A view of the clock tower of Saint John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta.
St. Johns Co-Cathedral was built by the Knights of Malta between 1573 and 1578, having been commissioned in 1572 by Grand Master Jean de la Cassière as the conventual church of the Order of the Knights Hospitaller of St John, known as the Knights of Malta. The Church was designed by the Maltese military architect Glormu Cassar (Girolamo Cassar) who designed several of the more prominent buildings in Valletta. The church is considered to be one of the finest examples of high Baroque architecture in Europe and one of the world's great cathedrals.
In contrast to the luxuriously decorated interior, the exterior of the Cathedral is rather severe. Built immediately after the ending of the Great Siege of 1565, it is reminiscent of a military fort.
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dkmurphys (47258) 2014-06-30 1:10
Hi Stephen, Nice detail of the impressive tower. Valletta is one of the most spectacular cities through it's architecture.
carlo62 (28785) 2014-06-30 3:04
è un vero e proprio assalto all'isola di Malta, un piccolo gioiello pieno di sorprese e di ottimi soggetti fotografici.
Il colore delle architetture e il cielo blu, sono una caratteristica essenziale, questo abbinamento risulta splendido allo sguardo.
Bel particolare, ben inquadrato e ben fotografato.
jhm (136096) 2014-06-30 3:23
This is real a wonderful clock tower with the watches in foreground.
We see three watches with different hours, the big clock half past eleven, the other I have not knowledge of the time!
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
williewhistler (12839) 2014-06-30 4:43
a nice idea compositionally to off set the clock tower and make good use of the green leaves as a frame.
There is much to peruse and enjoy in a nice clear shot.
timecapturer (45985) 2014-06-30 4:46
just commented on Daniel's Valletta architectural shot and now I see yours. Totally different but just as wonderful. This church looks so elegant and beautifully detailed in this fine image. Balanced composition with a clear blue sky making it all the more captivating.
Have a good week - B.
miumiu (5351) 2014-06-30 5:09
l like this POV! The details of the architecture are wonderful.
The warm lights and colours are very lovely on your photo. The blue sky background is very impressive.
l like it very much!
Nicou (117728) 2014-06-30 5:46
quelle vue sur ce clocher superbe image et compo quel éclairage ce doux sur la pierre merveilleux,
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (55767) 2014-06-30 7:45
Il est beau et très compact ce clocher et le cadrage carré est bien choisit pour le mettre en évidence. L'arbre tout vert vient bien compléter l'ensemble.
Silvio1953 (117383) 2014-06-30 10:59
Ciao Stephen, great detail of beautiful tower, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Fis2 (82732) 2014-06-30 13:07
A very curious tower clock (belfry).
I like POV and colors.
Noel_Byrne (21684) 2014-06-30 13:19
It is a rather austere exterior but no less beautiful for it. For me, it's an exotic style, very different from what I see every day, and for me that's a great thing to see, I learn so much about architecture here! I have to admit I had not heard of this place before, so thanks for sharing.
Tigerlily (3033) 2014-06-30 13:27
Beautifully captured image... A very impressive tower. I don't remember that I have ever seen a clock tower like this before.. I can hear the bell running..:-D
emka (74187) 2014-06-30 14:17
beautiful view of the tower but I am more interested in these clocks. What a blue colour! Fabulous.
WArm regrads MAlgo
pierrefonds (55412) 2014-06-30 17:25
Le clocher est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de la tour de l'horloge. La bonne luminosité met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.
Cricri (102223) 2014-07-01 8:18
Intéressante image de la tour aux quatre cloches et ces trois horloges, qui lui fait une particularité, bon cadrage et présentation
Apurba20 (984) 2014-07-02 1:31
Nice clockwork. And the tower too.
Excellent composition, with almost perfect exposure.
Have a great day.
John_F_Kennedy (42048) 2014-07-03 6:45
Good square format to show this church in a nice surrounding environment.
PiotrF (5226) 2014-07-07 15:18
Nice view of the clock tower of church in Valletta, well captured and framed shot of a good perspective.Nice composition
Excellent quality, some good details. Colors, contrast are excellent.Interesting note.
fabbs99 (16141) 2014-07-09 23:11
Nice shot of the clock tower.Nice colors and sharpness.Excellent POV.TFS.
photographer_sg (3257) 2014-07-11 9:52
Excellent view of the clock tower with such lovely architecture. The simple composition with the tree on the right is very elegant. You utilised the light fully to achieve fine sharpness and great contrast with the vivid blue sky.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (79973)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-30 0:00