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Famous Maiden Tower (Kiz Kulesi) in Istanbul, Turkey.

In the most famous legend, a sultan had received a prophecy that his daughter would be killed by a snake bite on her 18th birthday. So he tried to trick fate by placing her off shore, in the Maiden’s Tower. As dusk approached and the terrible prophecy remained unfulfilled, the sultan ferried across to celebrate, with a basket of fruit.

But alas! A venomous snake had smuggled itself into the basket. The princess was bit, and died in her tearful father’s arms.

Historical accounts mention the Kiz Kulesi as a toll station used by the Greeks as far back as the 5th century BC. The Byzantines used it to chain off the Bosphorus, and thus extract a levy on ships entering and leaving the Black Sea. And the Ottomans used it as a watchtower.

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Oils, cotton canvas, brush

Maiden Tower on a Foggy afternoon (2014)

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