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...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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:iconerhansasmaz:
erhansasmaz Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Toni thank you very much!
best regards!
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:iconaprmason:
aprmason Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
You are welcome.
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:iconkokinomala:
kokinomala Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
beautiful:)
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:iconerhansasmaz:
erhansasmaz Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
thank you very much!
,have a nice weekend!
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:iconkokinomala:
kokinomala Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
you are welcome:hug:
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:iconcoruskating:
coruskating Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Sweet scent of history abides,
With sites and water on all sides...
By single question mind is laden:
Is that fine place to meet a maiden? :)
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:iconerhansasmaz:
erhansasmaz Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
:)
there is a restaurant at the tower ( which is one of the most expensive of the city) and there you can meet a lady at the tower :)
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:iconcoruskating:
coruskating Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Sounds yummy. Never been to Turkey. How expensive is expensive for a sensible 3 course dinner with a glass of regular wine?
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:iconerhansasmaz:
erhansasmaz Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
approximately 200euro per person...
for example you can pay a glass of champagne 1000 euro at the tower
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:iconcoruskating:
coruskating Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Sounds like I have to win a lottery to drink there... Do they have Pope's holly pee in the champagne to charge that much?! :)
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:iconerhansasmaz:
erhansasmaz Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
:) i don't think so :P but it is ridiculously expensive
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janvandyk Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
beautiful szene
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:iconerhansasmaz:
erhansasmaz Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
thanks a lot :)
i'm glad to you like it....
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21711 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
this is :thumbsup:
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:iconerhansasmaz:
erhansasmaz Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
thanks a lot :)
i'm glad to you like it....
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marrciano Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fine!!
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:iconerhansasmaz:
erhansasmaz Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
thanks a lot :)
i'm glad to you like it....
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DenChetto Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice light.
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erhansasmaz Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
thanks a lot :)
i'm glad to you like it....
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