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 December 10, 2012

Thank you very much Det Greetings.

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Thank you very much d. yalamidis-gr See you

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I wish you a happy week..See you dear friends.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on December 10, 2012

Thank you very much A.Ypeij


Francesco Viti on December 10, 2012

Beautiful colorful picture with a nice composition and lights LIKE Friendly wishes,Francesco

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on December 11, 2012

Thank you very much Francesco Greetings..

Sylwester Hawryl 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 !!

Like + Fav.

Amicalement. Michel

TripPinSee on December 14, 2012

Wonderful photo with absolutely gorgeous lighting & colours. Thank you for the description.
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Greetings & best wishes, Am

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on December 15, 2012

Thank you Ciacci

Thank you Michel

Thank you TripPin


Rade Pesic on December 16, 2012

Great sunset, like it.

Thiago Haussig on December 17, 2012

Amazing view! Like. Best regards, Thiago

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on December 17, 2012

Thank you very much Rade

Thank you very much Thiago


UWL lophoto-de on December 17, 2012

top colors and mood

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on December 18, 2012

Thank you very much for lovely visit Dear Lophoto


Jerry Fryer on December 18, 2012

Love the shot. I haven't been to Turkey but It looks very familiar. I'm sure I've seen it in travelogs, but was it not also in a James Bond movie? Just curious. Again, very nice. Greetings from Canada's north.


Foguete on December 18, 2012

Beautiful photo. L397 Greetings from Spain.

GWHoffman on December 21, 2012

Dramatic and beautiful capture! LK-398!

Kind regards, Glenn

Manup on December 21, 2012

Nice shot. LIKED. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013. Best wishes, Manup.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on December 21, 2012

Dear Jerry

Dear Foguete

Dear Glenn

Dear Manup

Thak you very much..Happy new year..

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Photo taken in Salacak, 34668 Üsküdar/İstanbul, Turkey

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    by ♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥
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