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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besnard (52189) 2014-09-02 1:00
Une prise rapprochée qui nous permet de voir tous les détails de ce superbe balcon.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
Antipodean (1599) 2014-09-02 1:00
Kia ora Stephen,
Nicely composed photo. Good colour & symmetry. Cheers, Neil
mesutilgim (80522) 2014-09-02 2:32
Another topclass capture from Malta with perfect pov and layout. No distortions and perfect light management.
TFS and best regards
lousat (72855) 2014-09-02 2:48
Salut Steph,une vraie merveille cette perspective qui montre nous ce balcon,quelle riche architechture,capturee' tres bien malgre' la difficile lumiere,la simmetrie est impressionante,super aussi les couleurs! Belle journee' et merci,Luciano
swapankumarroy (1074) 2014-09-02 3:20
An old and classic architectural view with a decorated arcade made it beautiful and gorgeous. Very nice color and well sharped image.
warm regards and thanks,
williewhistler (12725) 2014-09-02 4:24
the green plants on the balcony sit very nicely amongst the warm tones of the building,the symmetry works very well in this nicely cropped shot.
dkmurphys (46940) 2014-09-02 4:50
Another type of traditional balcony seen in Malta. Well taken detail, I like that unique country a lot.
Sergiom (55215) 2014-09-02 5:27
Je me voie bien sur ce balcon, saluer ses sujets de la main tout en recevant leur admiration. Le cadrage est beau précis et symétrique et les teintes dorées sont charmantes.
Fis2 (82320) 2014-09-02 8:18
I like warm colors.
Noel_Byrne (21372) 2014-09-02 10:45
An impressive building, and with great architectural detail. I am amazed that a town with such a small population has buildings with such fine design, but I guess that is to do with its history more than its current population. Nice central composition suits this really well, and the colors have come through beautifully.
carlo62 (28305) 2014-09-02 15:17
ottimo taglio per mostrarci questo balcone, hai fatto molto bene a mostrare anche la curvatura dell'arco con l'erma, da più spazio al balcone.
wolf38 (30522) 2014-09-02 23:18
Hello Stephen. Interesting buildings and their history are your specialty. The balcony with the representative facade is a good example.
photographer_sg (3107) 2014-09-03 1:21
Excellent framing of this balcony with the decorated doorway. Fine symmetry and lovely architectural and textural details. The golden yellow of the stones is really attractive.
Excellent presentation and thanks for sharing it.
Cricri (101805) 2014-09-03 22:21
Pas très connue Birgu, un style comme Mdina et la Valette, la chaude couleur du bâtiment et le charme du balcon différent de ce qu'on a l'habitude de voir à la Valette, bon cadrage, netteté et couleurs
amaryllis (33598) 2014-09-06 5:24
très belle photo de cette architecture avec un cadrage bien symétrique et ce joli balcon avec ces plantes vertes
une belle couleur de pierre typique de la région maltaise
COSTANTINO (51850) 2014-09-08 8:37
Hello dear friend
here we have a first quality shot from Malta
showing a balcony from an anient building
with traditional details
fine symmetry and impressive architecturak
details with delicate and impressive decorations
have a nice time
ChrisJ (94828) 2014-09-10 11:59
I like the upward pov on the curved balcony and balustrade at the top. Good sharpness and natural looking colour with wonderful warm vs cold colour contrasts between the blue sky and honey colored stone of the buildings. Tfs!
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (79973)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-09-02 0:02