If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul. ~Alphonse de Lamartine
Istanbul from International Space Station (December 01, 2017)
On December 01, 2017, NASA astronaut and the commander of the Expedition 53 (the 53rd expedition to the International Space Station), Randy “Komrade” Bresnik took a nighttime photo of Istanbul from the ISS. In this beautiful photo, we see the nighttime lights of Istanbul, the only intercontinental city on Earth and the biggest city of Turkey, the Black Sea, the Bosphorus, the Marmara Sea and Prince Islands (north is up).