Most of the indigenous buildings in Malta were built of limestone, a material in an abundant supply with very thick and strong walls with flat roofs, churches, chapels and pitched tops. Building timber was in short supply that had to be imported and transversed arches were constructed to support flat slabs of stone to form ceilings and floors. Faced with such conditions in Birgu the Knights showed very little architectural ingenuity at first but were inclined in importing this very important material, timber for the roofs of their important structures in building high roofs in an Italian manner to accommodate the rising hot air in using pitched roofs and installing insulation against the excessive heat transmitted by the almost vertical sun in the summer months especially around the midsummer against the surface of the flat roofs.
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lousat (64243) 2013-10-10 1:22
Hi Daniel,the old facades of Malta are a great opportunity and a big mine for the photographers,but nees a bit of class too...ehhe...your new pic is really beautiful,looks like a peinture made whit pastel colors,great details and perspective,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
krzychu30 (12759) 2013-10-10 2:31
without repeating myself,but these Maltese balconies have so much charm.Excellent POV and framing together with so lovely colors make the presentation perfect!
Limestone is omnipresent on Malta and make its archiitecture really unique.
Have a good day
carlo62 (19485) 2013-10-10 3:21
le facciate di questa isola ti hanno colpito molto e devo dire che hai ragione, tutte molto belle e con le loro particolarità.
timecapturer (37152) 2013-10-10 3:39
another beautiful close up study of Valletta architecture that is both immaculately sharp and delicately detailed. Love the warm tones in this striking image.
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Sergiom (45527) 2013-10-10 5:07
Vraiment remarquable comme particularité pour une ville qui a décidé de conserver son patrimoine architectural.On voit ici, qu'avec les fenêtres ouvertes elles conservent une certaine utilité.
holmertz (31340) 2013-10-10 9:49
Very nice and typical Maltese architectural details in fine ochra tones. A good shot, nicely cropped.
marabu61 (5879) 2013-10-10 13:20
Another very fine example of the beautiful maltese architecture with lots of interesting details. The gorgeous light makes this very pleasant to look at.
have a great evening
jjcordier (67292) 2013-10-10 22:33
Un nouveau beau et intéressant cadrage serré sur ces fameux balcons.
macjake (45588) 2013-10-10 23:01
This may be your best psted photo yet from malta. There's just something about it that stands out even more than yr other malta shots.
I love the continuation of the balconies and the colors are fantastic.
Nicely done as always
danos (78134) 2013-10-10 23:54
nice the tight frame of the limestone architecture of this town of Malta,with the light to enhance the vivid colour of the building.
gildasjan (39558) 2013-10-11 2:22
Quelques légères touches de teintes bleutées viennent parfaitement équilibrer les couleurs chaudes de cette façade.
daddo (20645) 2013-10-12 4:03
Hi daniel. Your wonderful architectural photos have put malta on the map for me and I suppose many others. I did not know that such lovely buildings existed, especially with their warm limestone colours, beautiful balconies and bay windows. Regards. Klaudio.
ChrisJ (91292) 2013-10-12 4:07
The vertical frame was agood choice for this tall narrow sliver of Maltan architecture. Good sharpness and the warm honey yellow colours contrast well against the reflected blue skylight in the windows. A pleasant diffused light and superb textural details. Tfs!
Romano46 (11573) 2013-10-12 4:46
farei un viaggio a Malta solo per vedere queste verande del tutto particolari che hai saputo riprendere in più località ed in più occasioni sempre con foto molto ben fatte ed ottimamente composte.
I loro colori e le loro forme sono un vero spettacolo che tu hai saputo valorizzare al massimo.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
delpeoples (48660) 2013-10-12 16:33
Ciao dear Daniel
An impressive tight frame of this characteristic building. I love the warm sandy tones and the golden light. The details are exquisite and are complemented beautifully by the white frame. Excellent shot!