A view of the entrance to the Palazzo Parisio in Valletta, Malta. The palace now houses the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Some information from the Ministry’s web site:
Built in the early 18th century by Bishop Sceberras on the site of two former houses in Merchants Street, then known as Strada San Giacomo, Palazzo Parisio consists of three elements, each two storeys high, enclosing a central courtyard. A new third storey was added after the First World War.
By the late 18th century the property became the town house of Chavalier Paolo Parisio Muscati, a Neapolitan Maltese nobleman who had married Donna Anna Muscati, grand-daughter of Donna Maria Sceberras, mother of Bishop Sceberras. Paolo Parisio played an influential role during the latter years of the Order of St. John’s rule in Malta. It was during this period that the site acquired its lasting epithet of Palazzo Parisio.
On 13th June 1798 Napoleon Bonaparte landed in Malta and took residence at the Palazzo. During his seven eventful days’ stay at the Palazzo, prior to embarking for his Egyptian campaign, Napoleon dictated the transformation of Malta’s ancient legal and administrative structures in the Republican ‘Code Napoleon’. Less than three months later these imposed, deep rooted and abrupt changes instigated the insurrection of the Maltese against the French culminating in the island being rescued with the help of the British, who subsequently became the ruling power for over 150 years.
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photographer_sg (4412) 2014-07-22 1:48
Another excellent photograph from Malta. The view through the magnificent entrance is fascinating and full of lovely details. The exposure is managed really well under the bright sunlight with excellent details even in the darker interior.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
Royaldevon (36169) 2014-07-22 2:37
A well composed shot with an irresistible invitation to enter! I like how the photograph moves from light, to shadow and, surprisingly, back to light.
There is a slight amount of oe in the strong outside light but without consequence other than to give extra relief in the interior.
Have a lovely day,
batalay (37855) 2014-07-22 2:46
As usual this is a beautifully conceived and exposed shot... considering how bright the stones can be in the sunshine, and how much contrast you must accommodate. Where the architect has imbued his work with symmetry, we also should celebrate that symmetry. I might have moved over an inch or two to the left to frame the arch within entirely symmetric with the outside door framing it.
ourania (41292) 2014-07-22 3:44
I like very much this composition that focuses on the open doorway but also gives us a glimpse of the architectural style of the building. The areas in which we are led by the perspective are interesting and agreeable. Your light management is very apt, there's very good balance between light and shade. All the elements have a significant place in your composition, the natural colours are lovely. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
pierrefonds (63372) 2014-07-22 4:22
Les colonnes cadrent bien l'entrée. La longueur du corridor donne de la profondeur à la scène. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs des colonnes. La bonne luminosité donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-22 4:28
well controlled light and exposure here, with the interior of this palatial entrance clear and enticing. The little olive tree seems to be moving towards the shade, guess it was a hot day!
Sergiom (73496) 2014-07-22 5:32
Cette photo donne envie de pousser la porte de l'endroit et d'y entrer pour voir l'intérieur du palais. La lumière très forte est parfaitement gérée.
Fis2 (93889) 2014-07-22 5:42
Beautiful columns at the entrance.
Good POV and colors.
Window 1/2 :(
Excellent light and sharpness.
Nicou (136236) 2014-07-22 6:51
avec ces deux colonnes quelle compo et vue quelle belle entrée et captage superbe image avec la porte de bois et le vitrage grillagé grandiose vue.
Bravo et amitié
Gigidusud (19939) 2014-07-22 11:46
Une entrée bien cadrée avec une belle profondeur qui nous conduit au patio et une grande gestion des différentes lumières. Bravo!
lousat (87202) 2014-07-22 14:14
Salut Steph,une capture elegante et tres jolie du palais des affaires etrangers maltais,j'aime ta choix de l'image pas simmetrique,exposition au top et details super.Belle journee' et merci,Luciano
PiotrF (15330) 2014-07-23 15:23
Nice view view of the entrance to the Palazzo Parisio in Valletta.Interesting picture with good sharpness and quality.
Very good and nice job perfectly done.
emka (91544) 2014-07-25 5:54
Hello Stephen, nice view of the entrance to this palace. beautiful presentation in not easy light conditions. what is the most interesting here is for me the language on the tablet. Has the similarities to other languages, but different. i do not not anything about maltese.
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- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (94953)
- 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, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-21 23:57