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Filfla (Ref: pfm110174)

Posted in All Images, Malta, Malta - South, Portfolio, Sea, Sky, Sun, Wide Format, Wider Format

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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Gozo – Wied Il-Ghasri (Ref: pfm120173)

Posted in All Images, Gozo, Portfolio, Sea, Wide Format

Gozo – Wied Il-Ghasri (Ref: pfm120173)

  A panoramic shot of the unique Ghasri Valley in Gozo – another of those elusive beautiful spots which are rather difficult to find.   Wied il-Ghasri (reached through Ghasri and Marsalforn) is a fjord-looking tiny beach wedged between high cliffs and can be reached ideally by boat. The fantastic cove and airlock are the main attractions at this dive site. Source: http://www.islandofgozo.org/place?id=88&item=wied-il-ghasri-bay   Location Map for Wied Il-Ghasri:   View Wied Il-Ghasri in a larger...

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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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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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