Sliema is a town located on the northeast coast of Malta. It is a tourist centre for shopping, restaurants and café life. The town is also a major commercial and residential area and houses several quality hotels. Tas-Sliema, which means 'peace, comfort', was once a quiet fishing village on the peninsula across Marsamxett Harbour from Valletta. Now Sliema and the coastline up to neighbouring St. Julian's constitutes Malta's main coastal resort; as a result, Sliema has been ringed with modern apartment blocks and become engorged with traffic in recent decades causing protest from local residents.
Sliema got its name from a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary, which served as a beacon and a reference point to the few fishermen who lived in that area. The name could thus be connected with the first words of the Hail Mary prayer, which in Maltese is "Sliem G?alik Marija". Sliem is the Maltese word meaning peace.
At the Great Siege of 1565, il-Qortin, as it was then known, was a camp centre for Turkish troops led by Dragut. He met his fate there, having been killed by a bombardment from Fort St. Elmo at the other flank of Marsamxett Harbour, where Tas-Sliema stands.
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berek (50504) 2014-08-05 0:15
What a lıvely daily life sense from Malta. Good light managment and composition.
miumiu (6113) 2014-08-05 0:59
This photo gives me very kind moments. l spent my holidays in Sliema 2 times, in a similar apartment that we can see in the right side of your picture.
l like this charming, busy, beautiful city.
The colours and lights are excellent!
Thanks for sharing.
Royaldevon (40418) 2014-08-05 2:11
You certainly had a great time exploring the island. Did you visit Mellieha Bay which is where we stayed.
I love how the light is reflected on the hulls of the boats; it always gives a sense of the mood. You have given us a lovely 'feel' for the town, its mixture of old and new, so closely intermingled.
Have a great day,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-05 2:39
a shot that captures the way the tourist industry has dictated the growth of this resort. I stayed here on my one trip to this little island and can see how the modern apartments have started to dwarf the older and more aesthetically pleasing architecture. Can understand why the locals are a bit peeved! It still has lots of character though, as this fine shot displays wonderfully. I expect Burger King gets more visitors than that little church on Sundays....is that progress? One wonders.....
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-08-05 2:43
An excellent image of this old town with its touch of modernism. One can't stop 'progress'. Love the boats in the foreground.
ikeharel (73561) 2014-08-05 2:48
Old and modern town houses and archi.-design mingle on the seafront promende scenery.
Two sails-boats and some smaller one on blue water are in fine contrast to buildings. Church's facade and red dome stand-out on sight.
well collected, fine clarity and DOF which is notable on image.
pierrefonds (68211) 2014-08-05 4:23
Les bateaux aident au cadrage des immeubles. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails, les couleurs des bateaux et des immeubles. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.
serp2000 (44734) 2014-08-05 4:38
Malta is my old dream. I have the plans to visit this country. Good presentation of Sliema, excellent composition, beautiful architecture.
Fis2 (100872) 2014-08-05 6:26
I like POV and colors.
Have anice afternoon.
Nicou (145294) 2014-08-05 6:54
Quel ciel pur et limpide superbe vue et compo la coupole rouge ressort de ces maison quel graphisme et les bateaux en premier plan ces mâts les différents étage grandiose captage.
Bravo et amitié
carlo62 (50968) 2014-08-05 9:13
gran bel mix tra antiche e nuove architetture, con le belle barche in mostra.
Una bella immagine, che rende attraente il luogo.
ourania (47910) 2014-08-05 10:03
view and composition are attractive and interesting, the schooners are very elegant, they are well defined and stand out in spite of the very busy and vibrant background. Your picture has exceptional sharpness and clarity, you achieved very vivid and natural colours, the overwhelming light hasn't caused any distortion. The blue areas frame the intricate middle zone very agreeably. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Silvio1953 (146855) 2014-08-05 12:31
Ciao Stephen, great view of beautiful town, lovely composition with a lot of bioats, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
npecanhuk (75592) 2014-08-05 17:00
Beautiful picture too!
Sharpness, expsoure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-08-07 9:51
Old and new rub shoulders in this attractive seaside location Stephen. The elegant boats make a super FP which enhances the maritime look of the shot.
Nicely managed despite the bright light.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (101826)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-04 23:59