I do not know how often I did fly to Istanbul or had a stop over in Istanbul. But I never succeeded to make good photos out of the plane. Most times there were clouds or smog, if the sight was good, I did sit on the wrong side or was sleeping like a baby.
This time everything came together: A clear sky, sitting on the right side, and the plane flying a huge curve over the old Istanbul. Only in the end the sun was against me, even though the photos I made still are amazing. I am especially happy, that i could take an aerial photo of my favourite place, the Church Hagia Sophia.