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Mdina by Night – (Ref: pfm140188)

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Mdina by Night – (Ref: pfm140188)

A long exposure panoramic shot of the Silent City of Mdina by night as taken from the bottom of Mtarfa hill. The history of Mdina traces back more than 4000 years. According to tradition it was here that in 60 A.D. that the Apostle St. Paul is said to have lived after being shipwrecked on the Islands. Furthermore it is said that St. Paul resided inside the grotto know as Fuori le Mura (outside the city walls) now known as St. Paul’s Grotto in Rabat. Lamp lit by night and referred to as “the silent city”, Mdina is fascinating to visit for its timeless atmosphere as well as...

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Chinese Garden of Serenity – (Ref: pfm140187)

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Chinese Garden of Serenity – (Ref: pfm140187)

A long exposure panoramic image of the magical Chinese Garden of Serenity in Santa Lucia. The Chinese Garden of Serenity is located in Santa Lucija, and was inaugurated on July 7, 1997. Its layout presents various philosophical ideas traditionally symbolised in Chinese gardens and invariably offers a unique spiritual connection with nature. Chinese gardens are landscaped to represent a complete world of balance, and are intended to encourage people to roam freely with their inner thoughts, offering spontaneity and surprise rather than symmetry. Rocks and water are the two important elements,...

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Sliema Promenade – (Ref: pfm140185)

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Sliema Promenade – (Ref: pfm140185)

The last rays of a Summer day in Malta peeking behind Portomaso Tower as seen from Sliema. Below one can also see Independence Gardens and the promenade which runs for 3kms.   Location Map for Sliema Promenade: View Independence Garden in a larger...

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Isla – Il-Gardjola (Ref: pfm140184)

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Isla – Il-Gardjola (Ref: pfm140184)

Il-Gardjola in Isla (Senglea) with a view of Valletta in the background. The guard tower, ‘Il-gardjola’, has various symbols sculpted on in such as an eye, an ear and the crane bird, representing guardianship and observance protecting the Maltese shores. The eye on the tower is a popular icon representing Malta, featured in many brochures about the Island. This particular one is situated in the ‘Gardjola Gardens’ in Senglea, originally planned by Grandmaster De La Sengle in 1551. A lovely view of Valletta by night can be enjoyed in the background. The Gardjola was built by...

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Popeye Village – (Ref: pfm140183)

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Popeye Village – (Ref: pfm140183)

  The setting sun peeking through the clouds behind the sleepy wooden huts of Popeye Village in Mellieha. Popeye Village, also known as Sweethaven Village, is a group of rustic and ramshackle wooden buildings located at Anchor Bay in the north-west corner of the Mediterranean island of Malta, two miles from the village of Mellieħa. It was built as a film set for the production of the 1980 live-action musical feature film Popeye, produced by Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Productions and starring Robin Williams. Today it is open to the public as an open-air museum and family...

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