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 (1011)

Fab Dub on October 28, 2012

Beautiful pic !



♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on October 28, 2012

Hello Fabrice Thanks a lot ...

Bye ...Melek :)

dževad hadžihasanovi… on October 29, 2012

Beautiful photo. Like. It's nice to remember the old story of Hero and Leander. Greetings, Dževad.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on October 29, 2012

Dear Dževad :)

Thank you very much for lovely compliments..

Greetings from Istanbul..


Franc. Paolo Gileno on October 29, 2012

è impressionante il numero di commenti che ricevi!! Questo mi fa molto piacere!! Ciao Jiuliet::))) Buona serata!!


♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on October 29, 2012

Ciao Romeo :)) Buona Serata :))

I'm glad you like it....

Really makes me happy your nice comments...

Honour for me...

Thanks everybody and to you... Greetings from Juliette :)

australien67h on October 29, 2012



♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on October 29, 2012

Dear Australien

Thank you very much again for nice visit..

Best wishes :) --Melek--

Bo Lebrunn on November 1, 2012

beautiful picture Osho :)greetings,Lebrunn

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 1, 2012

Hello Lebrunn :)

Thank you..Greetings..

vinc107 on November 2, 2012

une jolie tour au milieu des flots

très bel instant pour cette photo




♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 2, 2012

Thank you very much Farhat

Thank you very much Vinc

Best wishes from Istanbul...

Edu Lacerda on November 3, 2012

Place of incredible beauty and unique! FAV + LK!

Greetings from Brasil.


Miguel Perez on November 3, 2012

Increible foto,preciosos colores,un gran saludo desde España,Miguel,LIKE

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 3, 2012

Dear Edu

Dear Miguel

Thank you for lovely visit :) Best wishes :)

Bye --Melek--

Reza Dehghanizadeh on November 3, 2012

very nice capture

António Dias on November 3, 2012

Hello Melek! This photo is a portrait of a sad love story! The color of sad countenance speaks for itself! LIKE. Thank you my friend for such a friendly visit to my gallery. Greetings from Coimbra, Portugal and wish you a good weekend. António

juan carlos Barros on November 3, 2012

Belleza total hermosa foto

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 3, 2012

Dear Reza

Dear António

Dear Juan

Many thanks for nice visit..Greetings from Istanbul..Melek :)

marcel_pics on November 4, 2012

Wonderful sky and sea combination in this picture. Best wishes.

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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