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 January 6, 2013

Hello again Dear Marek :)

Thank you soo much :)) See you ...

Raul.SG on January 8, 2013

Preciosa imagen, un fantástico trabajo técnico y estético. Me gusta+Fav. Mis mejores deseos . Raul

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on January 8, 2013

Welcome Raul

Thank you very much..Greetings.

DANY83 on January 10, 2013

Bellissima foto Complimenti...LIKE...Saluti da Roma, Daniele

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on January 10, 2013

Hello Daniele welcome..Thank you very much


Dust... on January 10, 2013

liKe it ! amitié des pyrénées

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on January 10, 2013

Thank you George


Alessandro De Simone on January 11, 2013

mi piace molto Like

Daniel Barrios on January 12, 2013

Bonita imagen.

Un colorido realmente dramático.

Me gusta.

Saludos, Dani.

Norbert “bergfreund2… on January 12, 2013

Ein sehr schönes Foto !Like416!

Mit freundlichen Grüßen aus Österreich, Norbert

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on January 12, 2013

Thank you Alessandro

Thank you Dani

Thank you Berg

Happy weekend...

Lancil8 on January 12, 2013

Impressive capture! Like+Fav :O) I appreciate your wonderful gallery! Best wishes from Italy, Lancil8.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on January 12, 2013

Hello Lancil

Thank you very much..I'm glad you like..


MKrawczyk on January 13, 2013

ładne zdjęcie!

Rainer D on January 13, 2013

Amazing scenery, well taken shot, I Like 417 + fav 137 it, I have listed you to my fav-list, best wishes and greetings from Germany, I wish you a nice weekend, Rainer

t ucar on January 13, 2013

güzel bir fotoğraf...tucar

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on January 13, 2013

Thank you MKrawczyk

Thank you Rainer :) Nice to meet you :)

Thank you Tucar

Happy wishes from Istanbul

Andrei Matusov on January 13, 2013

Fantastic colour!!!! Successful shot with good prospect!


♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on January 13, 2013

Клевый у меня ник? Thank you :) Bye :)

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on January 14, 2013

Dear Melek!

Very nice composition, beautiful colors. I like it! Thank you for your visit in my gallery.

Best wishes, Viktor

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Photo taken in Salacak, 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
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 11.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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