A view of the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta, Malta. The classically designed building in the background houses the Malta Stock Exchange.
The Upper Barrakka Gardens (Il-Barrakka ta' Fuq) are a public garden in Valletta, Malta. It is twinned with the Lower Barrakka Gardens in the same city, and offers a panoramic view of the Grand Harbour.
One of Valletta's most beautiful parks, it was created in 1775 on the bastion of St. Peter and Paul. In the park there are several statues, including one from Sir Winston Churchill, and a sculpture by the Maltese sculptor Antonio Sciortino, entitled Les Gavroches (The Street Boys). The garden was the gift of an eighteenth-century Italian knight. It was originally intended to offer recreation to the knights of the Italian langue, or department, of the Order of Saint John.
It is the highest point of the city walls, and thus its bordering terrace offers a clear view over the Grand Harbour and the old towns of Senglea and Vittoriosa, as well as over the shipyard and the lower-lying parts the capital.
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ktanska (25084) 2014-08-09 0:41
It's a peaceful corner of the tightly built little capital. Classic architecture looks goos and your angle is well chosen resulting a dynamic view.
jhm (140689) 2014-08-09 1:35
These place is real wonderful with the fantastic Barrakka Gardens as subject with fantastic flowers.
I like the choice of your angle this create depth and perspective.
Excellent panoramic view about these area.
Very well composition, nice presentation too.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
daddo (24581) 2014-08-09 1:35
This is a lovely composition full of colour and intricate shapes. Nice contrast between the curve of the fountain and the straight lines of the building.I also like the blue sky- you got the exposure spot on this time.Regards. Klaudio.
carlo62 (34572) 2014-08-09 1:50
bel giardino e bella architettura, sei riuscito a comporre un'immagine con molte cose interessanti, dai fiori che danno colore, alla fontana che crea un bel riflesso.Ottima gestione della luce, il sole era molto forte e ci sono molte parti in ombra.
siudzi (34047) 2014-08-09 1:56
Wow! What a superb place you have visited! The combination of classy architecture and beautiful nature made the scene so attractive! Your color management is fantastic and again you achieved an amazing bright tonality which I love a lot! Bravo!
Have a nice day!
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-09 2:32
beautifully enticing sweep of a composition, and a shady place to rest amid such colourful summer displays. Looks so neat and tidy with classic architectural elegance to enjoy too! Wonderful!
Enjoy your weekend - B.
npecanhuk (66914) 2014-08-09 4:31
Beautiful and pleasant-looking place & details!
Very attractive picture too!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
pierrefonds (58003) 2014-08-09 5:36
L'étendue des jardins donne de la profondeur à la scène. Les arbres et les fleurs cadrent bien l'immeuble. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails, les couleurs des jardins et de l'immeuble. La bonne luminosité valorise les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.
Nicou (124295) 2014-08-09 6:34
avec le reflet dans la fontaine quelle vue et compo quelle iamge et cpatage ce rond de la fontaine et cet édiffice la végétation le mouvement sur l'eau superbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (86837) 2014-08-09 6:55
Lovely place and building.
Excellent composition and colors.
Very well done.
Have a nice weekend.
Sergiom (62096) 2014-08-09 7:40
Cette photo est vraiment très belle. Le regard suit naturellement le sentier dans l'image tout en admirant les fleurs au passage vers cette superbe structure au fond sous une superbe lumière.
Noel_Byrne (25314) 2014-08-09 8:11
There is a beautiful combination of elements in this, the church reminds me of an ancient temple, giving a great architectural interest, but the colors brought in by those flowers is really eye catching. Combined with the soft ripples of the water and the gnarled branches of the tree, I can easily see why this is considered the most beautiful park. An excellent all encompassing shot to show this places attraction. Nicely done, and thanks as always for sharing.
asajernigan (21330) 2014-08-09 11:05
This is a nicely composed shot of these gardens. The curving path past the fountain leads the eye through the scene perfectly. The trees frame the building nicely. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness and detail.
lousat (78503) 2014-08-09 15:19
Salut Steph,une perspective et une prise de vue tres originales,pour avoir une composition tres riche des choses a regarder et capturees dans une qualite' super,magnifiques les abtracts reflects de l'eglise dans l'eau! Bon Dimanche et merci,Luciano
Cricri (108095) 2014-08-10 14:18
Bel angle de prise avec la fontaine en cadrage et les reflets, belle lumière et couleurs, j'ai beaucoup aimer ces jardins
ikeharel (58941) 2014-08-12 8:54
Good evening Stephen,
a charming garden view with the buyilding beyond.
I wish our stocks-exchange would have a fabulous garden around a nicxe building.
The halved pond and the vivid flowers-bed are great assets of the composition.
Well chosen POV, shades and bright areas allocation.
ourania (32867) 2014-08-13 2:25
a graceful composition that suits the scenery superbly. I like very much the slightly upward point of view and the way the curves lead to the building. The trees balance the composition effectively and your cropping is well considered. The image if complemented by attractive details, delightful colours and a fine play of shadows. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (85749)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-00
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-09 0:00