The Leanders 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 Leanders 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 Maidens 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 Maidens 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. Fatih Sultan Mehmet had the tower demolished after he conquered Istanbul and had it erected anew and placed his soldiers here. The tower with was demolished by the earthquake in 1509 was rebuilt. The Tower served as light house in 1600s.
(information from pointsfromturkey.com)
This is picture is a dedication for you, dear Nono:)
I know the image is not good ,but i liked the balloons on water :)
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dkeus31 (27735) 2010-02-27 1:53
well, with some slight pp, you'll get a great one, getting more of this sky and correcting the slight tilt.
I like the ballons as foreground here
resat1972 (7576) 2010-02-27 1:59
bu açsıdan güzel bir kız kulesi manzarası yakalamışsınız. deniz muhteşm bir mavilikte. Bulutlar ve gemiler adeta size yardım etmiş.Türkçe biliyorsunuz diye düşündüm. Türkçe yazdım. :)
gentedilivello (3103) 2010-02-27 2:15
great blue hour shot! This lighthouse is extremely attractive and it is very nice the contrast between him (with its light) and the darkening surrounding area. Also the colorful balls in the foreground are lovely.
Have a nice weekend.
peppe59 (14555) 2010-02-27 4:24
beautiful image to the sunset with the lights very dosed, beautifulst the balloons colarati on the water. It compliments
herowono (0) 2010-02-27 7:06
Thank you Isabela! Very beautiful one! I really surprised and couldn't say anything than terima kasih banyak....
Salam paling manis,
abiesudiono (235) 2010-02-27 7:13
Beautiful picture. The composition and the lighting from the tower were very beautiful.
Thanks for share,
mesutilgim (95520) 2010-02-27 10:02
Hello dear Isabela,
No no, it's good ! Maybe it could be slightly better but this is typical leander tower and İstanbuL's famous silhouette !
Well the ballons at the foreground, they are real eyecatchers !
Take a look to one of my earlier entries :
TFS and have a nice weekend
rigoletto (34279) 2010-02-27 14:34
after FB, nobody tends to upload any workshop photos anymore. actually, i would expect to see photographers in line, making the photo of this tower. would be funny workshops indeed :)
tecnical expert is Didier. i just remember the memoirs...
teutza (10590) 2010-03-11 9:51
ce mi-au placut baloanele astea!!!da n-am nici o poza nice d-acolo:)))ti-a iesit f misto asta!
sacavem (18620) 2010-04-04 8:41
Very good photographic moment.
Excellent colours and very beautiful composition with colorful balloons and sea.
Regards, Filipe .... and Happy Easter.
HFASSOURAKIS (4) 2011-03-11 17:18
FABULOUS COLORS AND POV
YOU CAN "SMELL" AND "HEAR" THE SEA THAT IS COMING FROM UKRAINE AND FROM LIBYA
T HE TOWER IS GLORIOUS SYMBOL AND YOU MAKE IT SEEMED LIKE THAT
FANTASTIC PHOTO MY DEAR
- Copyright: Isabela Andreia Sorescu (isabela_sor) (47748)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-02-21
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Exposure: f/4, 1/8 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: TE MEETING ISTANBUL 2010
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-27 0:45
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