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My name is Joseph. I was born in Senglea, Malta mid 1940. I had the first camera when I was 12 years old and it was a box hi...hi. I found out that this is a great hobby especially now that I have all the time in the world to go around and shoot these beautiful landscapes we have. When I look to all these beautiful places on Blogger I realize what a wonderful country we live in.  






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Bidnija Fields

 

 Victoria Gate at Valletta


Senglea Bastions on the 50th Anniversary of Independence celebrations.



Senglea Bastions on the 50th Anniversary of Independence celebrations.

Senglea at sunset

 Senglea by night


Marsamxetto Harbour at sunset


Marsaskala at sunset


St. Thomas Tower at Marsaskala


Tigne Sliema



Imdina Nature Museum


Imdina Nature Museum 


The 50th Anniversary Independance Celebration at Valletta Port


Marsa Power Station at a distance


Grand Harbour Bridge at Valletta


Hompesch Gate Zabbar


Il-Fortizza at Sliema


Imdina Gate Bridge


Valletta Port Control


Valletta Break Water


 Upper Barrakka at Valletta


View from Mdina



View from Tal-Gurdan Lighthouse in Gozo


Senglea Bastions


Senglea Bastions


Tunnel at the Macina in Senglea


Macina in Senglea 


Valletta Quay


St. Angelo


Delimara Point 


 Fireworks on the 50th Anniversary of Independence Day


Tal-Gurdan Lighthouse at Gozo 


Tal-Gurdan Lighthouse at Gozo 
 

Boats at Senglea


Cospicua Parish Church 2


Cospicua No 1 Dock 5


Cospicua No 1 Dock 6


Cospicua No 1 Dock 7



Chain ring at the Macina in Senglea. This was the end of a chain which was used by the Knights of St. John to close access to the enemy boats to Cospicua


Vittoriosa Marina


Xropp l-Ghagin War Shelter Limits of Marsaxlokk


Xropp l-Ghagin limits of Marsaxlokk


Xropp l-Ghagin limits of Marsaxlokk



Fort St. Angelo
Fort St. Angelo at il-Birgu (Vittoriosa) one of the three cities at Valletta harbour, was used by the Knights of St. John and by the British Navy


The Macina at Senglea
 Il-Maċina (crane) was built by the knights and a sort of crane was constructed on top to remove the masts from the Order's ships which had their own stores at il-Birgu (Vittoriosa) at the opposite side.



Xropp l-Ghagin limits of Marsaxlokk


Anti ww2 three burner stove, worked on kerosene.


Tal Merzuq. Marsalforn in Gozo


Mgarr Gozo Breakwater


Marsalforn Gozo


The Yellow Qolla dominating at Marsalforn in Gozo Island


Comino as seen from Hondoq in Gozo


Comino as seen from Hondoq in Gozo


St. Lucian Tower Marsaxlokk


Birzebbuga


Marsaskala


Senglea at a distance


Senglea


Marsaskala 


Marsaskala


Qortin limits of Nadur in Gozo 


Bugibba


Malta Free Port - Kalafrana



Smart City Malta


St. Paul's Islands Bugibba


Supper full Moon 12th Jul 14


Supper full Moon 12th Jul 14


Xghajra limits of Zabbar


Mellieha Bay


San Blas in Gozo Limits of Nadur


San Blas in Gozo Limits of Nadur


Qortin limits of Nadur in Gozo


The Synchronized Fountain at Smart City in Malta


Dahlet Qorrot - Gozo

 
Buskett Garden limits of Rabat
It was the 16th Century that Buskett Gardens started off by Grand Master La Valette as a hunting area. Buskett means a small forest and its layout remained the same until today. Verdala palace is a  dominating tower on the north side of the gardens. A lot of trees around the palace were planted by the British  Governor Sir Arthur Borton (1879 – 1884)



San Blas limits of Nadur in Gozo


Verdala Palace at Rabat 
 The Verdala Palace is the official summer residence of the President of Malta. It was built in 1586 by Grandmaster Hughues Loubenx de Verdalleon. It was a hunting lodge owned previously by Grandmaster Jean de la Valette-Parisot. The surrounding place is called Busketto. The palace was occupied over the years by Grandmaster Jean de Lascaris-Castellar and Grandmaster Manoel de Vilhena. It was also used by Napoleon as a military prison .


Buskett Garden limits of Rabat
It was the 16th Century that Buskett Gardens started off by Grand Master La Valette as a hunting area. Buskett means a small forest and its layout remained the same until today. Verdala palace is a  dominating tower on the north side of the gardens. A lot of trees around the palace were planted by the British  Governor Sir Arthur Borton (1879 – 1884)


Smart City spectacular fountain


Smart City spectacular fountain 


Old Army Vihicle


Smart City at Xghajra - Zabbar


Xghajra Zabbar


Army Motorcycle


Army Motorcycle



The Victory Kitchen
 In 1943 more than 175,000 people were served with hot free meals from these outlets. War brought famine




Inside a Maltese Dghajsa (Boat)



Mellieha heights (l-ahrax)


St. Paul's Islets


St. Julians


The Aquarium at Qawra


Portomaso Tower at Sunset




Portomaso at a distance St. Julians


Moonshot at Marsaskala


Portomaso Marina - St. Julians


St. Julians


Sliema at a distance


St. Julians


Dragunara St. Julians


Queens Square Valletta 


 Saint Rapheal Lake is just outside Kercem on the South-West of the island of Gozo.  It is about  148  metres above sea level


Tal - Gordan Lighthouse Gozo


Portomaso Marina St. Julians


Portomaso Marina - St. Julians


 Portomaso Marina - St. Julians


Marsaskala at twilight


Portomaso Paceville


At the Bus Terminus in Victoria Gozo


St. Thomas Tower at Marsaskala


Moon shot from Marsaskala


 Moon shot from Marsaskala


Xlendi Village Gozo


Qammieh at Mellieha


St. Georges Square Valletta






Republic Street Valletta


Ghajnsielem Parish Church Gozo


Red Tower Mellieha


Sunset at Floriana


 Mtarfa  at the top


Central Bank of Malta


Kercem in Gozo


Mosta Dome at a distance


Cirkewwa


San Lawrenz Village in Gozo


7th June Monument

Sette Giugno as the Maltese know it is a Maltese national holiday celebrated annually on 7 June. It commemorates an event which took place on the day in 1919 . A series  of riots occurred  by the Maltese population. The British troops fired into the crowd, killing four.
 

An Alley at Victoria in Gozo


Azzur Window from a distance in Gozo


A small lake at Kercem in Gozo
 Saint Rapheal Lake is just outside Kercem on the South-West of the island of Gozo.  It is about 148  metres above sea level.


 A small lake at Kercem in Gozo
 Saint Rapheal Lake is just outside Kercem on the South-West of the island of Gozo.  It is about 148 metres above sea level.




Cirkewwa


No it's not mine. What a beauty


Limits of Siggiewi


Dockyard Tunnel at Senglea


Senglea 


St. Angelo - Vittoriosa


Vittoriosa


Icon on a house at Zebbug Malta


Marsamxetto Harbour


An Alley at Zebbug  Malta


Cospicua Parish Church


Cospicua War Memorial


The Macina Senglea


Port De Bomb


Dockyard Terrace Senglea


Yacht Amazon at Manoel Island


An Alley at Zebbug Malta



Pieta Fountain


Entrance Bridge to Valletta



Floriana Lookout


Marsamxetto Harbour


Senglea


Zebbug Alley


Floriana Lookout


Narrow Streets at Imdina 


Zebbug Malta


Zebbug Malta


Zebbug Malta


Abandoned Balcony in Zebbug


Entering the Old City of Imdina


Imdina Narrow Street


Zebbug Parish Church


Siggiewi Alley


Sports Club in Valletta


Narrow Streets in Valletta


Inside the Cathedral Imdina


Valletta Narrow Streets


Typical House in Imdina, the Old City


Oh what a beauty at the Cathedral in Imdina


Coat of Arms Castille Valletta


Police Station at Valletta


St. Anton Gardens Balzan


Door Bell at Siggiewi


Balzan Village House


St. James Counterguard Valletta


WW2 Bunker Golden Bay


View from il-Lippija limits of Mgarr Malta


Narrow streets at Valletta


The President Palace - Balzan


Valletta Narrow Streets


Sliema from Marsamxetto


Sliema and St. Julians as seen from Valletta


St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral Steeple at Valletta


St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral Steeple at Valletta


A carpet of 80,000 flowers at the Green Festival in Valletta


Typical village house at Balzan


At the President Pace in Balzan


Flowers at San Anton Gardens


Peacock at the President Palace in Balzan


Private Chapel at the President Palace - Balzan


Tortoises at the President Palace - Balzan


St. Michael Bastions Senglea


St. James Counterguard Valletta


Swans at the President Palace in Balzan


Sea Passenger Terminal


Magnificent Senglea


Swans at the President Palace Balzan


Comparison at the President Palace in Balzan


St. Lucian Tower Bridge


Fishing Boat at Marsaxlokk


Port Side Lantern at the Breakwater


View from Mgarr - Malta


St. Lucian Tower in Marsaxlokk


Tal - Lippija Tower at Gnejna


Golden Bay at Mellieha


Lascaris War Rooms


Delimara Point


Barrakka Lift at Valletta


Delimara Point


Wild Flowers at limits of Mgarr Malta


Borg in-Nadur - Birzebbuga


Delimara Point


Gliding at Paradise Bay


Borg in-Nadur in Birzebbuga


St. Angelo and Senglea


Auberge de Castille 



Auberge de Castille


Marsaxlokk Luzzu 



Qajjenza limits of Birzebbuga


Siren Street Senglea


Delimara Point


Marsaxlokk Luzzu


Delimara Point


Valletta Harbour


Sliema


The Organ at the Basilica in Senglea 


St. Helen Gate - Cospicua


Valletta Sea Front


Valletta Waterfront


Vittoriosa Marina


Ricasoli close to Kalkara


St. Michael Bastions in Senglea


St. Michael Bastions - Senglea


Crucifix Chapel in Senglea


Look out (Il-Gardjola) at Senglea


The No1 Dock at Cospicua


Cruises in Valletta Port


Houses at Senglea


Houses at Senglea


Cruises in Valletta Port


Paceville


Valletta Port and Lower Barrakka

The Lower Barrakka Gardens (Il-Barrakka ta'Isfel) is at Valletta, Malta with its twin the Upper Barrakka Gardens in the same city. From here one can enjoy a panoramic view of the Grand Harbour and the Breakwater. A monument dedicated to Alexander Ball and another in remembrance of the Great Siege of Malta are among other monuments found in this Garden.The terrace area has a number of commemorative plaques, dedicated to, the Hungarian revolution of 1956, the Prague spring, the 50th anniversary of the European Union Giuseppe Garibaldi and others


Sliema


The Crucifixion at Senglea


St. Lucia Street. Valletta


St. Helen Bastions Cospicua


Senglea at a distance


Old Mint Street in Valletta


Open Balcony at Imdina


Lazzaretto at Manoel Island


Dingli


Imdina Museum


Bighi at a distance


De Liesse Tunnel in Valletta 


Balconies in Valletta


Our Lady of Sorrows Senglea


Our Lady of Sorrows Fgura


Vittoriosa Marina


Imdina House


Great Siege Monument in Valletta


St. Margaret Collage


Imdina Palaces


Sappers Alley Valletta


Bighi


Starboard Lantern  at the Break Water Valletta


Marsamxetto


Starboard Lantern  at the Break Water Valletta


Fort St. Angelo at Vittoriosa


Imdina House Door


House Roof at Imdina


St. Angelo and Rinella


Berga d'Italia - Valletta


Palazzo Castellania - Valletta


Imdina Look out


Pieta Creek


Floriana


St. John Co-Cathedral Valletta


Surfside Sliema


Bighi


Sliema


Valletta Port


Berga d' Italia Valletta


Imdina - Can you hear the Bell


Dragunara Casino


Tarxien Parish Office


Cottonera Gate


Wied Blandun - Fgura
 










An Alley at Rabat


Maltese Corbelled Stone Hut - St. Lucia Malta


Imdina narrow street


Old Malta Buses - Zurrieq


Imdina Town House


Ornamental Palace door at Imdina


Imdina entrance Bridge and Gate


Farmhouse at Zejtun


Imdina Cathedral


Imdina Houses


Lower Imdina Gate entrance


Windows at Valletta



War Siege Memorial at Valletta


Cottonera Gate


St.Joseph Church in Rabat 


Upper Barrakka Valletta


St. Barbara Bastions


The Market Valletta


The Valletta Breakwater


Zejtun Parish Church


Rinella Bay


The Windmill at Zabbar


Kalkara Marina


North West of Malta


Door Knocker at Valltta


Door Knocker at Valletta


Balconies at Valletta


Balconies at Valletta


De Liesse Church in Valletta


Gudja - Ta Bettina Tower 


Mellieha going to Ghadira Bay


St. Thomas Bay


St. Thomas Bay


Golden Bay at a distance


Mellieha Parish Church


St. Thomas Bay


Delimara Point


Fig tree at Mellieha in March


Verdala Palace Rabat


Imdina Nature Museum


Senglea


Imdina narrow streets


Barrakka Lift Valletta


Imdina narrow streets


A Palace at Imdina


Pillar Letter Box


A street furniture which is present in Malta is the red, cast iron post box which was used during the British period and even today in the Maltese islands. One can find 160 of these from different periods.


Busketto Gardens 

It was the 16th Century that Buskett Gardens started off by Grand Master La Valette as a hunting area. Buskett means a small forest and its layout remained the same until today. Verdala palace is a  dominating tower on the north side of the gardens. A lot of trees around the palace were planted by the British  Governor Sir Arthur Borton (1879 – 1884) 


 

A palace window in Imdina


A typical door in Imdina


Carnival in Malta 2014


Carnival in Malta 2014


Carnival in Malta 2014


Carnival in Malta 2014

Ta' Bettina Tower in Gudja


Bettina Palace In Gudja




Gudja - Bir Miftuh Chapel


Gudja - Bir Miftuh Chapel


Gudja Parish Church


Marsaskala Bay


I am watching you


Marsaskala Bay


View from Imdina Bastions


Birzebbuga - San Gorg 


Birzebbuga - San Gorg 


Imdina Narrow Street


Door Knocker at Imdina


Houses at Imdina


Palaces at Imdina


Balconies at the Old City Imdina


The Organ at the Cathedral In Imdina


The  Cathedral at the Old City Imdina


Sharp Eyes


Jazz Festival 2013
Singer Sarah Marie Bugeja


Inside the Delimara Light House



Comino Island - Malta


Marsaxlokk fishing village


Argotti Gardens in Floriana


St. Pauls Island in Malta


Inside a courtyard in Valletta



Fort Manoel in Gzira


Marsaxlokk Harbour


Sliema at a distance


Breakwater Bridge


Argotti Gardens in Floriana


Lourdes Chapel at Floriana


Dingli Cliffs


Dingli Cliffs


Sarrija Church in Floriana



Marsaxlokk. The fishing village


Marsaxlokk. The fishing village


Birzebbuga Bay


Dingli Cliffs


Fisherman at Birzebbuga


I need to rest  and have a nap


Birzebbuga Bay


Argotti Gardens in Floriana


Argotti Gardens in Floriana


Birzebbuga Salt Pans


Kalkara


Anzac Monument at Floriana


Argotti Gardens Floriana


Robert Sammut Hall at Floriana
Robert Sammut was born on the 12th October 1869 and passed away on the 26th May 1934. He was a Maltese doctoe and a musician.  He composed the music for the Maltese National Anthem.


Floriana Wignacourt Water Tower


Kalkara


Senglea


Lascaris in Valletta


A narrow Street in Valletta


Victoria Gate at Valletta


Kalkara Bastions


Kalkara Bastions


Lascaris in Valletta


Salute Battery at Upper Barrakka - Valletta


Salute Battery at Upper Barrakka - Valletta


Lascaris in Valletta



Rinella



Dingli Cliffs


View from Bahrija limits of Rabat


Chadwick Lakes limits of Rabat


Wardija



Chadwick Lakes limit of Rabat


Chadwick Lakes limit of Rabat


Chadwick Lakes limits of Rabat


Chadwick Lakes limits of Rabat


Bahrija limits of Rabat



Bahrija



Sally Port - Senglea

Senglea (L-Isla in Maltese) is a city in the east of Malta. It is one of the Three Cities of Malta, the other two are Cospicua and Vittoriosa, and has a population of slightly below three thousand people. The city is the most populated city in Europe taking the size of it. This City managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Siege of 1565. It curries the name of the Grand Master who built it Claude De La Sengle


Victoria Gate - Valletta


Balcony at Valletta


Ramla Bay - Gozo


The way to Ghasri - Gozo


St. Christopher Str - Valletta



St. Elmo in Valletta


Valletta at Christmas 2013 


Valletta at Christmas 2013 


Valletta at Christmas 2013 


Senglea Lookout

This is Il-Gardjola ta' l-Isla (Senglea Lookout) used by the Knights of St. John during the siege. Senglea is one of the Three Cities of Malta, the other two are Cospicua and Vittoriosa, and has a population of slightly below three thousand people. The city is the most populated city in Europe. This City managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Great Siege of 1565. It curries carries the name of the Grand Master who built it Claude De La Sengle


The Window at tal-Hamrija in Qrendi


The Cathedral at Mdina was built between 1697 to 1702 to replace a Norman cathedral which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1693. Several streets and houses were demolished to create an open space in front of the cathedral.



Filfla Island


Filfla is a small, uninhabited islet 5 kilometres south of Malta. Filfletta (Filfoletta), a small rocky islet about 100 meters on the right hand side of the photo is the southernmost point of Malta.Filfla has an area of just 6 hectares and is a limestone plateau surrounded by 60 metre cliffs. Until 1971 the Royal Navy and Air Force used the island for target practise. It became a bird reserve in 1980. Three species of sea birds breed on the islet: the European Storm Petrel, Cory's Shearwater and Yellow-legged Gull.


Wied Babbu - Zurrieq



Maltese Window



Cospicua No 1 Dock 


Cospicua No 1 Dock 


Cospicua No 1 Dock 


Blue Grotto - Zurrieq


Harbour Bridge - Valletta


Neptune at the President Palace in Valletta


From San Girgor - Zejtun


Mdina Bastions


Valletta Grand Harbour


The windmill at Zabbar


Tal Gordan Lighthouse on Gozo Island


Xghajra limits of Zabbar


Gozo - View from Zebbug


Fgura


Bugibba


Clouds building up


Selmun as seen from Qawra


Cospicua Bastions


Detached land at Qawra


Zabbar at the back


Maghtab at a distance


Malta National Aquarium at Qawra


Marsaskala at sunset


Sunset at Marsaskala


Washing spring at Imdina


Cloudy day at Marsaskala


Entrance to Marsaskala Bay


Rocky Beach at Marsaskala


Imdina Bastions


Marsaskala Seafront


Wooden Gate at Imdina


Louver door at Imdina


Church Steeple at mdina


Street Light at Imdina


Houses in Imdina


Houses in Imdina


Houses in Imdina


The crest of the family who inhabited this house - Imdina the Silent City


House in Mdina


Persienne in Mdina


Marsaxlokk village Church


View from Imdina Bastions


Mtarfa at a distance


 San Raflu on Gozo Island


Spinola Bay St. Julians


Marsaxlokk


Marsaxlokk 


Marsaxlokk


The Baracuda at Balluta Bay - St. Julians


Spinola Bay - St. Julians


A landscape view from Mtarfa


Sunset as seen from Nigret in Zurrieq


View from San Raflu in Kercem - Gozo


View from Nigret in Zurrieq



Spinola Bay - St. Julians


Balluta Church - St. Julians


Birbuba in Gharb - Gozo


Mosta as seen from Mtarfa



The Cathedral at Mdina


The Clock Tower at Mtarfa



Communication Tower at Mtarfa


The Central Bank of Malta


Rig at Birzebbuga


Central Bank of Malta


The Bakery clock used by the British Forces before 1979


Auberge de France in Vittoriosa used during the Knights of St. John


Auberge de France in Vittoriosa used during the Knights of St. John


Auberge de Castelle in Valletta
Official residence of the Prim Minister of Malta


Auberge de Castelle in Valletta
Official residence of the Prim Minister of Malta


Auberge de Castelle in Valletta
Official residence of the Prim Minister of Malta


Auberge de Castelle in Valletta


Birgu Fest in Vittoriosa


Manuel Dimech at Valletta


Palazzo Castellania


Palazzo Ferreria Valletta


War Memorial at Floriana


Il-Qbajjar from Zebbug in Gozo


The President Palace Valletta


During Notte Biancha fest in Valletta


Valletta  main Square during the Notte Biancha fest



Hills as seen from Zebbug in Gozo


 Gozo - Villa Rundel at Victoria


 Gozo - Villa Rundel at Victoria


Panorama from Zebbug in Gozo


Il- Girna at Zebbug in Gozo


A magnificent view from Xaghra in Gozo


Gordan Lighthouse at a distance in Gozo


Senglea Marina  near the Macina


At Senglea Maritime Festival Sept 2013


At Senglea Maritime Festival Sept 2013


At Senglea Maritime Festival Sept 2013



At Senglea Maritime Festival Sept 2013


At Senglea Maritime Festival Sept 2013


At Senglea Maritime Festival Sept 2013


Panoramic view of Senglea


Gozo- Nadur Church


The Red Tower in Mellieha


This is the only human sundial in the Maltese Islands. It’s at Għarb in Gozo. As one can see the shade is at 10.45 am the time the photo was shot. One has just to step on the month and the shadow shows the time.


Tal-Gordan Lighthouse in Gozo


Il-Qolla l-Bajda  limits of Marsalforn in Gozo


Mellieha church square


Alley in Sabina Sqr, Victoria Gozo


Victoria Town House - Gozo


The narrow streets in Victoria Gozo


St. Lucian Tower - Qajjenza


Comino Island


Comino Island


Mellieha Bay


It-Tunnara - Mellieha Bay


A town house in Victoria Gozo


Busy at work in Victoria Gozo


Gossip at Villa Rundle garden in Victoria Gozo



An Alley in Victoria - Gozo


A Balcony in Victoria - Gozo


The Citadel Clock


Mgarr Port in Gozo


Windmill at Sannat in Gozo


Parish Church at Sannat in Gozo Island



Lighthouse at Cirkewwa in Malta


Comino at a distance


Town house in Victoria Gozo


From Cirkewwa near the Gozo Ferry


Ghaxaq Church during the Feast


Lane in Victoria - Gozo


Xewkija Church in Gozo


Gozo on the Horizon


St. Lawrence Steeple


The Macina in Senglea


Kalafrana Freeport


Vittoriosa


Freeport at Birzebbuga at night


What is that man doing infront of us mum


Valletta waterfront from Bighi


Senglea



St Elmo Bastions - Valletta


Luzzu at Marsaxlokk


Manoel Island in Gzira


Marsamxett



The Point - Sliema


Ghar id-Dud  (Challet) - Sliema


Ghar id-Dud  (Challet) - Sliema



Victoria Gate in Valletta


Mixed Pepper



Dwejra - Gozo


Senglea at Dusk



Floriana at dusk


Floriana early evening


Ghasri in Gozo Island


Stalagmites at Ghar Dalam Cave in Birzebbuga


Ghasri in Gozo Island - Malta


Dwejra  in Gozo


Fort St. Angelo - Vittoriosa


Lascaris Wharf - Valletta


 St. Thomas Tower - Marsaskala


The Roman Villa - Rabat


Senglea at a distance


Xlendi - Gozo


Malta Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce - Valletta


Bridge over East Street - Valletta


British Telephone Box at Valletta


Police on parade at Valletta


Fungus Rock - Dwejra Gozo


Dwejra Gozo


Dwejra Gozo


Birzebbuga


Xlendi Bay - Gozo

 Xlendi Bay - Gozo


Xlendi Bay - Gozo


Fungus Rock -  Gozo


Dwejra - Gozo


L-Annunzjata limits of Victoria Gozo


Xlendi Steps - Gozo


Hompesch  Gate


Ramla l-Hamra -Gozo


Vittoriosa


Valletta Harbour


Filfla Island as seen  from Lapsi Bay


Marsaskala


Filfla Island - Malta


Lapsi limits of Siggiewi


Ghar Lapsi limits of Siggiewi


Ghar Lapsi limits of Siggiewi


Ghar Lapsi - Limits of Siggiewi


Filfla Island


Zebbug - Gozo


St. John Cavallier - Valletta


Mixed Pepper


Fort St. Angelo - Vittoriosa


Lunzjata Valley - Gozo


Gozo - Marsalforn


Lunzjata Valley - Gozo


Inside a Wheel House in a Patrol Boat


The Serenity Garden - Santa Lucia
The Chinese Garden of Serenity is a public Chinese garden at Santa Luċija, Malta. In September 1996 started the construction of this garden. It was officially opened on the 7th July 1997 by the Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Alfred Sant.


St. Joseph Str, Valletta


Lunzjata Valley - Gozo


Sailing Boat at Birzebbuga


The Redeemer - Senglea


Main Guard - Valletta


Main Guard - Valletta


Main Guard Valletta


Rihana Battery - St. Thomas Bay


Rihana Battery - St. Thomas Bay


Rihana Battery Exhibition - St. Thomas Bay


Near Rihana Battery - St. Thomas Bay


  St. Thomas Bay - Marsaskala


  St. Thomas Bay - Marsaskala


St. Thomas Bay - Marsaskala


St. Thomas Bay - Marsaskala


Maltese Hand Craft at Senglea


San Girgor - Zejtun


San Girgor - Zejtun


St. Thomas Bay


Some of Martin Bezzina Wettinger woodcarving exhibited at Malta Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce - Valletta.


Some of Martin Bezzina Wettinger woodcarving exhibited at Malta Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce - Valletta.


Some of Martin Bezzina Wettinger woodcarving exhibited at Malta Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce - Valletta.


St. Thomas Bay - Marsaskala


Freeport from Delimara


Marsaxlokk at a distance


Senglea
A city in the east of Malta. It is one of the Three Cities of Malta, the other two are Bormla (Cospicua) and Il-Birgu (Vittoriosa), and has a population of slightly below three thousand people. The city is the most densely populated city in Europe . This City managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Siege of 1565. It curries the name of the Grand Master who built it Claude De La Sengle


Maltese Hand Craft at Senglea


Delimara caves


Delimara Lighthouse in its restoration


Delimara lighthouse staircase


Delimara lighthouse staircase


Inside Valletta Port  (Taht iz-Ziemel)


Maltese Hand Craft at Senglea


Inside Valletta Port  (Taht iz-Ziemel)


Inside Valletta Port  (Taht iz-Ziemel)
  

Inside Valletta Port  (Taht iz-Ziemel)


Roses from my Garden


Blue Grotto - Zurrieq


San Girgor - Zejtun


Il- Gostra

A popular game near the seaside during the Summer Feasts is the gostra or greasy pole. We have evidence that in 1798 it was very popular. The pole is covered with grease or lard and one has to try and get one of the three flags. Each flag has a price, but it is very difficult to get any especially if his feet are wet


San Girgor at Zejtun


The Armoury - Valletta



Taht iz-Ziemel - Valletta

You can find this Rocky cave near the Breakwater Bridge


Taht iz-Ziemel - Valletta

You can find this Rocky cave near the Breakwater Bridge


Taht iz-Ziemel - Valletta

You can find this Rocky cave near the Breakwater Bridge


The Armoury  at Valletta


Marsalforn - Gozo


Ghasri - Gozo


Rocky at Valletta


Golden Bay - Ghajn Tuffieha


Inquisitors Bedroom - Valletta


Widnet il-Bahar (Indigenous)
Maltese Rock Centaury. Malta National plant


At the President Palace in Valletta


At the President Palace in Valletta


Behind Queen's Square - Valletta


At the President Palace


Valletta Breakwater

The breakwater was constructed in 1901 to protect Il-Port il-Kbir(the Grand Harbour) which is a natural harbour. It has been used since the Phoenician times and is well known for its fortifications.


 Entrance to the Parlament - Valletta


Marsaskala in a North Easterly Wind


Birzebbugia


At the Palace in Valletta


The Break Water
The breakwater was constructed in 1901 to protect Il-Port il-Kbir(the Grand Harbour) which is a natural harbour. It has been used since the Phoenician times and is well known for its fortifications.


The Bridge to the Break Water


The Bridge to the Break Water


Ghar Dalam


Delimara Point


A Balcony at Valletta


Golden Bay


Castello Zammitello


Delimara Chimney


The Dockyard Clock at Senglea as seen from Vittoriosa


Golden Bay


Mgarr Fields - Malta


Mgarr Rotunda - Malta


Rinella Beach


Rinella - Kalkara


Gate of Provence at Vittoriosa



 Mosta Dome

The  Rotunda of Mosta is the third largest unsupported dome in the world. Was built in the 19 century. The internal diameter is 37.2 metres and its walls 9.1 metres thick. It took 27 years to construct starting in  May 1833. During an afternoon air-raid on April 9, 1942, a 200 kg bomb went through the dome and fell among 300 people who were waiting  for the evening mass.  It did not explode and a replica is now on display inside the rotunda 



The Peacock


Castello Zammitello - Mgarr


The Palm Tree


Gnejna Bay


Xghajra Bay


The Floriana Garden at Pieta Side


Serenity Garden - Santa Lucia

The Chinese Garden of Serenity is a public Chinese garden at Santa Luċija, Malta. In September 1996 started the construction of this garden. It was officially opened on the 7th July 1997 by the Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Alfred Sant.


Sterling at Vittoriosa Ditch


Wied iz-Zurrieq


Wied iz-Zurrieq


Wied iz-Zurrieq

 The Rig
From my previous photo, this Oil Rig is about 5 miles from shore was shot from Wied iz-Zurrieq


The end of Wied Babu - Zurrieq


 An entrace to a Shelter in Wied iz-Zurrieq


Limits of Zurrieq


The Bell at Valletta


This 10 Ton bronze bell is located near the Lower Barrakka Gardens in Valletta.The Bell War Memorial commemorates the Siege of Malta from 1940-1943. Almost 1,500 civilians died during the Second World War. Malta was constantly bombarded during this period. In 1942 Malta was awarded the George Cross.



The Bell at Valletta




Blue Grotto

The Blue Grotto is a sea cave on the southern coast of Malta, near the village of Żurrieq. Every morning from sunrise until about 1 pm the combination between the location of the cave combined with the sunlight lead to the water showing numerous shades of blue.


Neptune at the President Palace in Valletta


St. Nicholas Street in Valletta


Valletta Port Entrance


Main Guard - Valletta


Neptune at the President Palace - Valletta


Entrance to the President Palace - Valletta


The President Palace - Valletta


The Tower at Wied iz-Zurrieq


Balconies at Valletta


Coat of Arms 

This Coat of Arms is at the President Palace in Valletta


The Clock
This Clock is at the Grand Master Palace, today the official residence of the President of Malta. It was done by Manuel Pinto Fonseca between  ( 1741 - 1773 ). There are two figures striking the Hour with a large hammer



The New Lift at Valletta


Senglea
A city in the east of Malta. It is one of the Three Cities of Malta, the other two are Bormla (Cospicua) and Il-Birgu (Vittoriosa), and has a population of slightly below three thousand people. The city is the most densely populated city in Europe . This City managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Siege of 1565. It curries the name of the Grand Master who built it Claude De La Sengle


Rig at Kalafrana


Valletta Quey


Castille

Auberge de Castille the official residence of the Prim Minister of Malta Dr. Joseph Muscat


Entrance to Mdina


The Kiosk at Valletta


Mtarfa Clock


St. John Co-Cathedral

St. John's Co-Cathedral is in Valletta and was built by the Knights of St.John between 1573 and 1578. Commissioned in 1572 by Grand Master Jean de La Cassier as a conventual church of the Order, known as the Knighs of Malta. The Church was designed by a Maltese architectr Ġlormu Cassar.


Sunrise on Fort St. Angelo


The Condemned Cell at the Inquisitor Palace


Horse Exhibition 2009 at Fgura


Dog exhibition 2009 at Fgura


Malta Free Port


Delimara at a distance


 Aquaculture Qajjenza 


 Route Buses

The Maltese bus (xarabank) was the main transport and tourist attraction on the island. After the 3 July 2011, the network of routes on the island was given to Arriva, Malta had a lot of bus types which you  won't find if you travel the world.


Salt pans at Xghajra


Archeology Museum in Gozo


San Lawrenz in Gozo


Inside Valletta Port


Inside Valletta Port


Inside Valletta Port 


Bighi, Kalkara, St.Angelo


Noble Paul Romano


Siren Str - Senglea

A city in the east of Malta. It is one of the Three Cities of Malta, the other two are Bormla (Cospicua) and Il-Birgu (Vittoriosa), and has a population of slightly below three thousand people. The city is the most densely populated city in Europe . This City managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Siege of 1565. It curries the name of the Grand Master who built it Claude De La Sengle


Dry dock at Coradino - Malta



Our Lady of Sorrow Str - Senglea

A city in the east of Malta. It is one of the Three Cities of Malta, the other two are Bormla (Cospicua) and Il-Birgu (Vittoriosa), and has a population of slightly below three thousand people. The city is the most densely populated city in Europe . This City managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Siege of 1565. It curries the name of the Grand Master who built it Claude De La Sengle


Senglea Bastion

A city in the east of Malta. It is one of the Three Cities of Malta, the other two are Bormla (Cospicua) and Il-Birgu (Vittoriosa), and has a population of slightly below three thousand people. The city is the most densely populated city in Europe . This City managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Siege of 1565. It curries the name of the Grand Master who built it Claude De La Sengle


Qajjenza part of Birzebbuga


Qajjenza part of Birzebbuga


Sunset at San Lawrenz - Gozo

Saint Lawrence (Maltese: San Lawrenz) is a village on Gozo Island. Its only a kilometer up from Dwejra Bay were one can find Fungus Rock and the famous Azure Window landmark.  St Lawrence village is surrounded by three hills, Għammar, Gelmus and Ta' Dbieġi (195 metres above sea level and Gozo's highest point).



Royal Navy Bunker and Stores

 Built by the British between 1878 and 1890 in Rinella  (Kalkara), It  overlooks the majestic and spectacular Grand Harbour.


Entrance to Senglea
( Some cloning done on the left of the Photo )

A city in the east of Malta. It is one of the Three Cities of Malta, the other two are Bormla (Cospicua) and Il-Birgu (Vittoriosa), and has a population of slightly below three thousand people. The city is the most densely populated city in Europe . This City managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Siege of 1565. It curries the name of the Grand Master who built it Claude De La Sengle


The Malta Experience - Valletta


North  Easterly Wind


The New Barrakka Lift 2012


Fort St. Angelo
Fort St. Angelo at il-Birgu (Vittoriosa) one of the three cities at Valletta harbour, was used by the Knights of St. John and by the British Navy

 

Manuel Dimech

Manuel Dimech born in Valletta on the 25 December 1860 and passed away on the 17 April 1921 at Alexandria in Egypt was a social reformer, a philosopher, a journalist, and a writer of novels and poetry


Sette Gunio

Sette Giugno is a Maltese national holiday celebrated an event which occurred on the 7th June 1919 following a riot by the Maltese, British troops fired into the crowd, killing four.


Tal-Pilar Valletta


The Palace Guards


Hastings Garden In Valletta


Hastings Garden In Valletta



The Palace Balcony at Valletta


Sliema

Located on the northeast coast of Malta, there is a town called Sliema. It is a town which is well known for its shopping centers, restaurants and café. It is a commercial centre and has about 20 Hotels.



Old Mint Street at Valletta


The Fountain at Valletta during a windy day


Senglea Marina

Senglea Marina (Ix-Xatt ta' L-Isla in Maltese) a city in the east of Malta. It is one of the Three Cities of Malta, the other two are Bormla (Cospicua) and Il-Birgu (Vittoriosa), and has a population of slightly below three thousand people. The city is the most densely populated city in Europe . This City managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Siege of 1565. It curries the name of the Grand Master who built it Claude De La Sengle


San lawrenz - Gozo

Saint Lawrence (Maltese: San Lawrenz) is a village on Gozo Island. Its only a kilometer up from Dwejra Bay were one can find Fungus Rock and the famous Azure Window landmark.  St Lawrence village is surrounded by three hills, Għammar, Gelmus and Ta' Dbieġi (195 metres above sea level and Gozo's highest point).


Fort St. Angelo

Fort St. Angelo at il-Birgu (Vittoriosa) one of the three cities at Valletta harbour, was used by the Knights of St. John and by the British Navy


Tea cup

I bought this set of cups in 1972. I had some friends at home for a tea and I decided to use this set. I thought it will make a great photo, and here it is. Hi..............hi



The President Palace in Valletta


Porto Salvo Church - Senglea


The church was built in 1596. In 1670, the church was demolished and rebuilt it, a friary next to it was built. It was then take in care by the Oratories of St. Philip. This church was consecrated by Bishop Vincenzo Labini on the 22nd April 1781. 


The Harbour
Valletta Grand Harbour is on the east of the Island. The Grand Harbour has quays at Marsa and Corradino. A cruise-liner terminal is located at the Valletta Waterfront quay


The President Palace at Valletta


Victoria Gate
Victoria Gate replaced what originally was the Del Monte Gate, named after La Valette’s successor. It was then rebuilt and named after Queen Victoria in 1885


The President Palace at Valletta


An Alley at Vittoriosa

This is an Alley at Birgu (Vittoriosa) which is a locality on the south of the Grand Harbour in Malta. Its origins come from medieval times. At the very head of the city there is Fort St Angelo. Birgu is one of the best places for anchorage. It has a very long history with maritime and military activities, now a days it has a well established yacht marina.



North West Winds at The Valletta Harbour


North West Winds at The Valletta Harbour


The Ferry
One of the ships of the Gozo Channel that connects Malta and Gozo with hourly schedule


Fireworks
Fireworks at Senglea during the feast of the Nativity of our Blessed Virgin Mary


Xlendi Bay

Xlendi is a village in the south west of Gozo sister island of Malta. Xlendi is surrounded by the villages of Fontana and Munxar.


Museum Window
Behind the Law Courts in Victoria, we find the Gozo Nature Museum a house of the 17th Century. At that time this house was used as an inn. The Gozo Nature Museum houses collections of island’s geology, minerals, marine life, insects, local habitats and others


Kercem Lane

Kercem is a village on the island of Gozo. The population of Kercem was 1,905 people in March 2011. Kercem is close to the south-west of the capital Victoria, Archaeological discoveries show that it was  inhabited 5000-4500 BC.


The Breakwater

Built 1901,the Grand Harbour (in Maltese: Il-Port il-Kbir) is a natural harbour. It has been used since the Phoenician times. Its well known for its inside fortifications



Filfla Island


Filfla is a small, uninhabited islet 5 kilometres south of Malta. Filfletta (Filfoletta), a small rocky islet about 100 meters on the right hand side of the photo is the southernmost point of Malta.Filfla has an area of just 6 hectares and is a limestone plateau surrounded by 60 metre cliffs. Until 1971 the Royal Navy and Air Force used the island for target practise. It became a bird reserve in 1980. Three species of sea birds breed on the islet: the European Storm Petrel, Cory's Shearwater and Yellow-legged Gull.



Il-Gardjola ( The Watch Tower )

The Gardjola Garden is at Senglea, was built by the Grandmaster La Sengle in 1552. It has a fantastic view over Marsa, Valletta, The Grand Harbour and Fort St. Angelo


The Hoist

The Hoist at the Maritime Museum at Vittoriosa (Il-Birgu) used by the British


Xlendi Bay

Xlendi is a village in the south west of Gozo sister island of Malta. Xlendi is surrounded by the villages of Fontana and Munxar.


Marsamxett

Marsamxett Harbour, is at the northern of Valletta's harbour. To the north we find Gżira and Sliema and extends inland to Pietà and Msida. There is a large yacht marina at Msida


Supply Vessel

The background view is Birgu (Vittoriosa) which is a locality on the south of the Grand Harbour in Malta. Its origins come from medieval times. At the very head of the city there is Fort St Angelo. Birgu is one of the best places for anchorage. It has a very long history with maritime and military activities, now a days it has a well established yacht marina.


The Bell

This 10 Ton bronze bell is located near the Lower Barrakka Gardens in Valletta.The Bell War Memorial commemorates the Siege of Malta from 1940-1943. Almost 1,500 civilians died during the Second World War. Malta was constantly bombarded during this period. In 1942 Malta was awarded the George Cross.


Sciberras Garden

This garden is named Censu Scibberras Garden which was inaugurated on the millennium year at Kercem in Gozo. The population of Kercem was 1,905 people in March 2011. Kercem is close to the south-west of the capital Victoria; Archaeological discoveries show that it was inhabited 5000-4500 BC.


So adorable

During an exhibition at Zejtun which is a medium sized town in the south of Malta. The title of Żejtun is Città Beland, which was given by Ferdinand von Hompesch zu Bolheim, who was the Grandmaster of Knights of Malta in 1797.


Navigation Equipment

The Malta Maritime Museum is within the Old Naval bakery in Birgu ( Vittoriosa ). These are the Navigation equipment used by the British in Malta





Lippia Tower
The bay of Gnejna in Mgarr is dominated by a Tower called Lippia Tower, built in 1637 by Vincenzo Maculani by orders from Grand Master Giovanni Paolo Lascaris constructed by the Knights of St. John. Its use was to alarm the other tower at Bingemma during Ottomen attacks.



Sally Port - Senglea

Coming down a few steps from the Gardjola Garden you will see a beautiful panorama of the Valletta Harbour. This place is called Porto Salvo or Sally Port. Going a few steps down one can go round the bastions of Senglea from Il-Ponta (The point) to the Marina


Senglea

Senglea Marina (Ix-Xatt ta' L-Isla in Maltese) a city in the east of Malta. It is one of the Three Cities of Malta, the other two are Cospicua and Vittoriosa, and has a population of slightly below three thousand people. The city is the most populated city in Europe taking the size of it. This City managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Siege of 1565. It curries the name of the Grand Master who built it Claude De La Sengle


Sunset

 I shot this photo at Qrendi near the Neolithic Temples. The lady in the photo is my grand daughter


Ta'Xbiex

This Yacht Marina is situated in Ta'Xbiex creek in Marsamxetto harbour. Here yachtsmen can find yacht chandleries, and all normal stores including supermarkets, bars, restaurants, hotels and much more. There is also a yacht yard and yacht service companies. The two boats are Patrol Boats of the Armed Forces of Malta


Tal-Hamrija Tower

One of the thirteen watchtowers tal-Ħamrija Tower was one that Grandmaster De Redin ordered to be built. It was in 1569 that this tower was built. These towers were designed to relay signals from one to another as in the case of the one on Comino Island. Its guns were used as a signal for they were to small to use on the enemy. This tower is located at Qrendi just a few hundred meters from the two Neolithic Temples


The Bell

This 10 Ton bronze bell is located near the Lower Barrakka Gardens in Valletta.The Bell War Memorial commemorates the Siege of Malta from 1940-1943. Almost 1,500 civilians died during the Second World War. Malta was constantly bombarded during this period. In 1942 Malta was awarded the George Cross.



Ta' Xbiex Yacht Marina

This Yacht Marina is situated in Ta'Xbiex creek in Marsamxetto harbour. Here yachtsmen can find yacht chandleries,and all normal stores including supermarkets,bars, restaurants, hotels and much more. There is also a yacht yard and yacht service companies


Diving Equipment

The Malta Maritime Museum is within the Old Naval bakery in Birgu ( Vittoriosa ). This is the diving equipment used by the British  in Malta



Valletta Port

Valletta Grand Harbour and Marsamxetto Harbour are the two Harbours on the east of the Island. The major port is the Grand Harbour with quays at Marsa and Corradino. A cruise-liner terminal is located at the Valletta Waterfront quay



The Macina Steps

Il-Maċina was built by the Knights of St. John. This is the entrance to the Fort. Lately was used as the Labour Party Headquarters, now the government handed this building to a consortium



Vittoriosa Festival

At the Vittoriosa festival. Each village or City in Malta once a year the Local Counsels organize a festival


Maltese Traditional Costume


The Pillar Buoy


What a Pizza !!


The Grand Harbour

Built 1901,the Grand Harbour (in Maltese: Il-Port il-Kbir) is a natural harbour. It has been used since the Phoenician times. Its well known for its inside fortifications.


Mdina

The Phoenicians were the first to inhabit Mdina at around 700 BC, It is a tradition that holds that the Apostle St. Paul stayed in the city after his shipwreck on the islands. Most of Mdina's palaces are private homes now.  The  Cathedral of the Mdina has a large square. Traffic at Mdina is only for residents and emergency vehicles, 


Rivier Matinique - Ghajn Tuffieha


A Street in Valletta


Victoria lines Bingemma

These were built in the 19 century by the Briish Forces to prevent the landing of invading enemies in the north of the island. The Victoria Lines run from Madliena in the east, through the limits of Mosta, Binġemma and the limits of Rabat


Vittoriosa

Birgu (Vittoriosa) is a locality on the south of the Grand Harbour in Malta. Its origins come from medieval times. At the very head of the city there is Fort St Angelo. Birgu is one of the best places for anchorage. It has a very long history with maritime and military activities, now a days it has a well established yacht marina.



Rivier Matinique - Ghajn Tuffieha


Bighi Hospital

Bighi Hospital was a naval hospital located at Kalkara. It served the British fleet in the 19th and 20th centuries. It was designed by Sir George Whitmore (1775–1862) and Vice Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm laid the foundation stone on 23 March 1830 and it was completed on the 24 September 1832.


Maltese Dghajsa

This Maltese Boat is called a Dghajsa. It’s a ten passenger boat The Maltese Dghajsa is the taxi of the Valletta Grand Harbour. When the Grand Harbour was the headquarters of the British Fleet it was the only way of transport but was only rowed by a single oarsman who would row standing up with crossed oars. Now a days fitting a small motor at the back is more common


Mdina Alley

The Phoenicians were the first to inhabit Mdina at around 700 BC, It is a tradition that holds that the Apostle St. Paul stayed in the city after his shipwreck on the islands. Most of Mdina's palaces are private homes now.  The  Cathedral of the Mdina has a large square. Traffic at Mdina is only for residents and emergency vehicles, 


One of the big villas in Wardija


Aneese innocent eyes


The Redeemer



Wied Babu

Driving from Żurrieq on the way to Wied iż-Żurrieq one will come to the begining of Wied Babu. It is one of the most interesting and scenic valleys. Going down is not easy, and it is very risky especially in winter.


Il-Madonna ta' l-Ghar ta' Mikelin - Senglea


Marsalforn - Gozo


Upper Barrakka

If you want to see a panoramic of the Grand Harbour, the Upper Barrakka Gardens (Il-Barrakka ta' Fuq) is the place. It was 1775 when this park was created. Several statues, including that of Sir Winston Churchill can be found in this park. This garden was the gift of an Italian knight. Many Maltese and Tourists alike visit this Garden for their recreation especially during the evenings


Dghajsa

This Maltese Boat is called a Dghajsa. It’s a ten passenger boat The Maltese Dghajsa is the taxi of the Valletta Grand Harbour. When the Grand Harbour was the headquarters of the British Fleet it was the only way of transport but was only rowed by a single oarsman who would row standing up with crossed oars. Now a days fitting a small motor at the back is more common


Valletta Balconies

The first closed wooden balcony appeared in 1697 and it is believed that it was the one which is at the corner of the Grand Master’s Palace in Valletta. Many say that it is an extention of the lower part which existed already shown at the right hand of the photo. The lower part was then replaced by wooden panels. In this photo you can see three types of balconies shot at Valletta


Zabbar Parish Church
The Church of Our Lady of Graces in Zabbar village was built between 1641 and 1660. The people of the parish were never satisfied with their own church and wanted it to be better and bigger than that of other villages. Embellishing of the church started in 1738.


My Daughter
It was sculptured by Gianni Bonnici in 1995. Material used coldcast bronze. It is 93 cm in length


My Son
It was sculptured by Gianni Bonnici in 1995. Material used coldcast bronze. It is 104 cm in length


My Father
It was sculptured by Gianni Bonnici in 1948. Material used plaster of Paris. It is 46 cm in length


Gnejna Bay
A popular tourist destination is Ġnejna Bay located about 1 kilometer from Mġarr which is on the western coast of Malta. The beach is mostly sandy. Ġnejna is notable for its clay slopes where one can find freshwater springs,and limestone cliffs.


Valletta Port

Built 1901,the Grand Harbour (in Maltese: Il-Port il-Kbir) is a natural harbour. It has been used since the Phoenician times. Its well known for its inside fortifications.


Freedom Day Monument

Freedom Day is remembered in Malta on March 31. It was on this day in 1979 that Malta officially gained its freedom from the British troops . This monument was erected in Vittoriosa to commemorate this event

                            


The Vaxxel Model

This model which is  300 year old is one of the main pieces in the  Order of St. John Hall at the Malta Maritime Museum.  It is a unique working model  of a bygone era.


Shrine of Ta' Pinu

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Citadel Arches

The Citadel is in the centre of Gozo. The fortified town is situated over the town of Victoria (Rabat). This point was chosen because it was a naturally hill which dominated the countryside during the Great Siege with the Ottoman in 1565


Musician
I met this musician at Gozo Island in Dwejra. This musician is wearing the Maltese traditional costume. Dwejra is a tourist attraction and they are greeted by this man and his accordion


Aqueducts

The Aqueducts are on the left hand side of the road going from Victoria to Ta' Pinu. They were operational on the 6th September 1843. The main function of the Aqueducts was to carry water from Ghar Ilma to the Citadel and Victoria


 Fireworks

Fireworks at Senglea during the Feast of the Nativity of our Blessed Virgin Mary


Alley in Kercem

Kercem is a village on the island of Gozo. The population of Kercem was 1,905 people in March 2011. Kercem is close to the south-west of the capital Victoria, Archaeological discoveries show that it was  inhabited 5000-4500 BC.                     



Bingemma limits of Rabat

Bingemma Valley is a historic site in the North West of Malta. Human presence in the area dates to two thousand years. One can find rock-cut tombs which are scattered throughout the area. A set of cart ruts are also found in this area which are parallel tracks cut in the rocks during the prehistoric times.


The Serenity Garden - Santa Lucia

The Chinese Garden of Serenity is a public Chinese garden at Santa Luċija, Malta. In September 1996 started the construction of this garden. It was officially opened on the 7th July 1997 by the Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Alfred Sant.



The Serenity Garden - Santa Lucia

The Chinese Garden of Serenity is a public Chinese garden at Santa Luċija, Malta. In September 1996 started the construction of this garden. It was officially opened on the 7th July 1997 by the Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Alfred Sant.



Nativity of the Virgin Mary - Senglea



Sun rays from St. Lawrence - Gozo


Hibiscus flower in Malta


Prickly Pear

 This photo was shot on Gozo Island. Prickly pears are armed with spines that easily penetrate skin.


The Fisherman


Neptune

The statue of Neptune with the crest of the Grandmaster Perollo, attributed to Giambologna (1615), courtyard of the Grandmaster's Palace in Valletta


Senglea Boiler

This is one of four  boilers brought by the British Forces from India. Two of these were restored and placed one at Senglea and another at Vittoriosa 


Red Tower


St.Agata Tower known also as the Red Tower (It-Torri L-Ahmar in Maltese) which is at Mellieha (North of the Island) was built between 1647 and 1648 when Grandmaster Lascaris was in power. This tower was built as a look out to watch the channel between Malta and Gozo, for the same reason another two towers were built the White Tower and that of St. Mary's on Comino Island at Mellieha Bay. 


Blue Grotto

The Blue Grotto is a sea cave on the southern coast of Malta, near the village of Żurrieq. Every morning from sunrise until about 1 pm the combination between the location of the cave combined with the sunlight lead to the water showing numerous shades of blue.


Valletta Breakwater from Bighi

Valletta Breakwater as seen from Bighi. One can see the iron bridge which was laid about a year ago replacing one which was gunned during World War 2.



Bighi Hospital

Bighi Hospital was a naval hospital located at Kalkara. It served the British fleet in the 19th and 20th centuries. Vice Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm on 23 March 1830 laid the foundation stone. Sir George Whitmore (1775–1862) did the design. The works were completed on the 24 September 1832.


 Cospicua

Cospicua (Bormla in Maltese)is a fortified harbour city on Malta. It is the largest of the Three Cities. named Cottonera,which are Vittoriosa (Birgu)and Senglea (L-Isla) These three towns are in the area surrounding the Grand Harbour. Its population is about 6000


The Cathedral Victoria

The Cathedral was built on a site of a Roman temple dedicated to Juno. The construction of the present took place between 1697 and 1711. The Cathedral is a  baroque structure in the form of a cross.  The architect involved in the construction of the sanctuary was  the Maltese architect Lorenzo Gafa



The Citadel from Zebbug

The Citadel is in the centre of Gozo. The fortified town is situated over the town of Victoria (Rabat). This point was chosen because it was a natural hill which dominated the countryside during the Great Siege with the Ottoman in 1565


Dwejra

The Inland Sea comes from a recess in the rocks coastline through a cave . The narrow tunnel which is about sixty metre long connects inland sea to the  outside sea. This entrance for this inner sea or lake is called the Blue Cave. 


Traditional House

I shot this traditional house at Victoria in Gozo Island, sister island of Malta with a population of around 31,000 people living on its 67 km²



Inside Valletta Harbour

Valletta Grand Harbour by night. It has two natural harbours,  Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour. The major port is the Grand Harbour with quays at Marsa and  Kordin. A cruise-liner terminal is located at the Valletta Waterfront quay 


Il-Kalkara

Il-Kalkara is a small village in Malta, with a population of  around 3000 people. Il-Kalkara is one of the inner cities which form  part of the harbour area. The town has  borders with the city of Vittoriosa , and the towns of Haz-Zabbar and Ix-Xghajra.


Kercem

Kercem is a village on the island of Gozo. The population of Kercem was 1,905 people in March 2011. Kercem is close to the south-west of the capital Victoria, Archaeological discoveries show that it was  inhabited 5000-4500 BC.




Route Buses

The Maltese bus (xarabank) was the main transport and tourist attraction on the island. After the 3 July 2011, the network of routes on the island was given to Arriva, Malta had a lot of bus types which you  won't find if you travel the world.


Is-Suq Valletta

This markets is under a roof - dating from the British times. This market can be found in  Merchant street. An open air market can also be found in Merchant street. On Sunday mornings, the open  market moves to St. James ditch near the main bus stop just outside of the city walls.


The Cathedral Mdina

The Cathedral at Mdina was built between 1697 to 1702 to replace a Norman cathedral which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1693. Several streets and houses were demolished to create an open space in front of the cathedral. The Phoenicians were the first to inhabit Mdina at around 700 BC, It is a tradition that holds that the Apostle St. Paul stayed in the city after his shipwreck on the islands. Most of Mdina's palaces are private homes now. Traffic at Mdina is only for residents and emergency vehicles 

                                                                                     
The Co - Cathedral 

St. John's Co-Cathedral is in Valletta and was built by the Knights of St.John between 1573 and 1578. Commissioned in 1572 by Grand Master Jean de La Cassier as a conventual church of the Order, known as the Knighs of Malta. The Church was designed by a Maltese architectr Ġlormu Cassar.


The Co - Cathedral
                                                    
St. John's Co-Cathedral is in Valletta and was built by the Knights of St.John between 1573 and 1578. Commissioned in 1572 by Grand Master Jean de La Cassier as a conventual church of the Order, known as the Knighs of Malta. The Church was designed by a Maltese architectr Ġlormu Cassarr



Sunset at Qrendi


The Bell

This 10 Ton bronze bell is located near the Lower Barrakka Gardens in Valletta.The  Bell War Memorial commemorates the  Siege of Malta from 1940-1943. Almost 1,500 civilians died during the Second World War. Malta was constantly bombarded during this period. In 1942 Malta was awarded the George Cross.



Aquaculture Marsaxlokk

The Malta Centre for Fisheries Sciences experiments in aquaculture and fisheries. It started operating in 1988 from It-Torri ta San Luċjan (St. Lucian Tower ) which is at Marsaxlokk. The MCFS participates in national and international projects. The common octopus is one of the aquaculture's division's diversification programmes  


                                                                  Buskett Gardens

It was the 16th Century that Buskett Gardens started off by Grand Master La Valette as a hunting area. Buskett means a small forest and its layout remained the same until today. Verdala palace is a  dominating tower on the north side of the gardens. A lot of trees around the palace were planted by the British  Governor Sir Arthur Borton (1879 – 1884)



Cospicua

Bormla (Cospicua) is a fortified harbour city on Malta with a population of about 6000. It is the largest of the Three Cities which together are Birgu (Vittoriosa) and L-Isla (Senglea). These three cities are in the area surrounding the Grand Harbour.


Blue Lagoon

During the Roman times Comino was inhabited by farmers but was later abandoned. The caves and coves of Comino were used as posts and hideouts for raids on boats crossing between Malta and Gozo. During the Knights period it was used as a recreation ground. One of the Most beautiful bays on the island is the Blue Lagoon which is mostly visited by tourist and locals alike.


Prickly Pear

 This photo was shot on Gozo Island. Prickly pears are armed with spines that easily penetrate skin.


Enna

This statue is at Lower Barakka Gardens in Valletta called ANEA by Ugo Attardi


Fort St. Angelo

Fort St. Angelo at il-Birgu (Vittoriosa) one of the three cities at Valletta harbour, was used by the Knights of St. John and by the British Navy


St. Michael Bastion

Fort St. Michael in l-Isla (Senglea), built by the Knights of St. John between 1551 and 1565. Works started under the patronage of Grand Master Juan de Homedes and extended to a fortified city by Grand Master Claude de la Sengle during the preparations for the Great Siege of Malta.




Goats at Fgura


Aquaculture Marsaxlokk

The Malta Centre for Fisheries Sciences experiments in aquaculture and fisheries. It started operating in 1988 from It-Torri ta San Luċjan (St. Lucian Tower ) which is at Marsaxlokk. The MCFS participates in national and international projects. The common octopus is one of the aquaculture's division's diversification programmes  






Upper Barrakka

If you want to see a panoramic view of the Grand Harbour, the Upper Barrakka Gardens (Il-Barrakka ta' Fuq) is the place. This garden were built in 1775 as a gift by an Italian knight. Several statues, including that of Sir Winston Churchill can be found in this park. Many Maltese and Tourists visit this Garden for their recreation especially during the evenings



Il-Bajtra
 This photo was shot on Gozo Island. Prickly pears are armed with spines that easily penetrate skin.


Upper Barraka Gardens

If you want to see a panoramic view of the Grand Harbour, the Upper Barrakka Gardens (Il-Barrakka ta' Fuq) is the place. This garden were built in 1775 as a gift by an Italian knight. Several statues, including that of Sir Winston Churchill can be found in this park. Many Maltese and Tourists visit this Garden for their recreation especially during the evenings


Hibiscus flower in Malta



The Macina

Il-Maċina (crane) was built by the knights and a sort of crane was constructed on top to remove the masts from the Order's ships which had their own stores at il-Birgu (Vittoriosa) at the opposite side.


Triton Fountain

The Triton Fountain is at City Gate, Valletta, capital city of Malta. It serves as the Capital's central bus terminus. This fountain was done built by local sculptor in 1958




Vittoriosa Ditch


 Siren Street in Senglea

This is Senglea (L-Isla in Maltese) a city in the east of Malta. It is one of the Three Cities of Malta, the other two are Cospicua and Vittoriosa, and has a population of slightly below three thousand people. The city is the most populated city in Europe taking the size of it. This City managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Siege of 1565. It curries the name of the Grand Master who built it Claude De La Sengle


 Senglea Marina

Senglea Marina (Ix-Xatt ta' L-Isla in Maltese) a city in the east of Malta. It is one of the Three Cities of Malta, the other two are Cospicua and Vittoriosa, and has a population of slightly below three thousand people. The city is the most populated city in Europe taking the size of it. This City managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Siege of 1565. It curries the name of the Grand Master who built it Claude De La Sengle


Rinella Bay


San Lawrenz - Gozo

Saint Lawrence (Maltese: San Lawrenz) is a village on Gozo Island. Its only a kilometer up from Dwejra Bay were one can find Fungus Rock and the famous Azure Window landmark.  St Lawrence village is surrounded by three hills, Għammar, Gelmus and Ta' Dbieġi (195 metres above sea level and Gozo's highest point).


Senglea at a distance

Malta is my country and Senglea is the name of my City. Senglea (L-Isla in Maltese) is a city in the east of Malta. It is one of the Three Cities of Malta, the other two are Cospicua and Vittoriosa, and has a population of slightly below three thousand people. The city is the most populated city in Europe taking the size of it. This City managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Siege of 1565. It curries the name of the Grand Master who built it Claude De La Sengle



Valletta Grand Harbour

Built 1901,the Grand Harbour (in Maltese: Il-Port il-Kbir) is a natural harbour. It has been used since the Phoenician times. Its well known for its inside fortifications.

Verdala Palace - Rabat

The Verdala Palace is the official summer residence of the President of Malta. It was built in 1586 by Grandmaster Hughues Loubenx de Verdalleon. It was a hunting lodge owned previously by Grandmaster Jean de la Valette-Parisot. The surrounding place is called Busketto. The palace was occupied over the years by Grandmaster Jean de Lascaris-Castellar and Grandmaster Manoel de Vilhena. It was also used by Napoleon as a military prison .



Comino Island

During the Roman times Comino was inhabited by farmers but after it was abandoned. The caves and coves of Comino were used as posts for raids on boats crossing between Malta and Gozo. During the Knights period it was used as recreation ground. One of the Most beautiful bays on the island is  the Blue Lagoon which is mostly visited by tourist and locals alike.


Grand Harbour Bridge



Azure Window - Dwejra

The Azure Window is a natural arch on the Island of Gozo. It's like a table-like rock over the sea. This and the nearby Inland sea are popular scuba diving sites.
Dwejra is a tourist village and is part of the village of St. Lawrence in Gozo. The water of the bay is very clean and suitable for swimming, boating and scuba diving. A lot of big movies were shot at this place. 
The arch of the Azure Window is disintegrating, large pieces of rock keep falling from the arch. Within a few years the Arch will disappear. The arch is in a dangerous condition.People are warned not to walk on it.


 Mnajdra Temples



Valletta Waterfront

Gnejna


Senglea Basilica

Our Lady of Victories Parish Church is atl-Isla (Senglea), Malta,and is dedicated to the Nativity of the Virgin Mary. Its architect was Vittorio Cassar and it was built in 1580 as a monument in remembrance of the Great Siege of 1565. In 1921, Pope Benedict XV gave the church the title of Basilica. The Statue was crowned on 4 September 1921.The Church was destroyed 1941, but was rebuilt, and consecrated by Archbishop Gonzi on 24 August 1956..


Senglea Basilica

Our Lady of Victories Parish Church is atl-Isla (Senglea), Malta,and is dedicated to the Nativity of the Virgin Mary. Its architect was Vittorio Cassar and it was built in 1580 as a monument in remembrance of the Great Siege of 1565. In 1921, Pope Benedict XV gave the church the title of Basilica. The Statue was crowned on 4 September 1921.The Church was destroyed 1941, but was rebuilt, and consecrated by Archbishop Gonzi on 24 August 1956. 


Il - Macina Senglea

Il-Maċina (crane) was built by the knights and a sort of crane was constructed on top to remove the masts from the Order's ships which had their own stores at il-Birgu (Vittoriosa) at the opposite side.

 

Cargo Ship


Sally Port - Senglea

Senglea (L-Isla in Maltese) is a city in the east of Malta. It is one of the Three Cities of Malta, the other two are Cospicua and Vittoriosa, and has a population of slightly below three thousand people. The city is the most populated city in Europe taking the size of it. This City managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Siege of 1565. It curries the name of the Grand Master who built it Claude De La Senglea


Marija Bambina - Senglea


Xewkija Church  - Gozo