Wednesday 05 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike
Category: Wordless Wednesday
| Tags: bosphorus, istanbul, maidens tower, photography, POSTADAY, Travel, wordless wednesday
[…] one I posted about recently, the Maiden’s Tower, but did you know it also has a […]
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Oh, interesting…why the name?
I was curious about that so looked it up. Thanks to Wiki – “According to legend, an emperor had a much beloved daughter and one day, an oracle prophesied that she would be killed by a venomous snake on her 18th birthday. The emperor, in an effort to thwart his daughter’s early demise by placing her away from land so as to keep her away from any snakes, had the tower built in the middle of the Bosphorus to protect his daughter until her 18th birthday. The princess was placed in the tower, where she was frequently visited only by her father.
On the 18th birthday of the princess, the emperor brought her a basket of exotic sumptuous fruits as a birthday gift, delighted that he was able to prevent the prophecy. Upon reaching into the basket, however, an asp that had been hiding among the fruit bit the young princess and she died in her father’s arms. Hence the name Maiden’s Tower.”
Places here are often linked to quite unbelievable stories of old. Yes, this one is pretty cool eh?
Thanks, Andrew…I should done like you!
Some people wow at my knowledge… yeah right; middle name ‘Google’ seems appropriate for me 🙂
Try this Linda….
Thanks…what an amazingly romantic, but sad place.
Very cool. Where is this?
On the Asian side of Istanbul, east of Kadıköy.
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