The wooden balconies are a trademark for Malta and especially for Valletta.
They are from Arabic times when women had to be hidden. However the Maltese society didn’t have to hide women, but instead it morphed into the fact that pretty much all women were housewives and they really stayed in the home and didn’t venture out. The saying “a woman’s place is in the home” rings true here. :))
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dta (56526) 2013-09-03 1:19
Hello DAniel ,
Superb perspective on thses splendid balconies . I like especially the warm tonalities of the old stoned walls .
snunney (72566) 2013-09-03 1:43
Great capture of these famous balconies. I like the oblique perspective and the excellent detail to be observed. Very good colours and sharpness. The strip of blue sky is well included, contrasting pleasantly with the warm tones of the architecture.
serp2000 (33057) 2013-09-03 2:17
Another beautiful postcard from Valetta,
This is very interesting illustration of your note. I remember I was wondered by fact the Maltese language is a kind of Arabian language only with the Latin letters.
lousat (64053) 2013-09-03 3:55
Hi Daniel,i like a lot this kind of pics whit the facades in the sun and in a long perspective,a great capture of the details of these old buildings whit the typycal maltese architechture,perfect exposure and colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Sergiom (45244) 2013-09-03 4:51
Un phénomène architectural particulier et très photogénique de Valetta. J'aime beaucoup le plan serré et l'effet de compression ainsi que la diagonale dans l'image.
timecapturer (36972) 2013-09-03 5:03
a delightful shot this. So much character and immaculate detail that looks charming and beautiful in this setting. Execution and presentation perfect here. Well done!
macondo (18461) 2013-09-03 6:23
A fine composition/crop, relying for its interest in the fine detail, lovely warm colours and repeated pattern of interesting windows and balconies. Very atmospheric and beautifully presented. I love the little area of bright blue sky in the corner!
Nicou (105629) 2013-09-03 7:00
Fantastique graphsime de façade quels balcons quelles barrières et iamge une mervielle et ce lumirèes sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
chrisvek (6995) 2013-09-03 8:07
Excellent architectural details with splendid lightning usage and awesome city details.Awesome POV and perfect symmetry.Well done.
Have a nice day
Silvio1953 (105343) 2013-09-03 12:25
Ciao Daniel, great perspective on interesting facades, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PaulVDV (17203) 2013-09-03 12:26
I personally think that this Maltese trademark is an incredibly beautiful thing. I mean as well the design of these balconies as their different and sometimes very vivid colours. Here we see a fiery red balcony and ditto windows at the far left.
I note that flags are still popular in Malta.
Best regards, Paul
jjcordier (67146) 2013-09-03 23:00
Bonne photo de ces façades de La Valette et de leurs étonnants balcons presque tous différents les uns des autres. Très bon POV.
claudeD (26906) 2013-09-04 1:35
very good architecture from Malta showing this interesting details and the balconies. Excellent light managment.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
marabu61 (5863) 2013-09-04 2:01
It is good that for most of the women in the world the saying about their right place has changed since, hasn't it.
La Valette looks to me more like a big fortress than a real city, a feel that is enhanced strongly in this composition.
have a great day
macjake (45556) 2013-09-04 11:18
yes, I viewed many of these in Peru aswell, very common architecture style there.
We were told these balconies are covered because it was either unsafe for the person to be seen outside, or they just wanted the ultimate privacy but still being able to be 'outside'....who knows really!!
I do know i like the photo for its style and subject, and also the wires messy look.
clic (12465) 2013-09-04 16:27
Thanks for the rigorous verticals.
Those exotic balconies adding high relief to the mostly-monochrome juxtaposed walls create a fabulous "local flavour"!
Each of those enclosures are just perfect for a 180 degrees view on the neighbourhood but not so convenient for idle gossip, though!
korbee (6553) 2013-10-14 12:53
Thanks for showing me all these photos from Malta,I dont know much about it...
These balconies remindding me to Rajasthan in India,well captured and observed.