Malta

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Valletta – Capital City By Night (Ref: pfm130171)

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Valletta – Capital City By Night (Ref: pfm130171)

  A long exposure panoramic shot of the City of Valletta at night from Tigne Point – the European Capital of Culture 2018.   Valletta, Malta’s capital and a World Heritage site, is nothing short of an open-air museum. It is a living experience of Baroque architecture, a monument donated by the Knights of St John nearly five centuries ago. Throughout the years, Valletta has welcomed emperors, heads of state, artists and poets and is now the permanent seat of the Maltese government. Dotted with quaint cafés and wine bars, the city is today one of Malta’s main tourist...

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Madliena Tower – (Ref: pfm130170)

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Madliena Tower  – (Ref: pfm130170)

  The sun setting behind Madliena Tower limits of Pembroke.   From the Knight’s era to the British military era. The Madliena Tower is one of several commissioned by Grand Master De Redin in 1658 to safeguard the Maltese coast. This particular tower was one of a line of coastal towers, each built within sight of its adjacent towers so as to facilitate and speed-up communication. Apart from serving as watchtowers, the coastal towers also acted as signal posts: an efficient early-warning system which enabled the town garrisns to be notified speedily if an enemy attack was...

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Popeye Village – (Ref: pfm130169)

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Popeye Village – (Ref: pfm130169)

  Stunning and contrasting colors of the waters and the painted wooden huts of Popeye Village in Mellieha. Popeye Village, also known as Sweethaven Village, is a group of rustic and ramshackle wooden buildings located at Anchor Bay in the north-west corner of the Mediterranean island of Malta, two miles from the village of Mellieħa. It was built as a film set for the production of the 1980 live-action musical feature film Popeye, produced by Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Productions and starring Robin Williams. Today it is open to the public as an open-air museum and family...

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Tigne Point – (Ref: pfm130167)

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Tigne Point – (Ref: pfm130167)

  This shot features Tigne Point from Valletta side, showing Tigne apartments, ‘The Chop House’ and ‘La Cucina Del Sol’ restaurants as well as part of Tigne Fort.     Location Map for Tigne Point:   View Tigne Point Restaurants in a larger...

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Sunset from Cafe Del Mar – (Ref: pfm130166)

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Sunset from Cafe Del Mar – (Ref: pfm130166)

A lovely panoramic view of the sun setting over St.Paul’s Islands as seen from Café del Mar, forming part of the Malta National Aquarium complex. An extract from the Café’s online page says “Designed by one of Malta’s foremost designers, Mark Pace, Café del Mar sits magnificently at the water’s edge. The design is all about the sea and Mediterranean sunsets. The infinity pool reaches out into the clear blue waters. The seating area and pool deck have unobstructed panoramic views of the sea. The design is simple, predominantly white to fully compliment the natural...

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Mosta – Festa Santa Maria – (Ref: pfm130165)

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Mosta – Festa Santa Maria – (Ref: pfm130165)

This time of year it is only appropriate to post a panoramic image celebrating the feast of St.Mary. A number of towns in Malta and Gozo celebrate this feast (7 I believe) but this photo hails from the town of Mosta.   The parish church of Mosta (known as the Rotunda of St Marija Assunta) can be seen in the foreground centre and is the third largest unsupported dome in the World. The Rotunda, designed by George Grognet de Vasse, a French citizen resident in Mosta, took 27 years to complete.   On April 9, 1942, during an afternoon air-raid, a 200 kg Luftwaffe bomb pierced the dome...

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