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 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.

Deodato Lourenḉo on February 23, 2013

One of my Favorites already!

Have a great weekend!


♥ ♥ 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. 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..


~☂slavva☂~ on March 6, 2013

Un hermoso cielo

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♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on March 6, 2013

Thank you Jenny Bye ..See you dear..

Amir Karimi on March 8, 2013

I Like your great photo of this beautiful place.

Thank you very much for visit my photos.

All the best from Iran.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on March 9, 2013

Hello Amir Thank you very much..


Ofenhocker1 on March 13, 2013

Congratulations for this splendid shot! Best regards from Germany, Stefan L

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on March 13, 2013

Thank you very very much Dear Stefan

Happy wishes.

蒂芙尼林 on March 19, 2013

Stunning Capture and so awesome scenery L456+F152

good afternoon for you ♥♥ Osho Melek ♥♥

best wishes and good luck always for you

regards from Tiffany Liem

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on March 19, 2013

Thank you very much Tiffany Greetings

imran gündüz on March 20, 2013

Harika seyir..

sochodolak on March 20, 2013

Nice place ! Best wishes from Brazil

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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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