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©2012 By Tomasz Dziubinski

Mdina, Malta

Mdina is a UNESCO World Heritage site (Tentative List)

Mdina, Città Vecchia, or Città Notabile, (English: Notabile, or Imdina; Phoenician: מֶלִיטָה, Melitta) is the old capital of Malta. Mdina is a medieval walled town situated on a hill in the centre of the island. Punic remains uncovered beyond the city’s walls suggest the importance of the general region to Malta’s Phoenician settlers. Mdina is commonly called the "Silent City" by natives and visitors. The town is still confined within its walls, and has a population of just over three hundred, but it is contiguous with the village of Rabat, which takes its name from the Arabic word for suburb, and has a population of over 11,000.

St. Paul's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of Mdina, in Malta. It is built on the site where governor Publius was reported to have met Saint Paul following his shipwreck off the Maltese coast.

According to tradition, the first Cathedral of Malta was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, Mother of God but, having fallen into ruin during the Muslim period, it was rebuilt following the Norman conquest and re-dedicated to St Paul. The old church was modified and enlarged several times.

The building we can see today was designed by the architect Lorenzo Gafa in Baroque style, it was built between 1697 and 1702 to replace a ruined Norman cathedral destroyed by the 1693 earthquake on Malta. Despite this, several artifacts and edifices survived including the painting by the Calabrian artist Mattia Preti depicting the conversion of Saint Paul, a 15th-century Tuscan painting of the Madonna and Child, and frescoes in the apse which illustrate Paul's shipwreck.

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Nikon D800 ,Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
1/500s f/6.3 at 24.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original
MarcViskens06-Dec-2012 20:28
beautiful gallery
love it Tomasza
CM Kwan25-Nov-2012 11:45
Wonderful light and excellent capture! V
Milan Vogrin25-Nov-2012 09:22
Sam Rua25-Nov-2012 05:45
Excellent vertical comp.
Fred Parsons25-Nov-2012 04:58
Very nice with great dof
Helen Betts25-Nov-2012 01:03
The light and POV are simply excellent here. Guess I should put Malta on my list of places to see! V.
woody3425-Nov-2012 00:05
Amazing perspective , detail and light..wonderful work..V
Tom Munson24-Nov-2012 23:57
This is awesome. Great work!
Jola Dziubinska24-Nov-2012 16:40
Great perspective and light in this wonderful image. V.
J. Scott Coile24-Nov-2012 16:33
WOW. Strong.
Dan the man24-Nov-2012 15:35
Very well captured my friend! The composition makes us walk the way .... Bravo!
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