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Ghajn Tuffieha Bay (Tat-Tarag) – (Ref: pfm130163)

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Ghajn Tuffieha Bay (Tat-Tarag) – (Ref: pfm130163)

This panoramic shot of Ghajn Tuffieha Bay and the derelict Riviera Martinique Hotel during a wintry afternoon gives a very different perspective of the beautiful golden and sandy bay which we enjoy during Summer time. Ghajn Tuffieha is generally translated to “The Apple’s Eye“, however (and I stand to go against general perception here) as a small kid I remember getting my hands on a very old book of fables which contained a short story of fairies living on the small island of Malta in a place where a magical apple tree grew right in the middle of a spring of water. In...

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Bingemma Chapel Of Our Lady Of Itria (Ref: pfm130159)

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Bingemma Chapel Of Our Lady Of Itria (Ref: pfm130159)

The Chapel of Our Lady of Itria is dedicated to Our Lady of Hodegitria (The Lady of the Way). It was built between 1671 and 1673 by Baron Stanislaw Xara few steps away from another chapel dedicated to the Blessed VIrgin Mary of Itria which was built in 1600 and that was later demolished when the present one was built. The emblem that appears on the facade (a coat of arms with three trees) is that of Baron Stansislaw Xara. The chapel consists of a church, a small sacristy built alongside the church and a small room over the sacristy. The church today is in the hands of the Missionary Society...

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Fomm Ir-Rih Bay (Ref: pfm130158)

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Fomm Ir-Rih Bay (Ref: pfm130158)

The deep reds and blue of a lovely Mediterranean sunset falling over Fomm Ir-Rih Bay, limits of Bahrija Malta. Fomm ir-Rih is one of the wildest and most secluded beaches in Malta Fomm Ir-Rih Bay lies near Bahrija and it is the most isolated and wildest beach on Malta but also one of the most beautiful ones. Fomm Ir-Rih is pebbly and is favourite among snorkelers, divers and to people who like secluded beaches. Fomm Ir-Rih Bay’s remote beach offers fantastic views of cliffs, valleys, deep blue Mediterranean Sea as well as peace and tranquillity and is well worth a visit. Fomm Ir-Rih Bay’s...

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Fort Bingemma L/O Mgarr Malta (Ref: pfm120156)

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Fort Bingemma L/O Mgarr Malta (Ref: pfm120156)

  The last rays of a summer evening sun falling over the once watchful Fort Bingemma limits of Mgarr Malta. Fort Bingemma is an irregularly-shaped (polygonal), single-storey fort, 750m above sea level. The fort was protected to the north by the cliff face and on the landward side by a vertical ditch which was narrow enough to protect it from distant fire. The fort was completed in 1878 and had 3 heavy guns with an arc of fire of 210 degrees and which covered the ridges to the nort-east and the sea approach on the north-west. The hidden entrance is built on a bridge that can be lifed with...

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Night View Of Hilton Portomaso Marina (Ref: pfm120146)

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Night View Of Hilton Portomaso Marina (Ref: pfm120146)

A night shot of the Hilton Portomaso marina.   Location Map:   View Hilton Portomaso Marina in a larger...

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Sunset over Ghajn Tuffieha (Ref: pfm120145)

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Sunset over Ghajn Tuffieha (Ref: pfm120145)

Sunset over Ghajn Tuffieha Tower and Radisson Golden Sands Hotel   Location Map:   View Ghajn Tuffieha Tower in a larger...

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