geoglyphs in Palpa Valley, South America, Peru

Palpa is a deserted plateau at southern coast of Peru, in 20 km to the north of desert Nazca. The drawings found in Palpa represent huge human figures. Besides, there are images of different animals and fantastic beings too...

Machu Picchu — the ancient city of the Inca Empire
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Machu Picchu — the ancient city of the Inca Empire

I quickly assembled the machine, took a deep breath and took off into the abyss. We shot several spherical panoramas and landed. As soon as the helicopter touched the ground we heard applause of the spectators and whistles of the security guards running towards us....

Fussen Town, Neuschwanstein and  Hohenschwangau Castles, Germany
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Fussen Town, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles, Germany

This virtual tour concludes our series of panoramas about the most beautiful castle in Bavaria — Neuschwanstein. Around the famous castle located many other attractions. We were able to capture the castle Hohenschwangau as well as the very nice town of Fussen...

Virtual Tour over Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
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Virtual Tour over Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Neuschwanstein is first and foremost a true fairy tale made of stone. The castle is located in Bavaria, near the town of Fussen. It became the prototype for the Sleeping Beauty castle in Disneyland Paris and a source of inspiration for Tchaikovsky's ballet «The Swan Lake»...

Dominican Republic - Caribbean Paradise
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Dominican Republic - Caribbean Paradise

The Dominican Republic may be described as "heaven on earth". Millions of tourists cannot be wrong about that. Just look at the weather in the Dominican Republic! The eternal summer here is very comfortable and mild.  The island has several large resorts with almost ideal conditions for a relaxed vacation...

Virtual Tour of Cape Town, South Africa
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Virtual Tour of Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is one of the most popular cities on the African continent. It is located in the southwestern part of the continent, on the shore of the Atlantic ocean, near the Cape of Good Hope. The history of the Republic of South Africa begins in year 1652, when a Dutch seafarer Jan van Riebeeck founded the city of Cape Town...

Everest, Himalayas, Nepal, Part I, January 2012
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Everest, Himalayas, Nepal, Part I, January 2012

We approached the turn of the ice river flowing from the highest mountain. Almost there! Little bit longer, and we would see Mount Everest in all its glory... And suddenly... It felt like someone's hit the breaks... We stopped and started slowly moving backwards. The wind! Pilot said. I can't go there, the wind is too strong...

Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe border
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Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe border

"Victoria" — is one of the most unusual waterfalls in the world. It is created by the Zambezi River that suddenly plummets into a narrow, 100-meters deep chasm. At the same time, Victoria — is the only waterfall in the world that is over one kilometer wide and over one hundred meters deep...

Virtual Tour of Dubai City, UAE
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Virtual Tour of Dubai City, UAE

In short, Dubai is a paradise city, a page from a science fiction book, a true picture of how even the most bizarre and ambitious ideas may be implemented into reality. We hope that the panoramas and photos of Dubai will transmit the incredible greatness of the unique and the most famous city of the United Arab Emirates...

Lake Powell, Utah-Arizona, USA
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Lake Powell, Utah-Arizona, USA

Flooding of Glen Canyon has created a landscape treasure that is completely unique not only in the US, but in the entire world. The shore line of the lake is cut up by over a hundred of large and small canyons that join the main riverbed, some of which spread over many miles...

Hawaii, Oahu Island Virtual Tour
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Hawaii, Oahu Island Virtual Tour

The main places of interest on Hawaii are beaches and the amazing nature: volcanoes, waterfalls and national parks. In general, Hawaii isn't called «paradise islands» in vain — it seems that both weather, and the magnificent nature of Hawaii are specially created to awaken people's senses...

New York, I love you
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New York, I love you

Technically this shooting from the hotel Millennium UN Plaza was enough difficult, and we spent more several years thinking about this panorama. The idea has arisen in 2007 after we had made our first panorama using four meters bar. We had some difficulties to ressolve before the shooting...  

New York. Remembering 9/11
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New York. Remembering 9/11

The term «Ground Zero» has several meanings. Since September, 11th, 2001 phrase «Ground Zero» is often used in connection with tragical events of that day, when terrorists have hijacked four jets and directed them into highly significant for the USA targets, including towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) in a southern part of Manhattan.

Miami, Florida, USA
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Miami, Florida, USA

I only came for two days of playingBut everytime I come I always wind up stayinThis the type of town I could spend a few days inMiami the city that keeps the roof blazin Will Smith - Miami

St.Moritz, Swiss Alps, Virtual Tour
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St.Moritz, Swiss Alps, Virtual Tour

«Exacting people recreation» - they say about Saint Moritz in travel guides. Saint Moritz has surprised me twice but not with its restaurants among alpine skiing tracks where visitors in ski boots are served with black caviar and truffles and live orchestra music sounds in the neighborhood as well as "weightless, salubrious and sparkling champagne air". Virtual tour contains 9 panoramas.

Moscow City View, Stereo Panorama
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Moscow City View, Stereo Panorama

A new spherical stereo panorama, photographed from the rooftop of the 301-meters high "Moscow City" tower — the tallest building in Europe — is now available on our website. All you need to view this photo is a pair of red-and-cyan stereo glasses. See below for shopping suggestions.

Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
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Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

The real most southwestern point of the African continent is actually situated several kilometers away — it's an unremarkable place by the water, with a small parking lot nearby and an official plate. This location is hardly known and is visited by less than 10% of all tourists...

Moscow Kremlin at Night
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Moscow Kremlin at Night

This spring Dima Moiseenko became the first man in the world who shot a fantastic areal panoramic view of Las Vegas at night from his heavy-duty tripod installed in the helicopter. Inspired by his success we decided to shoot a panoramic photo of Moscow at night. Unfortunately there are no real helicopters allowed above the city of Moscow...

Horseshoe Bend, Colorado River, Arizona
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Horseshoe Bend, Colorado River, Arizona

How deep is 1,000 feet? Imagine standing at the rooftop of 99-storey building. Can you get to the edge? You just casually walk on the giant plateau until suddenly the abyss opens up under your feet. You breath is taken away, and even the bravest of us feel dizzy and weak for a moment.  

Dragon and Cortina falls, Venezuela
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Dragon and Cortina falls, Venezuela

Unexpectedly, in five minutes a cloud appeared from below and we were standing in a thick fog that moment. Several hours long the fog was so thick that a pilot refused not only to shoot but he even didn't think of flying up. We got stuck on the mountain top...  

The Twelve Apostles, Australia
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The Twelve Apostles, Australia

The Twelve Apostles stacks located on the South of Australia not far from Melbourne is the second most known symbol of Green Continent after the Opera House in Sydney. Unfortunately, the sea feels no mercy towards the stacks wearing away soft limestone. The Apostles haven't been 12 yet for a long time...  

Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand

The full name of Bangkok is as follows: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. The city was recorded in the Guinness book as the city with the longest name in the world.

Moscow State University
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Moscow State University

The main building of Moscow State University is not only one of the most famous Moscow buildings but also the biggest Stalin style high-rise building in the capital city. Moreover, 37 years long it had been the highest building in Europe till 1990, when in Frankfurt the MesseTurm skyscraper was built.  

Sydney, Australia, 2008
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Sydney, Australia, 2008

In 2008 I decided to visit New Zealand for a couple of weeks. On my way back a stayed for a night in Sydney and in the morning, before leaving for the airport, I shot these panoramas in the harbour near the Opera House.  That time we still couldn't shoot HD spheres, so, they are represented in standart resolution.  

Hollywood, USA
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Hollywood, USA

A famous sign HOLLYWOODLAND with its huge letters appeared in 1923 on the South slope of Mount Lee at a height of 491 meters with an advertising purpose exclusively. It was the way to announce publicly about itself of the Hollywoodland Construction Company. After the renovation letters LAND were removed and well known HOLLYWOOD comes to our days.

Moscow City View from the Highest Tower In Europe
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Moscow City View from the Highest Tower In Europe

This May with the help of Dmitry Chistoprudov we came on the roof of the Capitals' City building complex. We were standing there at a height of 300 meters above Moscow and shooting several spherical panoramas from the highest tower in Europe.  

Kiev, Ukraine
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Kiev, Ukraine

Then, near St. Sophia Cathedral we were attacked by a crow. And while we were fighting in the air duel, the sun disappeared in the clouds. We had nothing to do but land our model and wait for the light. It was good luck for us when by the moment the light appeared the crow had already been bored to wait for the flight of its unknown competitor and had flown away.

Ai-Petri in Crimea, Russia
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Ai-Petri in Crimea, Russia

And imagine: on the edge of the rock there is a man trembling with fear who is afraid of heights. In his shaking hands there is some metallic thing, he almost sees nothing with his closed eyes because of the bright sunlight. There is so much adrenaline in his body that “steam goes from his ears”. The first flight is always the most fearful.

Novodevichy Convent, Moscow
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Novodevichy Convent, Moscow

This shooting of the Novodevichy has an old history. It was our first shooting in Moscow completely realized by ourselves and with own AirPano’s equipment. In the beginning of this year we bought a radio controlled helicopter, improved it and adjusted to the shooting of spheres.

Los Angeles at dusk, CA, USA
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Los Angeles at dusk, CA, USA

It was an occasion when we realized our late evening helicopter shooting over downtown of Los Angeles for the first time. It happened when our photographer, Dima Moiseenko, as he said us, had loitered with the take-off, but I would say he had been late for the shooting for half an hour :) Finally, he flew up at that time we usually land...

Fiordland, New Zealand
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Fiordland, New Zealand

Two days of travel under a haviest rain I have ever seen. Forty eight hours with no single sun ray. Every minute the strong wind was reducing the probability of successful flights over the  Fiordland– the most beautiful place of New Zealand. But we didn't surrender...

Golden Eagles fly to Moscow
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Golden Eagles fly to Moscow

In May, we managed to get on board of a helicopter, which flew over the city during the military fly-past rehearsal dedicated to the 65th Anniversary of the Great Victory. On our way back we decided to try the spherical panorama shooting from the moving helicopter.

Maldives from the Plane
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Maldives from the Plane

For two hours I was flying around Northern and Southern Male atolls which is approximately 10% of the area of Maldives. I had four cameras with me and the most of the time I was shooting

Moscow, Gigapixel Panorama
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Moscow, Gigapixel Panorama

Moscow is the capital, the most populous city of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the world. It is located by the Moskva River in the European part of Russia.  

Moscow Automobile Ring Road (MKAD), Russia
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Moscow Automobile Ring Road (MKAD), Russia

MKAD is a ring road encircling the City of Moscow. The acronym is a transliteration of the Russian "Moskovskaya Koltsevaya Avtomobilnaya Doroga", or Moscow Automobile Ring Road.  

Moscow from an altitude of 1000 meters
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Moscow from an altitude of 1000 meters

Moscow is the capital, the most populous city of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the world. It is located by the Moskva River in the European part of Russia.

Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Chicago, Illinois, USA

Chicago is the largest city in the state of Illinois. With over 2.8 million residents, it is the most populous city in the Midwestern United States and the third most populous city in the country. Chicago was founded in 1833. Nowadays the city is a center for business and finance and is listed as one of the world's top ten Global Financial Centers.

Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York, USA
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Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York, USA

There is a new panorama over the Statue of Liberty added to the virtual tour shot over New York in 2007.  Unfortunately, the pilot couldn't go closer though before the start had promised to go 100 meters close to the statue.  In this case we would see the tourists walking inside the crown on head of the Liberty.

Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius
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Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius

The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. The monastery is situated in the town of Sergiyev Posad, about 70 km to the north-east from Moscow by the road to Yaroslavl, and currently is home to over 300 monks.  

New Jerusalem Monastery, Russia
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New Jerusalem Monastery, Russia

New-Jerusalem monastery of Resurrection founded by Patriarch Nikon in year 1656 is one of the most complicated and interesting monuments of Russian spiritual culture.

Helicopter Journey over Manhattan, New York, USA
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Helicopter Journey over Manhattan, New York, USA

400 years ago there was the loudest and the most beneficent real estate transaction in the human history: the Indians sold Manhattan to the Europeans for 24 dollars. Now the island has changed beyond recognition and for this amount of money one can buy except perhaps a ticket to visit the skyscraper of Empire State Building.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2008
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2008

It's very convenient to fly over Rio by helicopter. Unlike most of other big cities of the world, where there are many restrictions and often special flight permissions are needed, in Rio de Janeiro you can fly almost everywhere and at any flight-level, surely, satisfying safety requirements and common sense.  

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Petronas tower
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Petronas tower

Petronas Twin Towers are the symbol of Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur. They are the highest twin towers in the world; their altitude is 452 meters. Picturesque architecture along with really giant dimensions of the towers make these skyscrapers ones of the most impressive buildings on the planet.

Amsterdam, Holland, 2009
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Amsterdam, Holland, 2009

Amsterdam is one of the most well-known cities in the world, rich in historical events and intensive culture life. Particular here, for instance, the Hermitage, a famous Russian museum, founded its filial. But in spite of all the cultural and educational efforts, we associate Amsterdam not only with the museums and tulips.  

Kalyan Minaret, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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Kalyan Minaret, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

The part of Silk Road and the ancient capital of khanate is Bukhara. Bukhara is one of the most picturesque and legendary cities of the world. It had been captured, destroyed many times and restored again. And behind the walls of its numerous harems no laughing south passion was burning...  

San Juan River, Goose necks, Utah, USA
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San Juan River, Goose necks, Utah, USA

The Goose Necks are on the San Juan River. The photos of that place can be found in any geology textbook. Speaking scientific language, these intricate curves of the river, which were formed in the beginning of the Miocene (about 25 million years ago), are named the Meanders. And one more cult place is seen on the back side, it is Monument Valley.

San Juan and Colorado rivers. Utah, USA
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San Juan and Colorado rivers. Utah, USA

In the fall of 2006 I made the first in my life sphere of this place shot from the helicopter, and then I could join its parts in the computer. It became clear, that it''s possible to shoot the spheres not only from the ground with a tripod, as it usually happens according to the classical canons, but also being in the air.

Moeraki boulders, New Zealand
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Moeraki boulders, New Zealand

These enigmatic huge boulders of the right spherical form with the diameter from one up to two meters are located on the Eastern Coast of New Zealand, on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, in the place named Moeraki.

Our first aerial panorama :)
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Our first aerial panorama :)

This first aerial test sphere had been shot nearly a month before the shooting in New York at the hotel Millennium UN Plaza.