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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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Filfla (Ref: pfm140181)

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Filfla (Ref: pfm140181)

  A view of Filfla from Ghar Lapsi. Filfla is a tiny, barren, uninhabited island. Better to say islet. It is a most southerly part of the Maltese islands, approximately 5 kilometers down from Dingli. Next to Filfla there is even a smaller islet, Filfoletta. It is quite interesting, but its name comes from the word “filfel”, which means “peppercorn” in Arabic. Thousands of year ago it was attached to the main island, then the Magħlaq geomorphological fault formed the islet and the nearby rocks. The only structure on the island was a small chapel built in a cave by local...

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The Maltese ‘Ghorfa’ – (Ref: pfm140182)

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The Maltese ‘Ghorfa’ – (Ref: pfm140182)

The Maltese ‘Ghorfa’ – a small humble building in the fields on the wayside between Qrendi and Siggiewi. More details on the Ghorfa can be found on the following link: “One of the functions of an  għorfa was to provide shelter where farmers could escape from the harsh summer sun and shelter from the winter rains while working on their land. Agricultural tools, produce and animals could also be kept in the għorfa.”   Location...

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