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 (1010)

cp_u on October 15, 2012

Beautiful composition with wonderful light, and a touching story! LIKE. ciao, cp_u

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on October 15, 2012

Hello and good morning Cp_u

Thank you very much..Greetings and happy week...

BMGrace on October 16, 2012

Stunning photo! I never heard of this legend. Very intersting!

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on October 17, 2012

Thank you very much Grace..


Pantelis65 on October 17, 2012

Beautiful picture and story. like greetings Pantelis

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on October 17, 2012

Dear Pantelis Thank you very much ..Bye.

Onofre Pimenta on October 18, 2012

Very special and so beautiful work. Remarkable shot! Like 316. Thanks for your visit and comment. Best wishes, my friend.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on October 18, 2012

Thank you very much Opimentas

...Bye ...


Majka44 on October 19, 2012

Wonderful image, fantastic view.


Greetings from Slovakia,Majka

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on October 19, 2012

Dear Majka

Thank you for nice visit..Greetings.Bye :)

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on October 20, 2012

Thank you very much Debra

Greetings from Istanbul..


aticank Nikolay Kole… on October 20, 2012

Nice view! LIKE!

V1NCE on October 21, 2012


Beautiful composition, wonderful light and colours. Love the story, thanks for sharing.


Best regards from the UK


♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on October 21, 2012

Hi Aticank

Hi Vince

Thank you very much for lovely visit..

I'm glad you like...Greetings..


Augusto j s on October 21, 2012

Bello scatto... Saluto da Mantova, Guto.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on October 21, 2012

Thank you very much Guto Greetings..


Michal Ritter on October 21, 2012

fantastické foto , skvělá atmosféra

big like

s pozdravy z České rep , Michal

mariwozn on October 21, 2012

LIKE Greetings from Poland MW

Christoph Schütz on October 22, 2012

Dear Beautiful Melek ♥

The story is really sad but the photo is magnificent :)

Big embrace..Best wishes from Vienna ♥

Mutlu bir hafta :)

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on October 22, 2012

Dear Michal

Dear Mari

Thank you very much ..Best wishes..

Hello Dear Christoph :)

Thank you for lovely visit...

I wish you a happy week ..

Greetings from Istanbul ..

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