Marsaxlokk is a traditional fishing village much frequented by tourists located in the south-eastern part of Malta, with a population of 3,499 people (March 2013). The village’s name comes from marsa, which means "port" and xlokk, which is the local name for south east. The word is related to the name for the dry sirocco wind that blows from the Sahara, comparable to the equivalent Catalan word, "xaloc". The village is known for the Marsaxlokk Market, a large market which takes place around the whole village on Sundays and tourist market all days during the week. The inhabitants of the village are called the Xlukkajri and are historically fishermen though a large proportion are now involved in tourism
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carlo62 (29677) 2014-08-15 0:16
una prospettiva di ..... affamati.
Molto bella e originale, hai sfruttato al meglio quello che offriva l'orario, difficile arrivare alla chiesa senza fermarsi a mangiare qualcosa.
emka (75373) 2014-08-15 0:25
Hi Stephen, All people hide in the shadow under umbrellas, only one girl prefers to make some pictures. Nice composition.
Warm regrads MAlgo
photographer_sg (3469) 2014-08-15 0:45
Wonderful view of this location with a lot of old world charm. Must surely be an ideal place for tourists with the amount of activity visible through this photograph. The perspective with the lead line right up to the lovely building with the two towers is perfect with the details pin sharp all the way.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
Royaldevon (27805) 2014-08-15 1:34
It is a great Sunday destination!
Your photograph has captured the mood and the location very well; we see happy crowds, an attractive setting and glorious sunshine!
Your viewpoint ensures that every detail is observed, with the church as a rewarding end point.
Have a lovely day,
When we were there, they had just received a small boat, full of illegal migrants from N. Africa. The people were in a sad state of health! Seemingly, it is quite a regular occurrence.
timecapturer (46699) 2014-08-15 2:51
Ahh! now this is no new tall buildings Malta. Just as I remember it, full of wonderful charm and character. Looks like Sunday lunch here is just as busy as a warm summers day in England too! Irresistible!
Have a great weekend - B.
Totally miserable here today and its cold! Hope summer has not gone away just yet! B.
COSTANTINO (53049) 2014-08-15 4:24
Hello my dear friend
I geberally love the traditions and I like
the idea of this traditional fishing village
much frequented by tourists
nice place to drink a coffe or to have
a walk shot with great lightness and
thanks for this atmosphere
jhm (136896) 2014-08-15 4:51
We can alone but dream of this sunny weather, everyday rain, and 17° Celsius middle of the summer.
A lovely area with the old buildings and splendid market place..
You chose a very well angle, this cares for depth and perspective
Addition of the people gives more life at the picture
Sharpness and colours are pleasant.
Excellent captured nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (56819) 2014-08-15 5:14
Tu as bien saisi l'essence de cette superbe place bordée de terrasses. Le point de vue très bas donne de la profondeur à l'image et tout converge vers l'église en arrière plan qui est superbe dans cette lumière.
Giustiniani (3244) 2014-08-15 5:19
un lieu agréable, il doit faire bon s’attabler à l'abri des parasols. Une belle mise en valeuer de ce joli site.
John_F_Kennedy (42048) 2014-08-15 5:46
A wonderful shot of a wonderful market. Great weather conditions here. Colours looks amazing.
Nicou (118406) 2014-08-15 7:38
quelle iamge et ocmpo sueprbe vue quelle plage avec ces terrasses et en fond cette églis cette luminosité superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Cricri (103385) 2014-08-15 7:52
Et bien il y a beaucoup plus de terrasses depuis que je suis passée, même le parasol coca cola a disparu, belle vue sur l'église et son dôme, un temps comme en Corse :-)....et je confirme que oui !
cornejo (29495) 2014-08-15 11:14
Hi Stephen, very good view of this interesting and beautiful scene of daily life, with interesting buildings around, nicely captured by a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. An interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Noel_Byrne (22270) 2014-08-15 12:55
The shades over the cafe there look very eastern to me, and add a nice touch to this fine urban scene, the cathedral taking pride of place and seeming to have its very own personality as it sits there watching over all the passers by, fine but sky, I miss that. I like the leading line of the pathway too.
pierrefonds (55814) 2014-08-15 18:23
La présence des gens animent la scène. La longueur de la rue donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de les détails des immeubles et de l'église. La bonne luminosité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.
Fis2 (83360) 2014-08-16 8:26
Nice scene from street.
Good frame, colors and persp[ective.
I like church.
macjake (54264) 2014-08-21 5:15
some harsh light in the sky there, looks pretty strong!
no clouds around to buffer it, but what can you do?
fine composition with the cathedral smartly placed at the 1/3 location, and the overall scene has a very friendly vibe/feel to it.
excellent light along the mid and bottom portions though.
thanks for this one
annjackman (18621) 2014-08-24 10:31
As usual I am drawn to your atmospheric street scenes. There is something about street café culture that I really like. The brightly coloured chairs and the relaxed postures of the people make for a lovely scene. Very well taken.
Kind Regards, Ann
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (80897)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/22, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-15 0:10