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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♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 11, 2012

Thank you very much Jan

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Thank you very much Michael

Greetings.

vvidak11 - Vanja Vid… on November 11, 2012

L+F. Amazing beauty..very beautiful colors..impressive ! Greetings from Croatia! Vanja

BOGDAN de Varsovie on November 11, 2012

Fascinating view. Excellent picture. LIKE 348.

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Bogdan

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 11, 2012

Thank you very much Vanja

Thank you very much Bogdan

Greetings.

Jicé Remue on November 11, 2012

I LIKE 349 the wonderful colors.
Best from Belgium.
JC

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 12, 2012

Thank you very much JC :)

Greetings.

Far lang on November 12, 2012

Romantic mood. Great scenery. FAV+LIKE. Greetings, Heinz.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 12, 2012

Thank you very much Heinz Greetings.

S@ndro Cressi © on November 13, 2012

great shot , wonderful image !!

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♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 14, 2012

Thank you S@ndro Best wishes from Melek :)

Ventepani on November 14, 2012

wow. like and favorite ;) greetings

<Naklaj21> on November 15, 2012

Magnificent photo!

Thank you for information Melek : )

>>L+F<<

Best regards , Naklaj21.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 15, 2012

Dear Ventepani

Dear Naklaj

Thank you for nice visit..Greetings.

José Mª Alvarez Soli… on November 17, 2012

Very nice photo and place

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Greetings from Spain. José Mª

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 17, 2012

Thank you Dimitris

Thank you Jose

Happy weekend. See you :)

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 18, 2012

I'm happy for your lovely visit Dear James

Thank you :) See you soon...Bye..

Salvador Rafael Busó… on November 18, 2012

A good portrait of nature, hard and beautiful at the same time. A very nice picture.

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♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 18, 2012

Hello Voro

Thank you very much..Greetings.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 18, 2012

Thank you very much Mansoor Greetings.

dhorvat on November 18, 2012

Amazing photo. Like.

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