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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mohammad suhaib on December 4, 2012

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♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on December 5, 2012

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Thank you very much for lovely visit.

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Carlos A. N. Amorim on December 5, 2012

Linda imagem em contraluz! Belas cores! Gosto 385. Saudações, desde o Rio de Janeiro.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on December 5, 2012

Hi Carlos Thank you so much..Bye :)

Ľubomír Šiška on December 6, 2012

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Det Lindinger on December 8, 2012

Superfoto Melek ........like387+Fav

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♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on December 10, 2012

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♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on December 10, 2012

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Francesco Viti on December 10, 2012

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♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on December 11, 2012

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♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on December 12, 2012

Hello Sylwester Thank you very much ;)

Happy and sunny days :)

Ciacci on December 12, 2012

Semplicemente splendida!!! LIKE + yellow star

michel brenguer on December 14, 2012

Magnifique image !!

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Amicalement. Michel

TripPinSee on December 14, 2012

Wonderful photo with absolutely gorgeous lighting & colours. Thank you for the description.
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♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on December 15, 2012

Thank you Ciacci

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Thiago Haussig on December 17, 2012

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