A short tour of Malta
Stock Photography By Peter Shepherd
A collection of 30 images from a short tour of Malta in April, covering Valletta, the Three Cities and Marsaxlokk from the waterfront of Marsaxlokk to Saint Pauls Co Catherdral in Valletta. Officially known as the Republic of Malta it is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea and a population of just under 450,000 whose capital is Valletta.
Photo Captions for A short tour of Malta
Image #1. Statue of Jesus Christ, Main Square, Valetta Christ the King Monument, Floriana. Floriana is an urban area immediately outside Valletta's city
Image #2. Triton Fountain, Valetta The fountain is located on the periphery of the City Gate of Floriana , Malta. It consists of three bronze Tritons holding up a huge basin , balanced on a concentric base built out of concrete and clad in travertine slabs.
Image #3. Saint Johns Co-Cathedral, Valetta Inside the Cathedral taken from the upper galleries what is regarded as one of the best examples of Baroque architecture in Europe is clearly evident.
Image #4. Old Mint Street, Valetta View down Old Mint Street with Saint John's Co-Cathedral at my back.
Image #5. Saint Johns Co-Cathedral, Valetta Dedicated to John the Baptist and built between 1572 and 1577 and considered to be one of the finest example of Baroque Architecture in Europe
Image #6. The Bibliotheca, Valletta Strange temporary Statue in front of the National Library of Malta in Valletta
Image #7. The Auberge de Castille, Valetta Located at Castille Place, close to Saint James Cavalier, the Malta Stock Exchange and the Upper Barrakka Gardens and originally built in the 1570s
Image #8. The Upper Barracka Gardens, Valetta The Upper Barrakka Gardens are a public garden in Valletta, Malta and our twinned with the Lower Barrakka Gardens.
Image #9. Upper Barracka Gardens, Valetta The Upper Barrakka Gardens are a public garden in Valletta, Malta. They are twinned with the Lower Barrakka Gardens in the same city, and offers a panoramic view of the Grand Harbour area.
Image #10. Madina Gate, Madina Mdina Gate also known as the Main Gate or the Vilhena Gate, is the main gate into the fortified city of Mdina, Malta. It was built in the Baroque style in 1724 to designs of Charles FranÃ§ois de Mondion, during the magistracy of Grand Master AntÃ³nio Manoel de Vilhena.
Image #11. Saint Pauls Cathedral and Museum, Madina The Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Malta, and since the 19th century this function has been shared with St. John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta.
Image #12. The Church of the Annunciation of our Lady, Madina The Church of the Annunciation also known as The Carmelite Church is a rich Baroque priory church of the Priory of Our Lady of Mount Carmel located in Madina, Malta.
Image #13. Transportation in Madina Horse drawn carriage taking tourists through the narrow Medieval streets of Mdina, Malta
Image #14. Saint Pauls Church, Rabat, Madina Located in Rabat, Madina. The Collegiate Church of St Paul was completed in 1653 replacing the previous church of 1578.
Image #15. Victoria Gate, Three Cities Built in 1885 by the British and named after Queen Victoria.
Image #16. Victoria Gate, Three Cities Matching RED window blinds with a traditional RED British Telephone Box in the Victoria Gate area.
Image #17. Eyes of Horus, Gardjola Gardens, L-Isla, Three Cities The Gardjola Gardens sit atop historical coastal fortifications and provide beautiful views of the surrounding area
Image #18. The Siege Bell War Memorial, lower Barrakka Gardens, Valetta Looking out from the location of the Siege Bell Memorial, the sleeping 'Unknown' soldier.
Image #19. Parish Church of Marsaxlokk The Church of Our Lady of Pompei is a Roman Catholic parish church located in the fishing village of Marsaxlokk in Malta.
Image #20. A view across Marsaxlokk Bay, Marsaxlokk A view across Marsaxlokk Bay in Marsaxlokk with the Parish Church in the distance
Image #21. The Waterfront in Marsaxlokk Bay, Marsaxlokk Maltese Luzzu boats moored on Marsaxlokk Bay renowned for the bright pair of eyes at the fron of the boats.
Image #22. Dolls for sale, Marsaxlokk Hand crated Dolls for sale on Marsaxlokk Waterfront for 10 Euros each
Image #23. Saint Peters Pool, Marsaxlokk View from Saint Peters Pool stretching out to the horizon
Image #24. Ferry stand to Three Cities Boarding from the Valletta Waterfront for the ferry to the Three Cities, Malta.
Image #25. Ferry trip to Three Cities Valletta Ferry Services (Three Cities) operates ferries from near Valletta Waterfront to Cospicua (Bormla) and on to Senglea (L'Isla) in the Three Cities.
Image #26. Church of Saint Lawrence, Birgu, Three Cities The Church of Saint Lawarence, the first conventual church of the Order of Saint John built 1530
Image #27. Fort Saint Angelo, Birgu, Three Cities View from a Watch Post on the edge of the Grand Harbour, Fort Saint Angelo
Image #28. Waterfront, Three Cities A different perspective on the Waterfront, Three Cities
Image #29. Ferry trip to Three Cities Image from the Ferry in the Grand Harbour Marina, Vittoriosa (Birgu), The Three Cities, Malta
Image #30. Waterfront, Birgu, Three Cities Two, eyed boats bob and weave in the Grand Harbour Marina, Vittoriosa (Birgu), The Three Cities, Malta
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