Malta – Center

Central area of Malta

Pembroke – Australia Hall (Ref: pfm120140)

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Pembroke – Australia Hall (Ref: pfm120140)

In 1915, the Australian Branch of the British Red Cross collected funds for the building of Australia Hall at Pembroke, a recreation centre/theatre and annexes, to stand as a monument to the wounded ANZAC troops that were nursed in Malta. This large hall could cater for some 2000 men, in which stage productions, bingo, dances and other forms of entertainment were held. A library and reading room were later included and it was the building where the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute (NAAFI), was first established in 1921. About this time, a projection room was added for the hall to double as...

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Mdina – Cathedral Square (Ref: pfm120138)

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Mdina – Cathedral Square (Ref: pfm120138)

The sloping square in front of Mdina’s cathedral displaying the beautifully maintained old houses including a gothic house towards the centre right of the photo. Location Map: View Mdina Square in a larger...

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Valletta – Sunrise At The Water’s Edge (Ref: pfm120136)

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Valletta – Sunrise At The Water’s Edge (Ref: pfm120136)

Early morning sunrise at the base of Valletta’s bastions close to the water’s edge. At the distance one can notice the breakwater in Valletta and the three cities. Location Map: View Breakwater Bridge – Valletta in a larger...

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Valletta – Sunrise at Breakwater Bridge (Ref: pfm120135)

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Valletta – Sunrise at Breakwater Bridge (Ref: pfm120135)

  First signs on sunrise on the horizon behind St.Elmo Breakwater Bridge in Valletta. Construction works of the original Breakwater in the Grand Harbour started in 1903.  It was built by the English firm of S. PEARSON & SON. The bridge, connecting Fort St Elmo with the breakwater, was completed in 1906.  It was destroyed in 1941 in an attack by the Italian navy. The original pillars are still standing and are scheduled. It was officially opened in 1910.     Location Map:   View Breakwater Bridge – Valletta in a larger...

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Valletta – Dawn at Breakwater Bridge (Ref: pfm120134)

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Valletta – Dawn at Breakwater Bridge (Ref: pfm120134)

  A fishing boat returning back at dawn after an early fishing trip, passing underneath the breakwater bridge in Valletta. The three cities may be seen in the background. Location Map: View Breakwater Bridge – Valletta in a larger...

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Valletta – Dawn at Breakwater Bridge (Ref: pfm120133)

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Valletta – Dawn at Breakwater Bridge (Ref: pfm120133)

  The first rays of dawn appearing behind the breakwater bridge in Valletta, with part of Fort St.Elmo showing towards the right of the photo. The foundation stone of the breakwater in the Grand Harbour was laid by King Edward VII on the 20th April 1903 when Malta was under the British rule. Traditionally, in earlier times, the wide entrance to Grand Harbour was protected by a heavy chain which ran across the mouth of the harbour from Fort Saint Elmo to Fort Ricasoli, and which served to keep enemy ships out of harbour. However, by the turn of the twentieth century, better protection was...

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