Incredible photos of St Petersburg

Russian fairytale landscapes

These dreamy photos of Russia look like they came straight out of an ancient book of fairy tales.

Rather than real life structures, the famous landmarks appear far more like paintings inspired by folklore.

PIC BY ANDREI MIKHAILOV/ CATERS NEWS - The Kunstkamera- A beautiful cityscape of Saint Petersburg, Russia.

PIC BY ANDREI MIKHAILOV/ CATERS NEWS – The Kunstkamera- A beautiful cityscape of Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The images show an old sailing ship in St Petersburg’s harbour, and famous buildings such as the Hermitage and Winter Palace, Palace Square and Alexander Column,  all set against dramatic skylines.

PIC BY ANDREI MIKHAILOV/ CATERS NEWS - The Harbour- A beautiful cityscape of Saint Petersburg, Russia.

PIC BY ANDREI MIKHAILOV/ CATERS NEWS – The Harbour- A beautiful cityscape of Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Andrei Mikhailov, a 33-year-old amateur photographer native to St Petersburg, toured his city to get these incredible pictures.

He said: “I love photography and my camera is always with me. I am inspired by the city view and landscapes.

PIC BY ANDREI MIKHAILOV/ CATERS NEWS - Church of the Savior on Blood- A beautiful cityscape of Saint Petersburg, Russia.

PIC BY ANDREI MIKHAILOV/ CATERS NEWS – Church of the Savior on Blood- A beautiful cityscape of Saint Petersburg, Russia.

“My friends and family all enjoy the pictures I take.

“When I take the pictures I try to process what I am seeing so I can make the scene more mysterious.”