This is the Parish Church, a spectacular building in the village of Mellieħa. I was lucky to be there during the ‘Mellieħa Nights’, a local festival celebrated with concerts, lights and street shows.
Towards the end of the 19th century, when the Sanctuary of Lady of Mellieħa was becoming too small for the ever-growing Mellieħa community, it was felt necessary to build a new church. The British Government had already allocated an area near Miżieb for the building of the Parish Church but Parish Priest Francis Maria Magri had other plans, for he wanted the Parish Church to be as near as possible to the Sanctuary so as not to divide the Parish. Its foundation stone was laid in 1883 and it took 14 years of hard voluntary work for it to be completed. The white upper coralline-limestone building-stones were cut from a quarry in Armier and brought over on carts by the locals. It was blessed in 1897 though still without its belfries which were built later in 1920. It was later consecrated in 1930. Today various architectural works, sculptures, statues and paintings embellish this unique church.
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lousat (64197) 2013-08-29 1:26
Hi Daniel,your gallery is full of beautiful pics,but this is abslutely one of your best!Fantastic choice of the moment,a magnificent blue hour to contrast the colors of this Church illuminates by purple lights,and what a quality too,i like it..a lot!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
limielski (2571) 2013-08-29 2:14
Cool perspective and POV! wonderful colours and quality of your work!
Have a nice day!
alive (1324) 2013-08-29 2:14
I really like this photo.
Very good color, clarity and sharpness.
krzychu30 (12689) 2013-08-29 2:23
I think you couldn´t choose the better time to capture this scene.Blue hour and illuminated by pinkish colors facade looks really amazing!Almost like a scene from some kind of fairytale.
mesutilgim (73024) 2013-08-29 3:21
Nice capture from Malta with a perfect experience of old and modern ! Amazing lightworks.
TFS and best regards
Sergiom (45441) 2013-08-29 5:40
J'aime bien que l'on utilise les facades d'églises où l'on fait des projections lumineuses. Celle-ci est tellement claire que l'on croirait être en plein jour. La contre plongée donne beaucoup d'ampleur.
gervaso (9247) 2013-08-29 7:12
The architecture is beautiful, and with these lights the place looks really spectacular! Very good colors! Wonderful composition!
chrisvek (6995) 2013-08-29 8:28
Very wonderful colors and amazing architectural details.Very good contrasts and amazing amount of saturation.Very nice framework and POV.
have a nice day
subhendu_bagchi (21056) 2013-08-29 8:33
an interesting colourful church. Great catch using a nice POV. Excellent depth and fantastic sharpness. Really a superb architectural shot. Tfs.
Nicou (105809) 2013-08-29 9:48
quel cadrage et vue quel éclairage e tiamge ce rose sur un côté de la façade sueprbe maîtrise des lumières merveilleuse vue et compo de cette église.
Bravo et amitié
holmertz (31302) 2013-08-29 10:33
Extraordinary light and colours. A fine low POV that makes the well lit church look very dramatic against the evening sky.
Romano46 (11509) 2013-08-29 10:44
una foto che non passa certamente inosservata per il grande impatto visivo.
Un eccellente punto di ripresa ed una composizione assai piacevole contribuiscono al suo successo che è dovuto in buona parte alla splendida colorazione della facciata della chiesa in splendido contrasto con il colore intenso del cielo.
Eccellente la nitidezza.
Ciao e buona serata
Schnappilic (9088) 2013-08-29 11:33
Interesant mod de a ilumina fatada catedralei. Arata superb in timpul orei albastre.
O seara buna!
carlo62 (19421) 2013-08-29 14:32
tu hai avuto la fortuna di assistere a questa bella festa, ma noi abbiamo avuto la fortuna di vedere la tua bella foto.
Eccellente esposizione, colori e luci molto belli in questa bellissima ora blu.
jjcordier (67226) 2013-08-29 22:16
ce type de projections colorées sur des façades de bâtiments tend à se multiplier un peu partout. Je ne peux pas dire que j'en sois particulièrement fan mais il faut avouer que ça donne une vision originale du bâtiment. Tu en as réalisé, en tout cas, une photo de qualité.
emka (64144) 2013-08-29 23:48
hello Daniel, We will see now the series from Malta, I suppose. good start with this night shot in amazing colours. Fantastic moment. Fabulous colors, unreal.
dta (56664) 2013-08-30 3:51
Hello Daniel ,
An outstanding capture at the blue hour . The angle of view and the framing are just perfect . I like a lot the colors and the architecture , too .
Silvio1953 (105527) 2013-08-31 5:31
Ciao Daniel, great POV on fantastic church, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (32505) 2013-09-02 9:01
Gorgeous how they have painted the church with such delightful colours. Its your pov and compo lending to a fine effect that echoes the wonderful architectures seen from low view point. A grand strong image well illuminated in great clarity and contrast, thks for the infor notes. Congrats
siudzi (27757) 2013-09-07 11:03
Indeed, this church with an unique colorful illumination on the facade looks so charming and amazing. Lucky you to be at the right place in the right moment!:) Excellent blue hour shot. Very well managed exposure and sharpness to achieve spectacular result. TFS.
sevy (14301) 2013-09-12 3:46
Interesting for me to see your shots of Malta. I was there for job purpose in July but with no time to visit or to take some photos.
This one at blue hour time, with a good control of exposure and the colorful lightning on the front is very pleasant.
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-09-15 1:12
Daniel, I'm impressed by the composition, the reflection and the beautiful light creating a fabulous contrast!!
your work is unique and very beautiful!!
all the best