Valletta contains buildings from the 16th century onwards, built during the rule of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as Knights Hospitaller. The city is essentially Baroque in character, with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture in selected areas, though World War II left major scars on the city. The City of Valletta was officially recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980.
The city was named after Jean Parisot de Valette, who succeeded in defending the island from an Ottoman invasion in 1565. The official name given by the Order of Saint John was Humilissima Civitas Valletta — The Most Humble City of Valletta, or Città Umilissima in Italian. The bastions, curtains and ravelins along with the beauty of its Baroque palaces, gardens and churches, led the ruling houses of Europe to give the city its nickname Superbissima — Most Proud.
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emka (73379) 2014-06-30 1:14
Hello Daniel, There are so many photo possibilities in Malta. In every picture is something new beautiful and interesting. Very attractive composition with this mix of styles.
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Nicou (116524) 2014-06-30 2:12
avec cette lampe et la statue le format allongé qui rehausse le clocher quelle compo.
Bravo et amitié
carlo62 (27766) 2014-06-30 2:56
mi piacciono queste forme geometriche abbellite dalle rifiniture artistiche.
La foto colpisce immediatamente per l'abbinamento tra il colore delle architetture e quello del cielo.
Ottima composizione e originale inquadratura.
snunney (79735) 2014-06-30 4:15
Valletta is indeed a wonderful place to visit for the photographer with such a wonderful variety of architecture to be seen round every corner. A well composed shot this, nicely lit and with very good colours and clarity.
timecapturer (45289) 2014-06-30 4:43
a wonderfully compelling architectural study this. Lots of detail and shadows that bring out the relief and beauty of these elegantly contrasting styles.
Have a good week - B.
miumiu (4942) 2014-06-30 5:03
Lovely, warm colours!
l like the POV and the sharpness of your photo.
The architecture is wonderful too.
Sergiom (54655) 2014-06-30 7:43
Ton titre est tout à fait vrai. J'aime beaucoup les mélanges de style et ce cadrage vertical est très pertinent pour nous les montrer et les mettre de l'avant. Le ciel est superbe.
danos (83093) 2014-06-30 13:17
nice the view of the upper sections of the buildings with the brilliant light of the day to enhance the details as the vivid colours of the photo.
jjcordier (73330) 2014-06-30 22:37
Intéressant cadrage vertical sur cette église de La Valette au clocher original.
SnapRJW (29302) 2014-07-01 3:39
Nicely framed in a narrow vertical format the upward composition is accentuated and the details of the architecture isolated from any distracting elements. I like the colour contrast and well defined detail.
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-07-02 15:44
Another superb shot from Malta. Good separation od almost the entire bg steeple from the fg buildings which gives a 3d effect. Excellent sharpness and the clear blue sky makes a superb backdrop. The statue on the side at left adds interest. Tfs!
ourania (26518) 2014-07-10 8:38
a very interesting and effective composition. In an elegant and graphical way it says a lot about the architectural styles and history of Valetta. It must be original too, I had never seen a representation like this before. Sharpness is superb, the contrasting colours excellent. I also like the graphic role of the shadows that make the view more complicated in an elegant way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
cornejo (28111) 2014-07-16 10:22
Hello Daniel, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with the mixture of architecture, beautifully captured in this interesting image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
npecanhuk (60996) 2014-07-22 15:13
Very beautiful architectural details!
Very attractive and pleasant-looking picture!
Special regards to the colors, exposure and composition!
TFS - congrats,