I took the tram to Kabatas and instead of taking a taxi to Ortakoy, I decided to walk up. I was looking forward to getting my version of the classical view of Ortakoy Mosque and the Bosphorus Bridge. I passed the Dolmabahce Palace on my right, which I had in my itinerary but not enough time to visit.
Upon arrival, imagine my dismay when I saw that the whole of the mosque was covered in scaffolding and boarding. It was being refurbished. So, I resigned myself to taking a composition without the mosque.
This is the Bosphorus Bridge taken on another day, from Eminonu.