Vittoriosa, or Birgu, one of the Three Cities, lies on one of the promontories jutting into Grand Harbour, opposite Valletta.
At its tip is Fort St. Angelo, perhaps the oldest fortification on the Islands. The strategic position of both fort and city over the millennia has led some to call this area `the cradle of Maltese history'. Certainly settlers and rulers from the Phoenicians to the British all made use of the defences here. To honour the part played by the city of Birgu, Grand Master La Valette renamed it Civitas Vittoriosa, `Victorious Town'. Vittoriosa was the first home of the Knights when they arrived in 1530. As such, it contains many important architectural riches. The Knights `auberges' (inns of residence), palaces and churches here are older than those in Valletta.
Highlights include the Church of St. Lawrence, designed by Malta's most prominent baroque architect, Lorenzo Gafa', the Inquisitor's Palace, Fort St. Angelo and the Maritime Museum.
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Nicou (106275) 2013-10-15 6:58
quel captage de ces bâteaux superbe tout en bois avec ces formes et ce couleur ce rouge ce blanc quelle iamge et l'encadrement tout en blanc avec les rames ce bois ce bleu sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
holmertz (31580) 2013-10-15 9:26
The strong diagonals benefit the composition, which is striking also from the bright contrast between the mainly red boats and the almost black water.
williewhistler (9993) 2013-10-15 10:39
the bright colours of the boats give the image real interest and impact in a very well composed image with excellent use being made of the opposite vertical corners.
Best regards Les.
Silvio1953 (106008) 2013-10-15 10:42
Ciao Daniel, great POV on lovely boats, fantastic colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
siudzi (27869) 2013-10-15 10:57
This is very artistic close-up executed with brilliant cropping and fantastic color management. Absolutely eye-catching effect achieved. Very well done.
SWEETFREEDOM (19970) 2013-10-15 11:29
an original p.o.v. nice colors and contrast. fine composition.
krzychu30 (12875) 2013-10-15 13:49
Creative and having strong graphics shot Daniel!
I really enjoy your approach to this subject and the way you composed and framed the scene.Excellent choice of POV(this looking down perspective is superb!) and well applied close-up.Vivid colors and contrast between them only accentuate the strong graphical impact of the image.
Royaldevon (21665) 2013-10-15 14:51
This is quite a minimalistic shot and yet it is full of colour, the details are sharp and there is a strong contrast between the focal images, nicely angled across the frame, and the b/g water.
My warm regards,
daddo (20677) 2013-10-15 15:06
Hi Daniel. Lovely lines, colours and light.The tight cropping and close POV allows us to look at the details.The dark water helps the boats to stand out. Regards. Klaudio.
jjcordier (67602) 2013-10-15 22:46
Encore une très jolie photo de ces barques typiques. Bon cadrage et beau contraste de couleurs.
ifege (9913) 2013-10-15 22:48
An interesting and colourful boat of some sort of traditional design. Makes you wonder what the function of the upright part of the front is?
SnapRJW (23994) 2013-10-15 23:10
An arresting shot here Daniel. The graphic lines and colours are captured under revealing light giving excellent colour and contrast. A punchy and very attractive image. Warm regards Rosemary
gojo (1563) 2013-10-16 3:57
What a lovely close up of this fantastic little boat. Excellent framing,
abmdsudi (32759) 2013-10-16 4:09
I like the diagonal composition and the dark background works a treat. Such vibrant dynamic colours and excellent details. Simply delightful, Congrats
timecapturer (37414) 2013-10-16 5:36
a less is more shot this. Cropped to perfection with glorious diagonals and immaculate detail and character. The light and colours are captivating and the atmosphere sublimely tranquil. Like it a lot!
Sergiom (45888) 2013-10-16 5:45
Ces belles barques colorées ont un petit côté gondole dans leur construction. J'aime comment elles pointent vers toi comme pour t'inviter à embarquer.
saxo042 (33992) 2013-10-16 7:54
Very beautiful boats with these eye-catching colours! The boat type may resemble the gondolas in Venice, could there be a connection?
ChrisJ (91404) 2013-10-16 10:06
Love the strong dynamic diagonal lines, the reflections and the superb warm vs cold color contrast between the blue and red boats. Good sharpness and effective tight framing and composition. Excellent density and downward pov. Tfs and have a nice weekend!
marabu61 (5879) 2013-10-16 12:16
Simple but beautiful composition indeed. The colorful boats in the calm water with a pleasing light are a real eye catcher. The style of the boats reminds me somehow of the gondolas in Venice though.
have a great day
Cricri (92565) 2013-10-17 11:38
Toute belle cette image par sa composition , le POV et les couleurs, magnifique
macjake (45844) 2013-10-17 22:37
awesome awesome awesome!
what a photo!
its great that you were able to show us so much inside the boat, and with a lot of detail, light, and color too.
excellent point of view with this colorful boat.
ourania (19002) 2013-10-31 11:06
what an elegant graphical composition! Imaginative and bold, it works so effectively in capturing the viewer's attention and in rendering the character of this type of boats that is particular and unique. I love the smooth dynamism, the excellent definition and the lovely bright colours that you've exalted with a marvellous tight framing. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,