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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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


U.W. Lorenz lophoto 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..

Tsuru on December 21, 2012

Excellent picture!ヽ(´ー`)ノYSL~♥

Ирина Лапис on December 21, 2012

beautifull photo L+F

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on December 21, 2012

Thank you very much Dear Tsuru

Thank you very much Dear Ramka

Hpapy new year..See you soon..

noelbuch on December 22, 2012

Place of incredible beauty !


Best regards, Leonid/

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on December 22, 2012

Hello Leonid Wellcome..

Thank you very much..Greetings.

Yves Faucon on December 26, 2012

Belle capture. J'aime et favorise.Bonnes fêtes et meilleurs vœux. Amicalement. Yves.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on December 26, 2012

Merci Yves Bonnes fêtes

Amities :)

anjaiva on December 26, 2012

Wonderful picture!!!

Best wishes from Anja :)

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on December 26, 2012

Thank you Anja

Greetings from Istanbul and Melek :)

Horst Reisinger on December 28, 2012

Very nice motiv!


and a Happy New Year

Greetings from Germany, Horst

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on December 28, 2012

Thank you Horst Greetings from Istanbul..

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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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