Monday, May 25, 2009

Maiden's Tower

Kiz Kulezi, Maiden's Tower, Istanbul
Kiz Kulezi (Maiden's Tower)
Istanbul, June 1991

8 comments:

cieldequimper said...

What is this impressive little tower island?

Tinsie said...

Awww I like this :-)

What is it?

Vogon Poet said...

A small island few meters off the coast of Üsküdar in Istanbul, I think it is now a restaurant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiz_Kulesi

Christopher Raun Leth said...

Great photo of the Maidens Tower. This place I actually know something about. There's a story about a maiden being placed there by her father the Sultan to protect against snakes, because an oracle had prophetised that a snake would kill her on her 18th birthday. In a fruit basket given her on her 18th birthday an asp lay hidden. It bit her and she died. Actually it was build in 408BC to control the Bosphorus and later enlarged and renovated.

m_m said...

Amazing! Great localization for a restaurant:) Wonderful shot!

cieldequimper said...

Thanks for the link! Now that I've seen the night shot, I think it needs a lick of paint...

Ayie said...

That little island is interesting but it looks like it can be swallowed by the waters on a storm rage.

Tinsie said...

Wow, a restaurant on an island - love it even more!