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St Paulís Street --- VALLETTA

By Edcat55

St Paulís Street has remained a bit of a backwater despite being a useful traffic thoroughfare in an increasingly pedestrianised Valletta. It lives in the shadow of its wider, bustling neighbours Merchant Street and Republic Street. However, its faded glory has made it all the more alluring, and it is now seeing an influx of new life.

St Paulís Street is now Ďdes resí and up and coming; the kind of street to get real estate agents and speculators drooling over its potential as a historic gem and time capsule. Boutique and bijou hotels, design firms, and renovated shops offering speciality, artisinal products are springing up week by week; a good indication that St Paulís Street is a changing, and fast.

For now though, St Paulís Street is a more old than new, and for a few more years yet will remain a time warp. It is home of course to numerous magnificent, historic buildings Ė from palazzini or grand patriciansí homes and the old university building to the covered market which was modeled on Les Halles in Paris. It houses also one of the islandís most famed festas Ė that of St Paulís Shipwreck church, held in February.


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14 Nov 2022 10:30AM
Splendid street shot Dwin
Reminds me of the ''Italian Job"" 🤣

14 Nov 2022 11:58AM
Beautiful street shot full of interesting architecture, let's hope it stays that way.
Fefe Plus
11 82 49 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2022 1:28PM
Its the oldness that gives the charm. I hope that does not change.
Great colour.
James124 Plus
7 62 54 Portugal
14 Nov 2022 9:11PM
Lovely if busy old street, with lots of Maltese balconies. I like the doctor's red scooter!
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2022 11:13PM
Stunning street... Lovely composition.
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