Recently I made a list of the most beautiful moments of my life. Very close to the top was crossing the Bosporus River. Often multiple times a day, I would take a ferry between the European and Asian side of Istanbul. It was part of my daily commute but would often prove to be one of the highlights of my day: sipping chai while the salty breeze would tousle my hair. Sometimes I would read my Bible and pray for those around me, other times I might make some new friends. The following footage was taken on a day when the otherwise serene Bosporus was especially choppy.
Crossing the Bosporus from Michael Butterworth on Vimeo.