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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Comments (1001)

Martin Podt on June 1, 2012

Nice photo


Greetings, Martin

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on June 1, 2012

Thank you so much Gontran :)

Thank you so much Martin

Happy weekend..

Giovanni Magni (giov… on June 1, 2012

Molto bella questa immagine con i colori dorati.Interessante la tua spiegazione.


Ciao,buon fine settimana


António Dias on June 1, 2012

Photo impressive, warm colors and golden! The beauty of the love story that tells us is wonderful. Osho Melek Congratulations, great job. LIKE. Greetings from Coimbra, Portugal. António

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on June 1, 2012

Dear Giovanni

Dear Antonio

Thank you so much..

Happy weekend..

janamare26 on June 1, 2012

Beautiful photo.Like.Greetings,Mirjana

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on June 1, 2012

Thank you very much Mirjana

Good night and happy weekend..

ANGEL, EL ALFA III on June 2, 2012

Una foto preciosa, me gusta. Like. Saludos desde Madrid, España

silgab on June 2, 2012

Linda,like saudações Silgab

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on June 2, 2012

Thank you so much Angel

Thank you so much Silgab

Happy weekend..

Ed. Me. Mo. on June 2, 2012

F+L , best greetings , ED-ME-MO.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on June 2, 2012

Welcome ED-ME-MO

Thank you so much..

Best wishes..

Ngo Minh Truc on June 2, 2012

L25 > very beautiful! Greetings

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on June 2, 2012

Dear Ngo Minh Truc

Dear Mariano

Thank you very very much..

Happy weekend..

Bye :)

Klaus Dimter on June 2, 2012

Interesting story and a very nice

Best regards from Berlin. Klaus

Romão on June 2, 2012

Only one word: WONDERFUL!!! Greetings from Brasil.

Bermard Agulo on June 2, 2012

Great capture, excellent shot!

F11 + L29

best wishes,


Ján Čulaga on June 2, 2012

Very nice photo. LIKE

Greetings, Janek.

ashis_mishra on June 2, 2012


Thanasis Germanos on June 2, 2012

Impressive image. F+L Thanasis

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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
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