Birgu (Maltese: Il-Birgu, Italian: Vittoriosa), also known by its title Città Vittoriosa, is an old fortified city on the south side of the Grand Harbour in Malta. It played a vital role in the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. Its population stood at 2,673 in March 2013. Birgu is a very old locality with its origins reaching back to medieval times. The city occupies a promontory of land with Fort St Angelo at its head and the city of Cospicua at its base. Birgu is ideally situated for safe anchorage, and over time it has developed a very long history with maritime, mercantile and military activities. Prior to the establishment of Valletta as capital and main city of Malta, military powers that wanted to rule the Maltese islands would need to obtain control of Birgu due to its significant position in the Grand Harbour.
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mesutilgim (88504) 2014-06-26 3:20
Hell Daniel, my neighbour today.
Nice fassade with many interesting details from Malta. Good pov and perfect layout. Strong siedelight creates nice and deep shadows and hence a good graphism.
TFS and best regards
snunney (89018) 2014-06-26 3:54
We have very similar themes today. The vertical frame was a good choice here as was the tight framing, both helping to concentrate the attention on the subject. A nicely illuminated image with attractive colour contrasts and very good sharpness. Have a pleasant afternoon.
Sergiom (66255) 2014-06-26 5:20
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage vertical plein de lumière de textures et de couleurs. Beaucoup de choses à admirer surtout au niveau du balcon bleu.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-06-26 5:23
popular theme today, with Stephen showing us the delights of the historical heritage of Malta. This is a pleasing and enticing crop - full of detail and character.
Regards - B.
dta (70959) 2014-06-26 5:26
Hello Daniel ,
A perfect framing of this elegant facade with many decorative elements . even the wires are esthetical here ;) Excellent exposure , too .
Silvio1953 (129332) 2014-06-26 12:44
Ciao Daniel, great detail of lovely facade, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
dip (23822) 2014-06-26 14:02
beautiful details of the facade,very well captured!
thanks for sharing,
jjcordier (78388) 2014-06-26 22:18
Bon cadrage de cette façade maltaise et de son balcon typique. Une photo riche en détails.
carlo62 (38024) 2014-06-26 23:11
una composizione ricca di dettagli, con un bel gioco di luci e ombre.
La luce è molto particolare e bella e i vari elementi si sommano l'uno con l'altro amalgamati proprio da questa luce.
ourania (35852) 2014-06-27 6:51
I like very much the way you are showing the compact, antique character of the fortified city through this tight composition of significant architectural details. I also enjoy the graphism created by composition, sharpness and colour definition. There's a lovely warmth in the atmosphere, certain details suggest the daily life there and the play of shadows adds a fine and dynamic rhythm. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
janneman (2670) 2014-06-27 11:55
Magnificent photogrpahers see the beauty of such a scene and take the picture.
I love this dazzling composition of lines and shapes.
My 2000th critique is of you Daniel!
Cricri (110643) 2014-06-28 11:14
Beaucoup de choses a voir sur cette charmante façade , baignée par une très belle lumière, le balcon en fait une admiration, belle réalisation
SWEETFREEDOM (23378) 2014-07-06 0:13
i like the pastel colors of the building and the details of the picture. well done.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-07-06 10:56
Daniel, an extraordinary crop with fantastic colors and your specialty vertical point of view!! your photographic work is always very impressive with great quality of image and superb presentations!
thank you for visiting me, we will see a great final next week in the World Cup!!
all the best
macjake (60596) 2014-07-07 13:03
normally i'm very fussy about photo's looking clean, but this collection of wires, branches, leaves, balconies, lights, window shutters, and clothing look fine in this messy configuration.
the blue and sandstone are an attractive color set too.
enjoy your day
adores (40392) 2014-07-16 17:55
Looks like an old city, full of history and things to see. I like the way you framed this, the colours really situate us and it has so many details. Good light also!