Valletta's streets and piazzas contain architecture ranging from early 16th century Baroque to Modernism. The city serves as the island's principal cultural centre and its unique collection of churches, palaces and museums attract visitors from around the world.
When Benjamin Disraeli, future British Prime Minister, visited the city in 1830, he described it as "a city of palaces built by gentlemen for gentlemen," and remarked that "Valletta equals in its noble architecture, if it does not excel, any capital in Europe," and in other letters called it "comparable to Venice and Cádiz" and "full of palaces worthy of Palladio."
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macjake (60580) 2014-04-28 6:23
could you possibly imagine how Malta looked like in 1830!
Oh to have a time machine eh!
the top of the photo is my favorite part, seeing the details and designs on the buildings. They present very well even in the somewhat shady light.
nice shot all around
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-28 8:23
love the originality of this shot. Superb use of the diagonals, light and shadows, but it is the human interest that adds scale and real character to this image. Well done!
Enjoy a good week - B.
holmertz (44420) 2014-04-28 8:27
There's a lot of nice geometry in this photo. Especially I notice how the point of the lower triangle hits the corner perfectly. In spite of the triangles and diagonal lines I think the man slowly walking out of the picture plays a very important role for the composiion.
Sergiom (66209) 2014-04-29 5:18
J'aime beaucoup les lignes parallèles a différents niveaux de cette composition qui offre un beau contraste entre les ombres et la lumière.
Nicou (128864) 2014-04-29 6:01
ce personnage en fond avec cette façade de pierre et la partie vitrée reluisante qui ressort fantastique vue.
Bravo et amitié