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...Maiden's Tower...Istanbul by erhansasmaz ...Maiden's Tower...Istanbul by erhansasmaz
...Maiden's Tower...Istanbul

Maiden's Tower was first built by the ancient Athenian general Alcibiades in 408 BC to control the movements of the Persian ships in the Bosphorus.[2] Back then the tower was located between the ancient cities of Byzantion and Chrysopolis. The tower was later enlarged and rebuilt as a fortress by the Byzantine emperor Alexius Comnenus in 1110 AD, and was restored and slightly modified several times by the Ottoman Turks, most significantly in 1509 and 1763.[3] The most recent facelift was made in 1998.[4] Steel supports were added around the ancient tower as a precaution after the 17 August 1999 earthquake.
Used as a lighthouse for centuries, the interior of the tower has been transformed into a popular café and restaurant, with an excellent view of the former Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman capital.[5] Private boats make trips to the tower several times a day.

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FunNavigator Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
good work
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Urceola Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks for this history. Superb photograph, too.
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erhansasmaz Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
thanks a lot :)
i'm glad to you like it...
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Navvyblue Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Güzelliğin ve büyün hiç bir zaman bozulmayacak...
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erhansasmaz Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
İstanbul'un peri masalı :)
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Navvyblue Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Her zaman öyle kalacak...
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aprmason Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Erhan,

Excellent photo of this iconic building.

Toni.
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erhansasmaz Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Toni thank you very much!
best regards!
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aprmason Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
You are welcome.
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