The Grand Harbour was the base for the Knights of St John for 268 years, and after their departure became a strategic base for the British for a further 170 years. It was the site in the late 16th century of a devastating tornado that killed 600 people and destroyed a shipping armada. The area was the scene of much of the fighting in the First Siege of Malta when the Turks attempted to eject the Knights of St John. The whole area was savagely bombed during the Second Siege of Malta during World War II, as the docks and military installations around the port were legitimate targets for Axis bombers. However collateral damage wrecked much of Valletta and The Three Cities, and caused large numbers of civilian casualties.
Malta Dockyard is still active but with the departure of the British Military the harbour lost much of its military significance. A considerable part of Malta's commercial shipping is now handled by the new free port at Kalafrana, so the harbour is much quieter than it was in the first half of the 20th century.
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mrichat (1727) 2014-01-20 8:53
A nice coverage of the harbor and its surroundings.The water color is very eyecatching.well saturated.a nice composition too.A perfect frame fot this photo.
Thanks For Sharing.
claudeD (35419) 2014-01-20 10:28
very interesting picture from Malta showing this very fine fresh summer colors. Very well choosen pov.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Zucca (8) 2014-01-20 11:54
Great view over this harbour, the right part seems to be very different from the left one, like a contrast between old monuments and a quiet mood, and an intense economic activity ! Good sharpness and light.
Have a nice evening,
cornejo (35719) 2014-01-20 12:00
Hello Daniel, very good photograph of this interesting view of this great port, very well captured in this beautiful and interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
holmertz (45132) 2014-01-20 12:20
The grand harbour offers a really grand view. The situation of Valletta and its neighbouring towns is spectacular and you have captured that well in this photo of fine light and great colours.
npecanhuk (69914) 2014-01-20 15:54
Interesting and attractive place!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, grey & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
mirosu (15300) 2014-01-21 1:11
Outstanding bird view of the harbour and nice building around. All in superb light & clarity, nice colors.
Wish you a very nice rest of the week.
Nicou (129921) 2014-01-21 2:26
quelle vue sur ce port sueprbe avec les grues en fond qui ressortent le bleu de la mer et ces édiffices en premier plan quel ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
danos (90257) 2014-01-21 4:45
very nice the view of the panoramic view of the Grand harbour of Valletta,with the surrounding buildings to cover the perimeter of it.Excellent the light and the colour management as the beauty of the place.
lousat (82448) 2014-01-21 5:05
Hi Daniel,not usual to watch a general view in your gallery always looking for the small details and original things,the pic is different but the quality is always the same,great capture very well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Sergiom (67294) 2014-01-21 6:24
Un très beau point de vue sur le port industriel de La Valette. Les immeubles sont très beaux et d'une grande netteté sous cette lumière magique. Le bateau rouge est un beau point focal.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-01-21 10:07
this is superb view and the high POV was probably the best choice while trying to capture beauty of this place. There is a strong sense feeling of space in this image and perfect DOF allows to enjoy it right up to horizon. Good colors and light.
Thanks for sharing
Cricri (111309) 2014-01-22 10:42
Une architecture toujours magnifiques , le port et je vois qu'il y a toujours autant de crues
la lumière est belle et les couleurs bien agréable