Maiden's Tower ; Sad love story ...♥

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The Leander’s tower which is one of the symbols of Istanbul dates back to 341 BC. There are several stories told about Kız kulesi which is named “Leander’s Tower” by westerns.

The most widespread story is about the daughter of the Byzantine Emperor who was killed by a snake hidden in a basket of figs which was brought to the tower from land. That is why, the tower is named Maiden’s Tower.

If we look further into the history we understand that this place was called “Leandros”. Leandros fell in love with Hera who was one of the nuns of Aphrodit. Leandros swam to the Maiden’s Tower to see his dear one. One day he was defeated by the storm and the waves and died. Hera could not cope with this grief and killed herself.

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Peter Danter on February 23, 2014

Schöne Landschaft, schöne Farben und Himmel!


Grüße, Peter

Filippo Aragone on March 6, 2014

Very nice view and interesting story Like and favorite photographer too!!

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on March 6, 2014

Dear Reto

Dear Peter

Dear İlkin

Dear Filippo

Thank you very much..Greetings and best wishes..

Aldo Muller on March 8, 2014

My L539 fo this stunning frame, Best wishes from Bal. Piçarras, Brasil. Aldo Muller.

Jarda_M on March 10, 2014

L+F Perfect photo.
Greetings from Czechia,

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on March 10, 2014

Dear Aldo

Dear Jarda

Thank you very much for nice visit...Best wishes from Istanbul...

J.ROLDAN on March 17, 2014

Interesante atmósfera la captada en este registro..LIKE 541 y FAV 186,saludos,Jose.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on March 17, 2014

Thank you very much Jose Best wishes...

Rena Vett on April 1, 2014

Molto bella, saluto Renato

NikonWoman on May 6, 2014

What an amazing sky! Great shot which I like very much. Regards from Scotland, NW

stanito on May 29, 2014

Beautiful ! LIKE and FAV

Edwards Wzxm on June 2, 2014

Perfect photo & well done and well composed.

_A_d on June 7, 2014

Interesting photo, even more interesting with the explanation!

L I K E 5 4 5 ! !

Kind Greetings from Brabo...

KARADENİZ on July 6, 2014

I was here last night my greetings from my Istanbul Turkey

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Warner Athey on December 4, 2014

Great shot of Maiden's Tower.

Palaemon on December 5, 2014

Magnificent capture!

The Red on March 23, 2015

Splendido scatto, like, complimenti e saluti da Napoli, Nello

angelius1979 on July 4, 2015

best photo

wilhelmtittes on December 8, 2015

A really nice photo! Like and Fav

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Photo taken in Salacak, 34668 Üsküdar/İstanbul, Turkey

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  • Uploaded on May 31, 2012
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    by ♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥
    • Camera: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD. EX-Z330
    • Taken on 2012/05/31 06:51:18
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 11.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash