I took this from the window of the airplane using my Canon G10. The weather was not the best nor was the light. The small sensor of the G10 caused significant noise in the darker areas of the image and when viewed in color the image was drab.
For me the B&W approach gave this view a timeless look, one where it could have come from a newspaper in the 50's. I liked the effect with the grain and noise, and it does look much better viewed large...:-))