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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dkmurphys (59995) 2014-09-03 0:53
Genuine scene from Birgu. I liked that city a lot, I have some similar scenes in my gallery. Well taken.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-09-03 1:16
Excellent framing and composition with great depth and fine textural details. The charming location immediately invites me to walk down the cobbled road and turn left at the arched gateway :). Very well balanced with the plants, the tower and the beautiful antique lamp.
Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
miumiu (6113) 2014-09-03 2:17
Very lovely and charming street detail.
l like the golden colours of the buildings.
Sergiom (81765) 2014-09-03 5:58
Tes photos me donnent le goût d'aller visiter Malte. Cela semble très beau.Ici, un petit coin charmant avec un très beau dôme rose comme point d'orgue.
Nicou (144264) 2014-09-03 7:54
Superbe vue et rendu sur cette façade merveilleux quel tons doux avec la coupole rouge et ce pavage merveilleuse vue et image superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (99686) 2014-09-03 9:16
I like colors and frame.
Good POV and frame.
ourania (47120) 2014-09-03 9:27
a walk through these alleys must be delightful and interesting, the visitor constantly surrounded by fine, antique architectural details and history. You are offering us an inviting view, a solid composition with well managed perspective and depth. You softened the shadows very aptly and captured a great range of tones on a seemingly homogeneous palette. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
TopGeo (38216) 2014-09-03 9:55
An interesting architectural scene impress the composition and gives each item its own importance! With a strong presence of yellow Also note add!
pierrefonds (67539) 2014-09-03 16:34
La longueur de la rue donne de la profondeur à la scène. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de l'immeuble. La lumière fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.
berek (50504) 2014-09-03 20:23
A beautiful image from the streets of Malta. appears in the upper left, the historic church is very impressive dome. very successful composition.
aliabazari (16170) 2014-09-03 22:16
Very nice shot of this place. The facade is very attractive choice. Very good composition architecture. Thank-you for sharing
Cricri (120521) 2014-09-04 11:44
Une rue de pavés qui nous invite a la découverte de cet endroit intéressant et beau, par son architecture et ces couleurs, belle présentation
Silvio1953 (145605) 2014-09-05 10:40
Ciao Stephen, lovely corner, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful Golden colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (58576) 2014-09-10 7:55
The golden facades of this building are really delightful and I love how you've composed the shot to seem like the photo is naturally framed by the buildings and paved road. Another very cute and quaint corner of Malta, you must have felt like a kid in a lolly shop.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely week
serp2000 (44574) 2014-09-27 1:04
I think this is one of the best your latest photos. Excellent presentation of the old street of Birgu. Fine details, marvelous golden colors make this picture more attractive. TFS!
Best wishes from Southern Turkey!
Gigidusud (21151) 2014-10-05 7:23
Très joli cet angle de rue avec ces façades ocres et de beaux détails. Bravo!
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (100740)
- 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/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-09-02 23:58