If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul. ~Alphonse de Lamartine
The Maiden’s Tower
The Maiden’s Tower (Turkish: Kız Kulesi), also known as Leander’s Tower (Tower of Leandros) since the medieval Byzantine period, is a tower lying on a small islet located at the southern entrance of the Bosphorus strait 200 m (220 yd) from the coast of Üsküdar in Istanbul, Turkey.
Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque (the Historic Peninsula) are in the background.