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.
This will the last posting for a while as I am about to set off on a prolonged holiday.
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jhm (135908) 2014-09-05 0:37
I wish you a very well vacation, enjoy of these nice period.
Your picture is very well, also a nice panorama about these area with two cranes as extra on these picture, nice foreground with the boat and small pier.
Composition and presentation makes your picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
PiotrF (5012) 2014-09-05 5:00
nice panoramic view about these area with small marina.
Great composition, colour and presentation be superb. Beautiful job perfectly done. Very interesting notes.
Gerrit (44919) 2014-09-05 5:21
well balanced composition and the combination of old buildings and cranes works very fine,
williewhistler (12763) 2014-09-05 5:31
this is an interesting shot to finish the series with,the combination of the old buildings and modern cranes gives a good idea of the diverse nature of the area.
Enjoy your holiday.
Sergiom (55477) 2014-09-05 5:52
Même si il semble n'y avoir aucun espace vide pour construire il y a de belles et immenses grues dans le ciel de Valetta. Signe que les choses vont bien dans la région.
dkmurphys (47052) 2014-09-05 6:50
Nice capture of one piece of the Grand Harbor of Valletta. I like that unique style of limestone architecture. Well taken.
Noel_Byrne (21568) 2014-09-05 6:56
This looks like a city of fascinating ruins, so many fine buildings and it has a look about that speaks of ancient stories. The cranes and ship actually give good sale to the old buildings too. I love the desert like colors of everything around this view.
Thanks as always, have a great holiday.
ikeharel (53183) 2014-09-05 8:24
The two giant cranes looks as guarding angels above the town skyline.
Fine view from across the bay, the dominating baige/light-brown colors of the local-stones houses, camouflage onto the island landscape.
The number of vessels on harbour contrast well onto the scene.
Have a nice weekend,
Fis2 (82540) 2014-09-05 8:49
Curious view, interesting architecture.
I like POV and colors.
Very impressive port ;)
gildasjan (41136) 2014-09-05 9:55
Architecture et roches sont du plus bel effet avec leurs teintes très chaudes.Cela crée un bon contraste malgré ce ciel un peu laiteux.Le bateau au premier plan donne la bonne touche à cette réalisation.
carlo62 (28525) 2014-09-05 15:22
sopporto molte cose nelle foto, ma le gru sono tra quelle cose che non sopporto. Ciò nonostante, sembra che tu le abbia utilizzate molto bene e le hai trasformate in una bella composizione.
pierrefonds (55304) 2014-09-05 18:11
La prise de vue permet de voir les détails des immeubles. La présence des grues indique des projets de construction ou de rénovation. Les couleurs contrastent bien entre elles. Bonne soirée.
Nicou (117398) 2014-09-05 20:43
quelle vue et image superbe avec ces deux grandes grue jaune qui se fondent avec la fortification et la mer le bateaux superbe panorama et compo.
Bravo et amitié
wolf38 (30606) 2014-09-06 10:13
Hello Stephen. Pictures of Malta remind me of my stay on this historic island. As always, a very informative text. Malta is well worth a visit.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
fabbs99 (16129) 2014-09-08 23:57
Nice image from Birgu.I love to see the yellow colors.Keep sharing.
swapankumarroy (1204) 2014-09-18 12:04
Very nice shoot the old and important harbor of Malta, a very beautiful boat with good contrast sailing in sea was an attractive look in this frame. Color and composition all are well.
with warm regards and thanks,
emka (73925) 2014-09-18 20:58
Hello Sephen, Amazing view of all these buildings in the same golden colours. Excellent omposition. Warm regrads from Moscow
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (79973)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-00
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-09-04 23:47