On their arrival in Malta, the knights were still using the medieval style that had served them in Rhodes, and in fact their earliest buildings in Birgu and Valletta included features of this outdated style combined with Glormu Cassar’s simple Mannerist style that suited the military character of Valletta’s early buildings. Buildings constructed during the early period of the Order’s rule tended to be austere and restrained in decorative features. It was the resident architect Francesco Bounamici who introduced Baroque to Malta in 1635, when he designed the Jesuit Church.
Wishing to update their city to the standard of the finest capitals of Europe, the Knights brought a new elegance to the streets of Valletta with the construction of new churches, remodeling the facades of the auberges and public buildings, and dressing the fortification gates with Baroque decoration.
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emka (94518) 2014-06-19 4:25
Hello Daniel, well selected detail from the beautiful baroque facade. Nice balck and white processing. Well done. have a beautiful day
claudeD (37800) 2014-06-19 4:52
very fine view from Malta showing this view with much architectural details. Very good choice for b+w mode.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
timecapturer (49288) 2014-06-19 5:05
lovely detail from the wonderful architectural heritage of Valletta. Superb crop and it works so beautifully in this medium. Excellent!
Sergiom (76415) 2014-06-19 5:22
Une belle ville connue surtout pour ses galeries et perrons. Une très belle manière d'utiliser l'espace en hauteur et garder un peu de fraîcheur à l'intérieur. Le noir et blanc donne un petit côté documentaire à l'ensemble.
kasianowak (8699) 2014-06-19 6:09
Great composition with skilful crop and wonderful symmetry. Great idea to present in b&w.
holmertz (50782) 2014-06-19 7:15
An incredibly richly decorated, some would say over-decorated, baroque façade. There are many fantastic details here, and yet I especially appreciate the open window at the bottom, which breaks the rhythm of details in a nice way.
mursaloglu (8682) 2014-06-19 8:25
great architecture texture and design... marvelous BW shot. felicitări
jjcordier (79297) 2014-06-19 22:36
Bon cadrage de cette façade de La Valette. Le noir et blanc est pas mal mais je préfère quand même les versions couleurs que tu nous as déjà proposées.
abmdsudi (52487) 2014-06-20 13:00
That's baroque glory aptly treated in mono and lovely tones and it has lot to offer with your lovely symmetrical composition that seems to focus straight on the beautiful facade taking the eye round and to the rest of stunning sculptures. I love the varied light and shadows, they make the formal discipline of the architecture more involving. You captured this so well, my congrats.
PiotrF (16690) 2014-06-20 15:48
nice view of the baroque facade.The light is perfectly managed and b&w are excellent.
Very good and nice job perfectly done.Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
macjake (66648) 2014-07-11 4:55
we don't see many black and white photos from Malta, hardly any at all infact.
beautifully ornate and elegant pieces of architecture.
they could have made this wall totally flat - but no, its full of what looks like art deco architecture.
so much going on, so many small beautiful elements make up this facade.