As the street paint says, everything is slow in Birgu, especially during the hot summer days. The traffic is absent on the narrow streets so we enjoyed the silence and the free car smoke air.
Birgu, also known by its title Città Vittoriosa, is an old fortified city on the south side of the Grand Harbour in Malta. It played a vital role in the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. Its population stood at 2,673 in March 2013. Birgu is a very old locality with its origins reaching back to medieval times. The city occupies a promontory of land with Fort St Angelo at its head and the city of Cospicua at its base. Birgu is ideally situated for safe anchorage, and over time it has developed a very long history with maritime, mercantile and military activities. Prior to the establishment of Valletta as capital and main city of Malta, military powers that wanted to rule the Maltese islands would need to obtain control of Birgu due to its significant position in the Grand Harbour.
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snunney (103165) 2014-07-16 7:23
A fine capture of this typical Maltese street that I seem to remember coming across on our own travels around Malta. Excellent light management and colours; very good clarity.
dta (80122) 2014-07-16 7:51
Hello Daniel ,
A typical maltese street between light and shade , with an opening tothe perfect blue sky .
rbassin (23945) 2014-07-16 11:17
La rue est magnifique, et dans une superbe perspective .
claudeD (40259) 2014-07-16 12:16
very good contribution to TE. Excellent composition, fine colors and sharpness for this street scenery.Your pictures gave some ideas to me to consider Malta as a new possible destination for a trip.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
miumiu (6113) 2014-07-16 14:36
Very lovely street detail.
The warm lights on the walls are nice!
The POV is superb!
carlo62 (51970) 2014-07-16 15:17
hai composto la foto utilizzando anche la ragnatela di cavi elettrici che riempie la strada e questo è un elemento aggiuntivo positivo, tutto è ancora più caratteristico, proprio come il silenzio e la lentezza.
abmdsudi (56256) 2014-07-16 22:41
A lovely deep view along the narrow street of the old city with its typical building architecture, a place to put on the must visit list after seeing this excellent picture. Stunning detail, lovely rich colour to look at and It is the addition of the veh that makes it a compelling photograph. A great place for photographers and a great image to prove it, Congrats
jemaflor (100029) 2014-07-16 22:59
Good frame with this vertical format, high houses and good light capture, well seen the focal point with the statue.
ktanska (28365) 2014-07-16 23:12
Quite distinctively Maltese view with classic sandstone buildings, steep and narrow road and nice sunlight. Your vertical framing fits well to this scene.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-07-16 23:17
Tu as une superbe collection de photos de Malte qui donne envie de connaître ce pays.
emka (102452) 2014-07-16 23:48
Hi Daniel, Such narrow street are very wise, they provide shelter from sun and there is no traffic. Beautiful side street.
WArm regrads MAlgo
delpeoples (59184) 2014-07-17 6:40
Beautiful composed and illuminated. I love the rich colours and the excellent details you captured. Excellent vertical frame and play of light and shade.
ChrisJ (116674) 2014-07-17 8:17
Smart choice of a vertical frame with good sharpness and diminishing linear perspective with the dual sides of the narrow street. I like the upward pov and the car is perfectly positioned on the vanishing point at the top. Tfs!
Cricri (122409) 2014-07-17 10:16
Belle perspective de la rue entre ombre et lumière, beaucoup de détails sous le ciel ble
adramad (47616) 2014-07-18 11:59
Sensational composition with this beautiful full details on street facades, magnificent perspective of it.
Have a good weekend.
siudzi (34141) 2014-07-19 14:16
A great capture of this old town street taken with very good level of sharpness and color saturation. The view is simply spectacular! I would love to take a walk there:) like it!
Silvio1953 (148333) 2014-07-20 5:59
Ciao Daniel, great perspective on lovely street, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio