The Lower Barakka Gardens (Il-Barrakka t'Isfel) is a garden in Valletta and it is twinned with the Upper Barrakka Gardens in the same city. It offers a magnificent view of the Grand Harbour and the Breakwater.
There are two monuments, one dedicated to Alexander Ball and another in remembrance of the Great Siege of Malta.
Another prominent feature is the neo-classical temple folly at the centre of the park.
In addition, the terrace area features a number of commemorative plaques, dedicated to, amongst others, the Hungarian revolution of 1956, the Prague spring, Giuseppe Garibaldi and the 50th anniversary of the European Union.
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ManuMay (36285) 2014-01-09 4:46
Very beautiful view, the composition leads our view to the monument, colours and contrasts are very good too, excellent work!
Have a nice day...
Noel_Byrne (32500) 2014-01-09 5:07
A great lead to the folly under beautiful light which makes the picture look really inviting. I have to admit to admiring follies too, although they are a real sign of opulence in many cases, they can add to much interest to a landscape, and this is a perfect example, its a fine and beautifully textured building.
All the best
carlo62 (51994) 2014-01-09 5:11
ho visto molte foto di questa città, ma non avevo mai visto questo luogo, sembra molto bello, la tua foto ci mostra questo bel monumento contornato da un altrettanto bel giardino.
Sergiom (84337) 2014-01-09 5:17
J'aime beaucoup cette contre plongée vers cette superbe structure au fond du jardin. J'aime le jeu entre les ombres du sentier et la luminosité qui tente de pénétrer entre les colonnes. Un beau cadrage vertical.
Nicou (146688) 2014-01-09 5:25
quelle compo et iamge quel chemin nous mène à ce temple la belle verdure qui entoure le tout et ces colonnes quel éclairage sueprbe architecture et compo.
Bravo et amitié
Oceania (5202) 2014-01-09 5:39
Most of your pictures are in vertical format. It becomes your signature style. They are all very nice. This one is no exception.
mkamionka (39111) 2014-01-09 6:08
I just realized that I was just in the upper gardens and missed the lower ones which is so pity. The upper ones were so beautiful and I see the lower one were quite interesting too. Great composition here with the road making a nice intro in the foreground. Greek/Roman structure is nicely complemented with the palm tree. Very charming place.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-01-09 23:47
Jolie vue de ce temple bien éclairé. J'ai un petit doute sur la présence de l'ombre en premier plan et j'aurais bien tenté un cadrage en format carré sans elle?
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-01-10 0:14
I´ve been there many times,but never came to the idea of taking picture of the Garden(just the views from the observation terrace)
Here you´ve made the Garden itself to the star of your composition and I can only say it´s definitely worth!
Nicely taken!At first sight it looks more like it would be somewhere in ancient Greece.
Have a nice day
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-01-10 6:50
good depth and perspective achieved thanks to the excellent POV. Good composition with the Greek looking temple at the end of the alley. Nice and natural colors with perfect sharpness.
All the best
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-01-10 8:06
Hello Daniel - I like the quiet atmosphere of this shot. I feel drawn to walk along the shaded path to the neo-classical folly which you present so nicely framed by trees. As always you have managed the light with your usual mastery. Warm regards Rosemary
npecanhuk (75660) 2014-01-10 16:12
Beautiful and pleasant-looking place!
Attractive and inviting picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, large grey & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
jemaflor (100065) 2014-01-11 8:35
Good depth effectr with the path in the Fg of the photo, interesting monument well presented, good light and contrast management. Tfs.
Cricri (122455) 2014-01-12 8:28
Je suis passée par là, mais hélas j'avais le soleil de face! belle présentation de cette belle architecture
cornejo (44607) 2014-01-14 5:04
Hello Daniel, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting building in this beautiful park, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Silvio1953 (148375) 2014-01-15 9:12
Ciao Daniel, lovely composition with beautiful garden, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (48684) 2014-01-16 10:01
the monument has surprised me, it is very attractive and intriguing in your composition. It's well placed, an inviting perspective leads to it and it's framed by lovely, rich, contrasting colours that set it off. The contrast between light and shade is wonderfully rendered too. The atmosphere of a quiet summer day is conveyed very effectively. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, take care,
serp2000 (45020) 2014-01-18 6:48
This is my last critique today on the TE and I'd like to give my points to this interesting photo, and so informative note. Attractive vertical composition, very nice vivid colors. Thanks for the presentation of Malta again. TFS!