Sea

Posts in this category include images of the sea, beaches etc.

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

Posted in All Images, Building, Malta, Malta - North, Portfolio, Sea, Wide Format

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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Birgu and Isla from Valletta (Ref: pfm130162)

Posted in All Images, Malta, Malta - Center, Portfolio, Sea, Wide Format

Birgu and Isla from Valletta (Ref: pfm130162)

A view of two of the three cities (Birgu and Isla) from Valletta.   Location Map for Birgu and Isla: View Birgu and Isla in a larger...

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Balluta Bay – St.Julians (Ref: pfm130160)

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Balluta Bay – St.Julians (Ref: pfm130160)

  A wide panoramic image of the popular Balluta Bay in St.Julian’s with the Neo-Gothic Church and Balluta Buildings towards the right of the image and contrasting recently built structures on the left.   Balluta Bay Balluta Bay is a bay on the northeast coast of Malta within St. Julian’s. It is a popular recreation spot used for swimming, diving, and water sports, with a triangular pjazza surrounded by cafés and shaded by Judas trees. Its skyline is dominated by the neo-gothic Carmelite Parish Church and the stunning art nouveau Balluta Buildings, which are apartment...

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Fomm Ir-Rih Bay (Ref: pfm130158)

Posted in Malta, Malta - North, Sea, Sky, Sun, Wide Format

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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Fungus Rock in Dwejra – Gozo (Ref: pfm120157)

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

Fungus Rock in Dwejra – Gozo (Ref: pfm120157)

A panoramic image of the Fungus Rock (locally known as “Il-Gebla Tal-General” – “The General’s Rock”) in Dwejra Gozo, just opposite the popular Azure Window. A fungus, Fungus Gaulitanus, which grows on the rock had medicinal qualities and this fungus was used by the Knights of St. John. They valued the fungus so much that they guarded the island. A penalty of death was imposed on any one trying to steal the fungus. Because the cliffs of the island are shear and high, the knights erected a man carrying hoist system between the island and the land, to...

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Sunset in Xlendi – Gozo (Ref: pfm120153)

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

Sunset in Xlendi – Gozo (Ref: pfm120153)

  A lovely panoramic shot of the sun setting over Xlendi on an calm summer evening. Ix-Xlendi is a village in Malta situated in the south west of the island of Gozo. The name is probably derived from the word “xelandion”, a type of Byzantine vessel which may have anchored in the port. It is surrounded by the villages of Munxar, Fontana and Kerċem. Xlendi falls under Munxar for administrative purposes,though it does have its own coat of arms and motto. This village has a great topography with quite steep cliffs on the side and a valley on the back which takes rain water from...

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