A view of the Grand Harbour in Valletta from the terrace of the Upper Barrakka Gardens.
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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carlo62 (54870) 2014-08-11 0:11
l'antica fortezza sembra sempre pronta a difendere la città.
Ottimo pov, da qui si riesce a capire come funzionava la difesa e il controllo del mare in altre epoche.
Royaldevon (43287) 2014-08-11 0:46
There can't be many places to get such an extensive view of the Grand Harbour. It is great how you have managed to include so much and give an impression of fortifications, the extent of the city and the range of the harbour/marina.
Wow, that sea looks inviting!
Have a lovely day,
Didi (60590) 2014-08-11 0:49
Very beautiful dominant point of view
The view looks like the old harbour of Marseille with the fort
I have done a WS
miumiu (6113) 2014-08-11 1:23
This is so wonderful!
l love the blueness of the sea, the view of the Grand Harbour, characteristic houses on the seaside and the huge fortifications.
l really enjoy this photo!
jhm (159891) 2014-08-11 4:59
This is a wonderful place this is almost not to believe how much lovely places are in the world.
But I am no traveller and must everything see through pictures of the members.
Also a nice panoramic view about these quiet area
Colours and sharpness are very nice to see
Excellent composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice new week,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-11 5:10
classic and iconic view of Valletta and its impressive harbour. Gives us a great idea of the sprawl of the city and its wonderful architectural heritage.
Have a good week - B.
Sergiom (88183) 2014-08-11 5:35
Quel beau point de vue sur le port et les fortifications de Valetta. L'ensemble jouit d'une luminosité toute estivale et les couleurs ressortent puissamment.
Nicou (150928) 2014-08-11 5:40
quelle compo et image superbe quelle vue sur la terrasse superbe et ce plan bleu en premier plan quelle fortification et rendu avec ces bateaux tout la ville le grand mur ocre superbe captage et ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
serp2000 (45828) 2014-08-11 6:24
Very attractive point of view, wonderful composition! But this scene with the harbour and the old fortress remind me another island not so far from Malta. It looks like Corfu town. Splendid shot, thanks!
dkmurphys (64503) 2014-08-11 6:48
There is a wonderful spectacular panorama from those gardens. I like the deep blue of the sea.
Well taken, enjoy a fine week ahead.
npecanhuk (78475) 2014-08-11 7:30
Very beautiful view!
Very attractive and pleasant-looking picutre!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
Fis2 (106256) 2014-08-11 7:38
Excellent colors and sharpness.
cornejo (46708) 2014-08-11 11:00
Hi Stephen, lovely view of this beautiful place with beautiful light of noon, very well captured by a great pov, beautiful and good in this picture. Wonderful image of a beautiful place, good sharpness, depth, beautiful light, color and quality. Excellent work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
All the best from southern Spain.
ikeharel (78193) 2014-08-11 11:32
Good evening Stephen,
A well saturated photo, stunning blue sea and fine town scenery from a high point.
The famous big fort on the waterfront, and the many modern boats and yachts , rendered a wonderful contrast.
In my humble opinion, I'd crop a bit of the sky space on photo.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-08-11 12:17
Hi Stephen - The colour of the sea is stunning in this shot and contrasted by the golden tones of the old fort shows it off to perfection. An elevated viewpoint gives a good feel for the extent of the city and I can see that it is obviously a busy maritime centre.
This looks like a place I would enjoy.
pierrefonds (71051) 2014-08-11 19:05
L'étendue de la ville donne de la profondeur à la composition. Elle est bien divisée, le ciel, la ville et la mer.La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de la forteresse et des bateaux. Bonne soirée.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-08-11 23:23
Fantastic view of the harbour and the old fort adds great charm to the image. The contrast with the vivid blue in the foreground is stunning and the small boat gives a fine sense of movement.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
emka (106608) 2014-08-11 23:46
Hi, The Barraka Gardens looked great but what a fantastic view from there! The colour of the sea is fabulous but the town panorama is simply magnificent. Jaw dropping shot. I want to go to Malta! But not this year, unfortunately :(.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Cricri (125786) 2014-08-13 10:33
Une vue panoramique magnifique du port et des fortifications, bon POV depuis les jardins Barrakka
ourania (51079) 2014-08-14 9:59
I like very much the colour and contrast offered by the sea, your vantage point is great and shows us a rich view of the city while setting it off with this marvelous contrast. Your composition consists of three horizontal layers and has great depth. You managed definition and contrast very aptly and the view is clear and pleasing despite the inconvenient angle of the quite strong light. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
siudzi (34141) 2014-08-15 7:00
Another impressive high quality capture from Malta! Love the bright and clear blue tones of the scene which made it so stunning. Amazing landscape post. Bravo!
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (106427)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-00
- Categories: Castles, Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-11 0:01