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 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

I Like

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.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 18, 2012

Thank you Dhorvat Greetings.

giuseppe vaiano on November 18, 2012

Wonderful shot ♥♥ Osho Melek ♥♥.Like&Fav

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 18, 2012

Thank you Giuseppe Greetings.

olafju on November 19, 2012

Ein traumhaftes Bild, YSL

Best wishes Olaf

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 19, 2012

Thank you Olaf Best wishes..See you :)

Karp Panta on November 19, 2012

Very impresive. A composition with great force.

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Greetings, Karppanta

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 20, 2012

Thank you very much Karppanta

Best wishes.

L. F. on November 21, 2012

ciao, che colori suggestivi, che bellissimo posto… Che grande fotografia!, congratulazioni!

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calorosi saluti dall'Italia,

Luca

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 21, 2012

Warm greetings to Italia Dear Luca

Thank you dear friend..See you

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 21, 2012

Dear Dimitris Thank you very much ..

Greetings.

vise81 on November 22, 2012

WoW!! Beautiful picture!! like363!!

Ciao, Francesco

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 22, 2012

Hello Francesco Thank you very much..Welcome..

Greetings.

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Photo taken in Salacak Mahallesi, 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
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    • Focal Length: 11.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.600
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    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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