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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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Siggiewi – Ghar Lapsi (Ref: pfm140176)

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Siggiewi – Ghar Lapsi (Ref: pfm140176)

Rough seas battering the rocky caves in Ghar Lapsi in Siggiewi. This is more of a hidden cove rather than the normal definition given to a beach. It is situated around one kilometre from the popular Blue Grotto and is nestled underneath a less dramatic drop of Dingli Cliffs. Ghar Lapsi is a natural rocky swimming pool with a cave to compliment the beautiful surroundings. It is particularly popular with snorkelers due to being a naturally protected spot and with divers as an underwater shallow cavern leads out to the open Mediterranean Sea. Apart from a few small areas of flat rock, there is...

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Birgu – Fort St.Angelo (Ref: pfm140175)

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Birgu – Fort St.Angelo (Ref: pfm140175)

A view of Fort St.Angelo and Birgu (Vittoriosa) from Senglea at night. Fort St. Angelo is the jewel in the crown of The Maltese Islands’ military heritage. According to legend, the fort stands on the site of a fortified Roman settlement. When the Knights arrived on the Island in 1530, the Fort became the seat of the Grand Master of the Order. It was to play a heroic role in the Great Siege of 1565, when, against all odds, it managed to repel a formidable Saracen armada. The epic resistance of the Knights during the three-month siege gave the Fort its legendary status. In the 19th century,...

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Filfla (Ref: pfm110174)

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Filfla (Ref: pfm110174)

  The wintry sun rays passing through the clouds over Filfla. Filfla is a small, barren, uninhabited islet 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) south of Malta, and is the most southerly point of the Maltese Archipelago. Filfoletta, a small rocky islet some 100 metres (328 feet) southwest of Filfla, has the southernmost point of Malta. The name is believed to come from filfel, the Arabic for a peppercorn. Filfla has an area of just 6 hectares (15 acres) and is a crumbling flat-topped limestone plateau surrounded by 60 metres (197 feet) high cliffs. Three species of sea birds breed on the islet: the...

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Valletta – St.Elmo’s Bridge (Ref: pfm120172)

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Valletta – St.Elmo’s Bridge (Ref: pfm120172)

  A glorious sunny wintry day at St.Elmo’s breakwater bridge in Valletta with a number of canoeing enthusiasts making the best of the lovely weather. The three cities may be seen in the background.   Location Map:   View Breakwater Bridge – Valletta in a larger...

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