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St.Matthew Chapel – Tal-Maqluba Qrendi (Ref: pfm150152)

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St.Matthew Chapel – Tal-Maqluba Qrendi (Ref: pfm150152)

  Tal-Maqluba is an unique location in Qrendi hosting a sinkhole created in the 13th Century. At the entrance of the path leading to the sinkhole stands this quaint chapel dedicated to St.Matthew.   On the 23rd November 1343, Malta experienced one of its most severe winter storms ever, possibly accompanied by an earthquake. It was at this time that il-Maqluba was formed. This is a natural depression formed by the collapse of the underlying limestone strata, known as a doline in geological language. It is now a sinkhole, collecting rainwater from a three-mile radius and helping to...

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Portomaso by Night – (Ref: pfm140190)

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Portomaso by Night  – (Ref: pfm140190)

A night shot panorama of the prominent Portomaso Business Tower and surrounding buildings in St.Julians, Malta. Located in the heart of St Julian’s, the state-of-the-art Portomaso Business Tower has become on of the country’s most iconic modern landmarks. At 98 metres tall, it was built to the highest specifications to offer a top-quality business environment. Opened in 2001, it is spread over 23 floors and offers excellent facilities including a 24-hour reception desk and underground parking. Portomaso is today considered to be the Island’s most exclusive residential, leisure and...

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Fort Madalena – (Ref: pfm140189)

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Fort Madalena – (Ref: pfm140189)

A panoramic view from the highest point of Fort Madalena in Madliena. Fort Madalena is a fortress built during the Reign of Queen Victoria and forms part of massive defence lines. The fort was built in two phases, the first was the pentagonal shaped fort built as part of the Victoria Lines defences [1878-1880], and the second was the addition of a 9.2 inch coastal defence battery. The 9.2 inch battery was added to the seaward side of the Fort. Fort Madalena was later occupied by the Royal Air Force and used as a communications post. The buildings added on top of the original Fort structure...

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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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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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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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