Most of the indigenous buildings in Malta were built of limestone, a material in an abundant supply with very thick and strong walls with flat roofs, churches, chapels and pitched tops. Building timber was in short supply that had to be imported and transversed arches were constructed to support flat slabs of stone to form ceilings and floors. Faced with such conditions in Birgu the Knights showed very little architectural ingenuity at first but were inclined in importing this very important material, timber for the roofs of their important structures in building high roofs in an Italian manner to accommodate the rising hot air in using pitched roofs and installing insulation against the excessive heat transmitted by the almost vertical sun in the summer months especially around the midsummer against the surface of the flat roofs.
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snunney (98253) 2014-04-18 3:38
The surrounding buildings make a good frame for the church facade. The limpid blue sky offers superb tonal contrast for the warm tones of the stonework. Excellent rendering of the architectural detail.
Sergiom (78593) 2014-04-18 4:40
J'aime bien ce cadrage serré sur une architecture et des couleurs très attirante. J'aime aussi les murs de chaque côtés qui donnent un beau cadre à l'ensemble.
holmertz (52022) 2014-04-18 7:42
A well composed and well cropped photo with superb colours and light. There are lots of fine details to watch, including the more recent additions.
Nicou (141134) 2014-04-18 8:26
quelle vue sur mce clocher sueprbe avec le jeu des chaque côté des autres façades cet angle quelle vue ce ciel pur le rendu sur la pierre la cloche superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (142095) 2014-04-18 11:58
Ciao Daniel, lovely composition with beautiful bell tower, excellent clarity, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good Easter, ciao Silvio
lousat (90702) 2014-04-18 14:27
Hi Daniel,very original capture,imposing perspective and nice old architechture from the heart of Malta,and the usual great quality.Happy Easter to you and your family and thanks,Luciano
carlo62 (47433) 2014-04-18 15:12
il teleobiettivo schiaccia tutto e proprio questa la particolarità che salta subito all'occhio. Una compressione di tutti gli elementi che compongono questa ricca composizione.
Interessante il contrasto tra la lampadina moderna all'interno della lampada e le tre porcellane in alto a sinistra.
Saluti e buona Pasqua
jjcordier (79297) 2014-04-18 22:00
Un très bon cadrage de cette architecture aux pierres dorées, typique de l'île.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-19 3:40
an excellently cropped image this. All the elements are here being perfectly balanced with a really attractive rusticity about them. Superbly detailed and elegantly presented.
Have a pleasant weekend - B.
marabu61 (10915) 2014-04-19 5:07
Interesting framing that work well as a frame in the frame. The stonework of the church is beautiful and the warm tones contrast nicely with the sumptuous blue sky.
have a great day
Cricri (118835) 2014-04-21 5:41
Une architecture aux couleurs et détails magnifiques, très belle présentation