A view of St George's Square in the centre of the town of Victoria in Gozo. In the background can be seen the Basilica of Saint George.
Victoria, also known as Rabat or by its title Città Victoria is the capital of Gozo, an island of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. The town has a total population of 6,911 (March 2013), and by population is the largest locality in Gozo.
The area around the town, situated on a hill near the centre of the island, has been settled since Neolithic times. Victoria is the name given 10 June 1887 by the British government on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, at the request of the Bishop of Malta, Mons. Sir Pietro Pace. However many Gozitans still often refer to it by the name Rabat. It is usually known as Ir-Rabat Gawdex to distinguish it from the town of Rabat on the island of Malta.
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siudzi (33003) 2014-08-01 23:57
Another beautiful image from your trip to Malta. This square surrounded by the old architecture looks extremely elegant and beautiful. I am more than sure that you had a fantastic time there. Perfectly seen, composed and executed presentation. TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
jhm (137610) 2014-08-02 1:12
A very difficult picture through the much sun and the shadows of the sunshade, but you shows the buildings on a very nice way.
Colours and sharpness make these picture very attractive.
I like your presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
COSTANTINO (53669) 2014-08-02 2:37
Hello my dear friend
wonderful view of St George Square in
the centre of the town of Victyoria in Gozo
this square surronded by interesting buildings
with interesting architectural details
looks extremely elegant
the sunlight is very strong adding beauty
perfectly seen and composed
have a nice weekedn
Noel_Byrne (22751) 2014-08-02 3:36
this is a beautiful wide encompassing view of this place, the old church really is a centerpiece. The light is powerful but very well suited making it seem even more that this is a finely created display to show of the merits of the square. Really nice, cheers
timecapturer (47420) 2014-08-02 3:52
a delightful place this and this captures its atmosphere and beauty so perfectly. Nice to see that the newer buildings have be aesthetically blended with the older ones and the magnificent basilica. It was just the church on its own when I visited many moons ago. I feel like I want to go back again now that I have seen this series of images.
Enjoy the weekend - B.
asajernigan (21066) 2014-08-02 5:13
Your light management is nice here with fine areas of sun and shadow. The photo is well composed using the side buildings to lead the eye to the church. The sky is nice and it provides a nice backdrop for the church.
carlo62 (30513) 2014-08-02 5:34
bella inquadratura e bella prospettiva, la piazza è molto attraente, è sicuramente un piacere sedersi a uno di quei tavoli e gustarsi il momento.
ikeharel (55252) 2014-08-02 8:04
Good evening Stephen,
Red parasols added charm and contrast to the fine scene.
Archi.-design is most attractive here, and managed a good POV inspite strong light from right.
DOF and sharp details collected superbly.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
Nicou (119421) 2014-08-02 9:35
fantastique vue et captage quelle place avec ce pavage et le rond au milieu ces terrasse avec les parasols rouges et la belle église en fond merveilleux.
bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (119581) 2014-08-02 14:08
Ciao Stephen, lovely composition with beautiful Church ina nice animated scene, wonderful colors, excellent perspective and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
photographer_sg (3533) 2014-08-02 23:59
lovely picture of the square and you managed the bright sunlight really well. Nothing hurts the eyes and we get a view full of interesting details in fine colours and sharpness. Your informative note is a perfect complement.
Thanks for sharing and have a great Sunday.
annjackman (18957) 2014-08-03 2:47
You take some lovely pictures of squares and village streets where life seems slower and simpler than in the big cities. It seems that people were making use of the shade in the cafes here. The Basilica in the centre makes a very good BG. Very sharp with lovely colours.
Kind Regards, Ann
SnapRJW (30685) 2014-08-03 5:57
Hello Stephen - The shady awnings provide a cool respite in this sunny location and give your shot a beautiful colourful accent and contrast.
The basilica is nicely placed within the frame, its details and open door invite one to step inside.
Nicely seen and I note a continuation of those gorgeous balconies with which I am becoming more familiar.
Fis2 (83934) 2014-08-03 8:56
I like frame and perspective.
Good warm colors.
Photo has climate.
pierrefonds (56074) 2014-08-04 4:57
L'Étendue de la place donne de la profondeur à la scène. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails, les couleurs des immeubles et de la basilique Saint-Georges. La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.
macjake (54876) 2014-08-04 13:02
again, you're showing us more and more Open Squares from Malta, scenes that we usually don't get to see alot of i think.
looks like a very harsh day to take photos, yet it still looks great.
as we view the scene we get to see some of the classic balconies from Malta.
lots of visual interest here
Cricri (104395) 2014-08-05 6:56
Sympat ces terrasses près de l'église, je n'ai pas de souvenir d'ici, j'ai prise l'église de plus haut, j'aime bien cette présentation,
ourania (29361) 2014-08-07 6:10
a dynamic and interesting presentation of this square, you used its features in an attractive way and created a deep and comprehensive composition. I like the solid perspectives and the loose sense of symmetry, the details are perfectly clear and the colours bright and pleasing. It's amusing to see how all the people have tucked themselves into the shade. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (81777)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-01 23:50