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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marcel_pics on November 4, 2012

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

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 4, 2012

Thank you Marcel :) Greetings.

Franc. Paolo Gileno on November 5, 2012

Buona serata e notte con bei sogni Jiuliet!!!:))


♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 5, 2012

Good night Dear Paolo

See you dear friend :)

Pepe Balsas on November 6, 2012

♥♥ Osho Melek ♥♥:

Preciosa captura, bonita composición y edición.

Like 342

Saludos cordiales desde España.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 6, 2012

Thank you so much Pepe Best wishes..

Andre “pilago” Z. Sz… on November 7, 2012

Beautiful scenery, well captured!

L and kind regards Andre

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 7, 2012

Good morning Andre :)

I'm happy for your lovely visit. Happy and sunny days but it's raining this morning in Istanbul..

See you :)

Jan_1979 on November 9, 2012

Just want to add it to my favorites. FAV 111

Panos T. Mourlas on November 10, 2012

Excellent view, awesome scenery and image !!!


Greetings from Greece !


Michael LI on November 11, 2012

Amazing picture with very nice colors and light capture! LIKE
Best wishes from China, Michael

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 11, 2012

Thank you very much Jan

Thank you very much Panos

Thank you very much Michael


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.

Best regards.


♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 11, 2012

Thank you very much Vanja

Thank you very much Bogdan


Jicé Baroudeur on November 11, 2012

I LIKE 349 the wonderful colors.
Best from Belgium.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 12, 2012

Thank you very much JC :)


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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  • 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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