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)

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on April 23, 2013

Nice story wonderful photo--like--470--AnaM

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on April 24, 2013

Thank you very much Anamaria :))

Happy wishes.

Mel Figueroa on April 27, 2013

magistral muy bonita foto

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Saludos, Mel

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on April 27, 2013

Thank you Dear Mel :)

Happy weekend.

L. F. on May 3, 2013

Excellent shot!

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Luca, Castel Sant Angelo

Thank you very much Luca


LeenieforLena on May 5, 2013

Lovely scenery, beautiful colours in the sky !

Like !



Thank you Dear Lena Greetings.

D☼≈≈YmAc on May 6, 2013

Beautiful shot and story! Like

Cheers, Donny

Thank you Dear Doony Happy week :)

Alien Alienovic on May 8, 2013


L & F

Thank you very much Alien Greetings.

monic@ on May 15, 2013

Beautiful colors in this Greetings, Monic@

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on May 15, 2013

Thank you very much Dear Monic

Happy wishes from Istanbul

Martin Krepelin on May 17, 2013



♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on May 17, 2013

Thanks Martin Greetings

Larger Anna on May 19, 2013

...è un sogno anche dal vivo...LIKE Anna

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on May 19, 2013

Dear Anna :) Hello..

Thank you very much ..Happy and week.

ahmet ersungur on May 20, 2013

Very good shot !

LIKE My panoramio friend greeting,Ahmet

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on May 20, 2013

Thank you Dear Ahmet 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
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