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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Comments (1022)

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on March 23, 2013

Thank you very much Dear Lotus

Greetings.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on March 28, 2013

Thanks Bathinda Greetings.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on March 29, 2013

Hello Bathinda... I don't understand this word ਬਠਿੰਡਾ ਵਿਖੇ ???

Sorry...

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on March 29, 2013

:)

jtapia on March 30, 2013

Very beautiful photo and interesting place, LIKE. Best greetings, Jose.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on March 30, 2013

Hello Jose Thank you :) Bye...

Kyriakos 11 on March 31, 2013

YSL

EINE FARBENFROHE PERFEKTE DARSTELLUNG MY GREETINGS

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on March 31, 2013

Thank you very much Kyriakos Greetings.

Darjo on April 1, 2013

Good work, L too!

Darjo

M-pictures on April 1, 2013

Very beautiful view and picture.

LIKE+YS

Greetings,Majka

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on April 1, 2013

Thanks Darjo

Thanks Majka

Greetings.

brko.jabuka on April 2, 2013

Excellent shot!

YS-155 & L-464

Greetings, Petar

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on April 2, 2013

Thank you Petar Greetings.

brabantus on April 8, 2013

Very nice picture and colours. like Best greetings from France.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on April 10, 2013

Thank you Dear Brabantus Greetings.

dziwnowik on April 10, 2013

♥ CONGRATULATIONS ♥


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Alex Ingerman on April 11, 2013

Great shot !!!

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on April 11, 2013

Thank you Dear Peter

Thank you Dear Dotsik

Happy wishes

SlobaSerb on April 15, 2013

This is beautiful.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on April 15, 2013

Thank you very much SlobaSerb Greetings.

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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
    • No flash

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