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Ghajn Tuffieha and Gnejna Sea Inlets (Ref: pfm110043)

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Ghajn Tuffieha and Gnejna Sea Inlets (Ref: pfm110043)

  A fantastic panorama view of the two sea inlets at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay (tat-tarag) and Gnejna and the clay hills that separate them. 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 Maltese the “The Apple’s Spring” is also translated to...

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Portomaso by Night – (Ref: pfm140190)

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Portomaso by Night  – (Ref: pfm140190)

A night shot panorama of the prominent Portomaso Business Tower and surrounding buildings in St.Julians, Malta. Located in the heart of St Julian’s, the state-of-the-art Portomaso Business Tower has become on of the country’s most iconic modern landmarks. At 98 metres tall, it was built to the highest specifications to offer a top-quality business environment. Opened in 2001, it is spread over 23 floors and offers excellent facilities including a 24-hour reception desk and underground parking. Portomaso is today considered to be the Island’s most exclusive residential, leisure and...

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Mdina by Night – (Ref: pfm140188)

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Mdina by Night – (Ref: pfm140188)

A long exposure panoramic shot of the Silent City of Mdina by night as taken from the bottom of Mtarfa hill. The history of Mdina traces back more than 4000 years. According to tradition it was here that in 60 A.D. that the Apostle St. Paul is said to have lived after being shipwrecked on the Islands. Furthermore it is said that St. Paul resided inside the grotto know as Fuori le Mura (outside the city walls) now known as St. Paul’s Grotto in Rabat. Lamp lit by night and referred to as “the silent city”, Mdina is fascinating to visit for its timeless atmosphere as well as...

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Filfla (Ref: pfm140181)

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

Filfla (Ref: pfm140181)

  A view of Filfla from Ghar Lapsi. Filfla is a tiny, barren, uninhabited island. Better to say islet. It is a most southerly part of the Maltese islands, approximately 5 kilometers down from Dingli. Next to Filfla there is even a smaller islet, Filfoletta. It is quite interesting, but its name comes from the word “filfel”, which means “peppercorn” in Arabic. Thousands of year ago it was attached to the main island, then the Magħlaq geomorphological fault formed the islet and the nearby rocks. The only structure on the island was a small chapel built in a cave by local...

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The Maltese ‘Ghorfa’ – (Ref: pfm140182)

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The Maltese ‘Ghorfa’ – (Ref: pfm140182)

The Maltese ‘Ghorfa’ – a small humble building in the fields on the wayside between Qrendi and Siggiewi. More details on the Ghorfa can be found on the following link: “One of the functions of an  għorfa was to provide shelter where farmers could escape from the harsh summer sun and shelter from the winter rains while working on their land. Agricultural tools, produce and animals could also be kept in the għorfa.”   Location...

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Wardija – St.Simon Chapel (Ref: pfm140180)

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Wardija – St.Simon Chapel (Ref: pfm140180)

A chapel in the middle of nowhere. St. Simon Chapel in Wardija was built by Grandmaster Perellos, it was deconsecrated in 1616. After being rebuilt, the new chapel was blessed by Canon Dun Felic Cutajar on 22 April 1868. This small but beautiful neo-gothic chapel stands beside Qannotta castle and dominates the valley. Sadly it is deteriorating rapidly and the grounds are overgrown with huge weeds. It is said that its titular which was painted by Silvio Micallef, represented St Simon holding a large Saw. No one seems to know where this painting ended up. Source:...

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