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Sunset on Fort St. Angelo

By budapestbill      
Fort St. Angelo, Birgu, Valetta Harbour, Malta, as viewed from the Upper Barrakka Gardens.

Fort St. Angelo (Maltese: Forti Sant'Anġlu or Fortizza Sant'Anġlu) is a bastioned fort in Birgu, Malta, located at the centre of the Grand Harbour.
It was originally built in the medieval period as a castle called the Castrum Maris (English: Castle by the Sea; Italian: Castello al Mare). It was rebuilt by the Order of Saint John as a bastioned fort called Fort Saint Angelo between the 1530's and the 1560's, and it is best known for its role as the Order's headquarters during the Great Siege of Malta of 1565.
A major reconstruction to designs of Carlos de Grunenbergh took place in the 1690's, giving the fort its current appearance.

Tags: Malta Landscape and travel Birgu Fort Saint Angelo Valetta Harbour

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Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
6 May 2021 1:26PM
Lovely to see.
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
6 May 2021 3:23PM
Lovely shot of Fort St. Angelo, this is one of the wonderful fortifications you get to see when you visit the Upper Barrakka Gardens and look across the Grand Harbour in the capital city of my homeland ..... well photographed Bill

Joe Smile
6 May 2021 7:27PM
Thanks Joe.

I loved my visit to Malta and seeing so many interesting places. The country certainly has lots to offer by way of history and landscapes.

In the Mdina I managed to capture a picture of an empty alleyway which I'm particularly pleased with.
6 May 2021 7:30PM
Many thanks Daisymaye 😊
6 May 2021 10:17PM
Remember it well when l lived there in the late 50's nice shot and thanks for the memories..
7 May 2021 3:11AM
You're welcome Alan 😊
Kind regards. Tom

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