Malta – Center

Central area of Malta

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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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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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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Senglea – Il-Gardjola Gardens (Ref: pfm130179)

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Senglea – Il-Gardjola Gardens (Ref: pfm130179)

Il-Gardjola Gardens in Senglea with a view of Valletta in the background. The gardens were planned by Grandmaster De La Sengle in 1551 with a lovely guard tower built on the tip of the bastions. 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. The gardens have palm trees and provide a spot to relax under the shade while enjoying the view. The Gardjola was...

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Fiddien – Wayside Chapel (Ref: pfm130177)

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Fiddien – Wayside Chapel (Ref: pfm130177)

A lonely chapel at ‘Tas-Salib’, limits of Fiddien. The original small church dedicated to ‘The Nativity Of Our Lady’ was built in the area in 1550 which remained closed for many years. The present chapel was re-built on the same site in 1615 by Gregorio Xerri and his wife. These days prayer meetings are held in the chapel.   Source: http://allaboutmalta.blogspot.com/2011/01/wayside-chapels-6-nativity-of-our-lady.html       Location Map for Chapel in Fiddien: View Chapel of The Nativity Of Our Lady at Fiddien in a larger...

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