Armenian painter Ivan Aivazovsky's View of Constantinople by Moonlight (1846)
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.

John Buchan Greenmantle (1916)

Other Constantinoples:

The Orientalist Painters