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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Fuat Nesip on February 17, 2013

İstanbul güzelliğini çok güzel yansıtmışsınız.. tebrikler.. çok beğendim ve favorilerime aldim..

David R on February 17, 2013

perfecta! like and fav

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on February 17, 2013

Çok teşekkür ederim Fuat Bey Mutlu bir hafta :)

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on February 17, 2013

Thank you very much David Happy wishes.

Filipunes on February 21, 2013

Lovely story, wonderful place, gorgeous picture. L 446

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on February 21, 2013

Thank you very much Hans

Thank you very much Frantunes

Happy wishes.

George R on February 21, 2013

Very beautiful photography Perfect ✩ and excellent shot! Like this picture ★☆★☆★ Friendly greetings from Greece ╰☆╮ George papaki ✩ @ ♫ ☆ Welcome in my Gallery ★ * ALL MY PHOTOS ON ONE PAGE ★☆★

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on February 22, 2013

Thank you very much George Greetings.

Nelly T on February 22, 2013

Excellent picture. L!

Greetings, Nelly

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on February 22, 2013

Thank you so much Nelly Happy wishes.

Odilson Sá on February 23, 2013

Excellente photo! Very beautiful sunset! L+F

Greetings from Brazil, Odilson Sá.

Joe Lourenḉo on February 23, 2013

One of my Favorites already!

Have a great weekend!

JOE

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on February 23, 2013

Thank you very much Odilson

Thank you very much Joe

I wish you a great weekend...Bye..

h.aygor on February 25, 2013

Excellent picture. Like450+Fav149

Best greetings. H.aygor

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on February 25, 2013

Thank you very much H.Aygor Greetings.

★ smrCH - NO VIEWS..… on February 28, 2013

Very nice motive, L+F
Best wishes from Switzerland, Robert

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on February 28, 2013

Thank you Robert.. .Greetings.

Germán Cruces Rajoan on March 4, 2013

Linda imagen.Saludos

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on March 5, 2013

Dearr gercruces Thank you very much..

Greetings..

~☂λVλNT☂~ on March 6, 2013

Un hermoso cielo

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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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