A perspective on the Long Gallery that forms part of the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta, Malta.
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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papagolf21 (102390) 2014-08-10 0:13
Bonjour, cher voisin,
Voilà une image en version large que l'on prend plaisir à contempler.
Bel effet de perspective.
Les détails ressortent à merveille.
Très bonne journée.
rbassin (23067) 2014-08-10 0:56
Une bel exemple de perspective, ces murs avec les arcades sont magnifiques et vu sous une très bonne lumière.
besnard (56447) 2014-08-10 1:39
Une bonne prise de ces arcades qui entourent une place tranquille. L'image est lumineuse et profonde. J'ai l'impression qu'il doit faire chaud.
Amitiés et bon dimanche.
dkmurphys (59243) 2014-08-10 2:29
Fine capture along the old garden arcades. I see the new benches but I find them useless, nobody will sit on them in that heat and strong sunlight.
Well taken, enjoy a fine Sunday afternoon.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-10 3:05
a delightful shot of this gallery with an enticing perspective and lots of wonderful detail to admire too! June looks like a good month to visit as it seems to be less crowded, unless you scared them all away :-).
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
ourania (46320) 2014-08-10 3:13
this is an interesting site and I like how you adjusted your composition to the grandiose, antique architecture that served the needs and ideals of its era. The perspective is very attractive, the details are great and it's easy to think about walking along, like in an open air museum. You managed the light very effectively, the colours are vivid and I also like the softness and clarity of the shadows. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
carlo62 (49225) 2014-08-10 3:21
bella e lunga prospettiva, con gli archi a dare dinamicità alla foto e molte linee a rafforzare la profondità.
La luce è molto forte, ma ben gestita.
Silvio1953 (144416) 2014-08-10 3:29
Ciao Stephen, great perspective on beautiful gallery, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Fis2 (98611) 2014-08-10 4:54
I like frame and perspective.
Good light and colors.
pierrefonds (66903) 2014-08-10 4:55
La longueur de la galerie donne de la profondeur à l'image. Les murs cadrent bien la galerie. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du plancher et des murs. La bonne luminosité met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.
Sergiom (80746) 2014-08-10 6:10
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. La lumière est fantastique et fait parfaitement ressortir les détails de ces très belles arches sous le soleil.
Nicou (143158) 2014-08-10 6:59
quelle vue et image superbe quel pavage gris avec cet ocre sur le reste les deux perspective avec ces décorations et ces bancs de bois superbe compo.
bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (31424) 2014-08-10 7:22
Excellent depth in this, the view through this gallery goes on and on and on, and the light was so good to illuminate every single aspect of the scene. The view leads brilliantly to the huge statue st the end too, which looks quite impressive, particularly the lions. I like a lot that the lions are each in different poses giving them a fine sense of realism. Nicely done.
And we had gotten away with the hurricane for the most part, but the crack of thunder that just rolled has been followed by some of the heaviest rain I have seen I months. As I sit here in my conservatory typing the rain is so unbelievably loud. Time for a nice coffee I reckon :)
williewhistler (16398) 2014-08-10 9:00
very effective use of light and shade aided by a good view point has created a really nice depth to this interesting gallery.
I just wonder where the visitors are!
emka (98830) 2014-08-10 10:55
Hello Stephen, Very original gallery in the park. Impressive arches with some statues, attractive pattern on the pavement, benches for some relax - very nice place. Excellent presentation.
WArm regrads MAlgo
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-08-10 11:28
magnificent view of the gallery with superb perspective. The bright light managed really well and nothing hurts the eyes. The textures and the lovely architectural details are brought out with pin sharp clarity.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
mirosu (16265) 2014-08-10 12:17
Excellent perspective, superb view through the gallery in excellent light & clarity.
Very well done.
berek (50504) 2014-08-10 18:33
You caught vey good perspective with this angle . Ilove open sky and soft blue colors too .
Cricri (120143) 2014-08-12 6:15
Et bien ou sont passer les touristes!!! pas plus mal tu a les arcades pour toi tout seul :-) offrant deux belles perspectives et la vue parfaite sur le monument,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (100076)
- 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/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-09 23:56