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My Beautiful City by Canankk My Beautiful City by Canankk
Maiden's Tower - Istanbul
There are many legends about the construction of the tower and its location. According to the most popular Turkish legend, a sultan 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 sultan, 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 sultan 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, just as the oracle had predicted. Hence the name Maiden's Tower.

From Wikipedia

If you look large size of my photo, you can see a couple getting married (next to the door of Maiden's Tower), just the opposite of that sad story :)

Dedicated to my dear friend Maddy :iconsaperlipop: :heart:
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astrangeallure Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent night shot...beautiful symmetry! And the bride and groom...cool! :heart:
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Canankk Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
I am glad that you like it, thank you very much :iconredheart-plz:
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014   Photographer
Nice pic and a tremendous story :hug:
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Canankk Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Thank you very much Riki :aww: Heart Emote by Gasara
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Rikitza Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014   Photographer
my pleasure, Janan
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mitoXD Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014   General Artist
That's a very nice Istanbul remembrance to me!  <3
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Canankk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Have you ever been here? :)
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mitoXD Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014   General Artist
Yes, I visited Istanbul twice long ago: with my class, and to see my then-gf (who was from Istanbul). So I remember the skyline.  ^^

Despite, at least for tourists (like me) the bustling metropole is really a magic place, such a melting pot of cultures and traditions and hence must be very inspirational for artists like you~  On the other side, I imagine it to be quite challenging for the citizen's daily life. Istanbul is like a moody diva.  ; )

However, I still feel romantic for it; no, melancholic fits better ...
Just like in Livaneli's song İstanbul'u dinliyorum, gözleri kapalı ...  Or when reading Orhan Pamuk's The Black Book.
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mitoXD Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014   General Artist
> ... and hence must be very inspirational for artists like you~

ah, of course I meant for any writing, painting, photoshooting ... artist!!
In short, I just love this place of history, and I want to visit it several times more~
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Shades-Of-Lethe Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful and magical!! Wonderful shot! :heart:
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Canankk Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Thank you soooo much :tighthug: :heart:
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retransmission Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the very interesting and useful story about this mysterious place Canan. I think your city is full of similar fantastic things!
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Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
They had found th walls of a city which belongs 9 Century BC. How many different cultures had pasted here, can you imagine? I think culture makes a place valuable
I thank you so much Dmitry. :icongreenflowerplz: :heart: :icongreenflowerplz:
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So wonderful ! :clap:
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Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Thank you very much :love: :iconkokorox:
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WhiteBook Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Beautiful indeed :heart:
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Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Thank you very much :love: :iconkokorox:
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philippeL Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sad story... And your city is so beautiful, Canan, you seem to live it so much :)
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Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
It is really a dreamy city. I hope one day you come here :huggle:
Thank you very much my dear Phil :heart: :iconhappykitty-plz:
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philippeL Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dream to come there, honey :iconbeauroseplz: I'd love to walk all the city waterfronts with you ;)
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Bojan1558 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful ! :love:
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Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
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HMissXX Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
:icondaydreamplz::nod::heart:
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Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
:giggle: :tighthug:
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning your city is one of the most beautiful cities I've every seen..

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Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Thank you very much Lois:love: :iconkokorox:
I agree! Istanbul is one of the most beautiful, surprising cities.
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :heart:
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fate is inexorable...
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Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
:nod: :heart:
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Amazing shot and history!
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Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I am glad that you think so :iconpurpleflowerplz: 
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful shot - thanks for sharing the legend too!!! :hug:
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Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
I thank you dearest Mel :huggle: :blowkiss:
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Beautiful!! :love:
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Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I am glad that you think so dear Maria :iconpurpleflowerplz: 
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
:love:
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LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful city indeed :love: gorgeous capture my dear Canan, and so romantic the wedding...:heart: 
thank you for the information, sad story...
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Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
My pleasure and I Thank you very much Leyla :heart: :iconhappykitty-plz:
I am looking forward to see you in Istanbul. It makes me feel :excited: 
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LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I am so excited dear Canan, once I stared back to work, I am counting down :woohoo:
and if we can not ride bike oh well we will cheers under the stars in beautiful Istanbul :iconwineplz: 
can't wait....:woohoo: :heart: 
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ciscobuddy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
That is beautiful.
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Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I am glad that you think so :iconpurpleflowerplz: 
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Most snakes can swim :(
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Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
:rofl: Do you mean the story is too much dramatic? :lol:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
:lol: No, what I mean is a false sense of security for the builder :lol:

Very nice shot by the way, Canan :clap:
I love the couple to the right getting married...another false sense of security :lol:
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Beautiful night photo of a famous place , and a interesting story also ! ;)
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Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Legend are generally very interesting stories. I love them!
Thank you very much my dear Renard :heart: :iconhappykitty-plz:
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JACAC Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
w e l l . d o n e . =)
a n d . f o r . s u r e . a . b e a u t i f u l . c i t y . :hug:
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Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
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JACAC Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
w h a t . a . g r e a t . "thank you" :hug:
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
oh wow beautiful lovely Canan...:heart: very sad story   .... :heart:
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