What had seemed the day before the dingiest of cities
now took on a strange beauty, the beauty of unexpected horizons
and tongues of grey water winding below cypress-studded shores.
A man's temper has a lot to do with his appreciation of scenery.
Above: Armenian painter Ivan Aivazovsky's View of Constantinople by Moonlight (1846)
Quote: John Buchan Greenmantle (1916)
Below: other Constantinoples - Theodora, the Orientalist painters