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La Valetta
©2012 By Tomasz Dziubinski

La Valetta

Malta

La Valetta is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The capital of Malta is inextricably linked to the history of the military and charitable Order of St John of Jerusalem. It was ruled successively by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John. Valletta’s 320 monuments, all within an area of 55 ha, make it one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.

The capital of Malta is one of the rare urban inhabited sites that has preserved in near entirety its original features. It is inextricably linked to the history of the military and charitable Order of St John of Jerusalem. It was ruled successively by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John. The city has undergone no important modifications since 1798, the date when it was abandoned by the Knights of St John.

The interweave of the urban fabric is of excellent quality and even the minor architecture has undergone no substantial alteration. During the 19th and 20th centuries, the influence of English architecture has combined in a surprising manner with that of the older existing local structures, creating new and original forms (for example narrow houses with bow windows, which fit well into the urban milieu. Moreover, the state of preservation of its well-constructed patrimony serves to make Valletta an example of historic conservation on a universal scale.



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Nikon D800 ,AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G
1/13s f/4.0 at 85.0mm iso3200 full exif

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Ann Cleeves18-Apr-2013 23:00
Just absolutely gorgeous!
Mildred Alpern31-Dec-2012 14:27
Strikingly lovely with the streams of colored reflections.
Apostolos Tikopoulos27-Oct-2012 21:13
Super composition and reflections. V.
Helen Betts27-Oct-2012 20:32
Wow, you may have arrived late, but this makes it worth it! Incredible light and color along with super reflections in this beautiful capture. V.
Johnny JAG27-Oct-2012 20:07
Stunning!
Kinga Chwalkowska Zadlak27-Oct-2012 18:40
Spectacular image! ~V~
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad27-Oct-2012 18:15
The processing works well on this. Voted
Maja Waiss27-Oct-2012 18:13
Great!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)27-Oct-2012 17:23
1st today! Vote
Paolo
Jola Dziubinska27-Oct-2012 15:51
Beautiful evening light and mood. V.
Walter O. Koenig27-Oct-2012 15:18
Wonderful lighting and reflections. "V"
Jim & Josefina27-Oct-2012 13:40
Very good shooting.
danad27-Oct-2012 06:26
Great image with beautiful reflections. V.
Hans Novak27-Oct-2012 06:24
T O P !!
Santi Bravo Figueras27-Oct-2012 05:44
Superb water reflections.
Mildred Alpern27-Oct-2012 05:40
Shimmering magnificence.
Gérard Koehl27-Oct-2012 05:07
Magnifique prise. V
Jim Coffman27-Oct-2012 02:12
Simply stunning!!
fotabug27-Oct-2012 01:29
Wonderful reflections and image! V
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