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 22, 2012

Hello Francesco Thank you very much..Welcome..


Eduardosco Chavez on November 22, 2012

Esta es una hermosa foto

y un bonito atardecer


♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 22, 2012

Hello Eduardo Thank you very much ..


antoniopolselli on November 22, 2012

Gran bella foto! :-)

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 23, 2012

Thanks Antonio Best regards..

Mário Eloi Castro on November 23, 2012

Hi Osho,

I hope everything is ok with you and please accept my sincere apologies for leaving this standardized message...

I just want you to know that, although lately I almost didn´t comment your photos, I'm glad I met you and choosed you as one of my favourite photographers.

By watching your photos I got to know so many amazing and wonderful places that I couldn´t even dream they exist ... not to mention that it was with them that I learned the little I know about photography...

This is my favourite picture in your gallery, so I´m adding it to my “ photos list”! Thanks for everything, my dear friend :)

A hug from Oporto, Mário Eloi Castro

Alito_di_vento è chi… on November 23, 2012

I LIKE....MAGIC schot, regards chiara

André Ivan .©om on November 23, 2012

Great scene. Great catch. I liked (368).

Potoka on November 23, 2012

Marvelous shot. LIKE!!!!!! + YS-122 Best regards.

Vinay Kumar on November 24, 2012

Great shot, nice view. I love this photo.!LIKE! All of your photo in your gallery is awesome. You are my favorite photographer. Greetings from vinay.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 24, 2012

Hello Mario Thank you for nice visit and compliments..Greetings..

See you dear my friend.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 24, 2012

Hello Chiara

Hello Andre

Hello Potoka

Hello Vinay Welcome..Nice to meet you..

Thank you very much for nice visit.

Happy weekend.

U.W. Lorenz lophoto on November 25, 2012

top image. great one

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 25, 2012

Thank you very much Lophoto Greetings.

padurariu adrian 1 on November 25, 2012


♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 25, 2012

Dear Adrian Welcome..,

Thank you very much..Greetings.

Jesus Miguel Ballero… on November 25, 2012

beautiful pic


♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 25, 2012

Thank you very much Miguel Greetings..

giselaplewe on November 27, 2012

LIKE gisela

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on November 27, 2012

Hello Gisela Thank you very much..Greetings.

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Photo details

  • 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