Best view from above: VDNKh to present photos taken by cosmonauts on the ISS

November 2
Culture

An exhibition of photos taken by cosmonauts during expeditions to the ISS opened at VDNKh. The display features some 100 pictures taken between 2007 and 2018. You are welcome to view them at the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre (Cosmos Pavilion No. 34).

Visitors to the exhibition 'View from Above' can see the clouds over the Kuriles and Caucasus, Balaton and Chad lakes, world capitals and the Great Wall of China.

The works by cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, Hero of Russia and President of the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre at VDNKh, are one of the exhibition's highlights.

'Proper light is the biggest problem, since it is nature that sets up the light in space in our case, and there is nothing we can do with it. To take a good shot, you need to spend hours at the window, constantly calculating to know exactly at what angle and from which side the light will fall. In space, each of us is a light hunter. And this exhibition presents the best hunting trophies,' Fyodor Yurchikhin told.

The display is divided into three sections. 'Phenomena' presents hurricane Alex and typhoon Trami seen from space, a sandstorm in Iraq and California fires. In 'About the Earth', guests can find pictures of the wide Amur and the mysterious Tibet, Kilimanjaro and the Alps.

'Made by Man' shows space photos of Moscow, Tokyo, New York, Sydney, Paris and other cities, the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant, Itaipu Dam in Brazil and oil fields in the Caspian Sea.

Visit the exhibition 11:00 am till 10:00 pm, any day except Monday, with a ticket to the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre.

Source: mos.ru

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