Photographing the Snow in Russia

St Petersburg was very, very cold.  Thankfully, we had packed accordingly, with numerous leggings, thermals and socks.  Even so, my hands did become painfully cold on a number of occasions.  Taking my gloves off to sort out the camera was always a bit of a struggle!

However, I’d say it was worth it.  St Petersburg was beautiful in the snow and while my photography doesn’t do it justice, it might give you a little idea of what a winter weekend in St Petersburg has to offer.


Our first full day was very cloudy (and snowy!).  The river was partly frozen and the sky was very, very grey!


We did a lot of wandering around on the first day.  I think it total we spent around seven hours walking around the city!

Ducks on the Ice


This is another of my favourite photos – purely because it highlights how crazy some people are!! This is a mini pool in the middle of a frozen lake.  The woman on the left had just been for a dip and her hair was still wet.  She must have been absolutely freezing!


While Russia in the day was beautiful, at night it was absolutely STUNNING.



2 comments on “Photographing the Snow in Russia

  1. Hi there Lizzie! St Petersburg in the snow is fabulous!! I agree its freezing but the beauty of the city covered in snow and ice makes up for it! Looking forward to following your travels around the world!

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