The first snowfall of 2017 was also the heaviest in almost a decade. The city, blanketed by now looks amazing!

Istanbul is not unfamiliar with snow. It usually snows every year for 2-3 times but the snow stays for a couple of days at most. This time, the heaviest snowfall since 2009, the snow stayed for almost a week 🙂

Anadolu Agency has shot aerial views of the historical peninsula with a drone on January 8, 2017. You will see Haghia Sophia, The Blue Mosque and the Galata Tower as major landmarks.

Enjoy the view!