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Malta holiday - Day 6 (Three Cities)

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    Posted: 13 September 2019 at 21:33
Continuing the tour from Day 5, here a reportage of DAY 6

This day we visited what's called "The Three Cities".
In fact, it's an area with three old cities indeed: Vittoriosa (AKA Birgu) , Senglea (AKA L-Isla) and Cospicua (AKA Bormla)
These cities are all connected to each other and located opposite the south side of the peninsula where Valetta is located.

#1 A typical street in Senglea where we started out stroll


#2 Entering the bay between Valetta and the three cities


#3 Sight on the MS Oceana, moored at Valleta


#4 View on the Valetta saluting battery



#5 Doors, windows etc


#6 In decay


#7 St.Julian's church


#8 And it's beautiful dome


#9 Painting the house


#10 City gate


#11 Appropriate entourage


#12 St'Paul's gate, Cospicua


#13 St Helen's gate


#14 Stone structure of the gate



#15 Room with a view


#16 View on Birgu


#17 Mooring ring


#18 Marina


#19 Diane


#20 Fort St. Angelo


Just two more days to go!





Edited by Fred_S - 15 September 2019 at 08:46
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atom Ant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 September 2019 at 02:48
Enjoying the series Fred. I'm strangely drawn to #19. There's some obvious appeal + something I can't quite put my finger on...

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Fred,
A wonderfully rich continuation, and in your photos it looks so unspoiled, except when a gi-normous ocean liner imposes itself into the setting (#3).
Really like the variation from overview to detail, to human interest.
All most appealing.
Looking forward to the next instalment.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 September 2019 at 19:26
A beautiful continuation of the sets already posted! I think it's really interesting that the light yellow limestone somehow creates a dominant basepoint for all the other colors - even at night!

My favorites are ##5, 6, 13, 17, 19 and 20 - I just like symmetries.

I think #19 stands out because the lower half of the images is not dominated by the limestone's yellow; it's kind of a counterpoint to it - very clear (the limestone creates some intrinsic bright haziness, at daytime), bluish/greenish, rather dark. #19 is my personal favorite, too.
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You are taking us along with you on your holiday and I am really enjoying your trip
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Thanks all for your kind comments! Next installment will be a few shots from Gozo, a seperate island.
 



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The sky in #3 looks mighty impressive, the ship too - although i am not a fan of these floating cities. Love the harbor shots 16 and 19. TFS Fred    .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 September 2019 at 20:27
Thanks Michele. I am with you on these floating cities. This one has a capacity of >2000 passengers and a crew of almost 900
The modern square tower structure on the left in #4 is an elevator to bring all the passengers from the cruise ships up to the old town of Valetta...

Please enjoy the next episode Day 7 - Gozo as well now
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and again...
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