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The Green Room

By CaroleS
Having walked the streets of Valletta over several days we were determined to try and see inside some of the wonderful buildings. We found this 'little' gem, the Casa Rocca Piccola the home of the De Piro family which is one of the last private unconverted Valletta palaces still lived in today, the history of which goes back over 400 years.

Photographs were allowed but were extremely difficult as we were in a small group tour of about 8 people and the lighting in some places really needed more equipment that just a hand held camera. Just a few shots will at least give you a flavour of this beautiful home, I did try my hardest!!!!! At least it gives you all a change from my flowers, bugs and my holiday scenes!

Thank you for looking and for recent comments and votes.

Best wishes - Carole

Tags: General Architecture Valletta Palaces

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jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
26 May 2012 7:54AM
Beautiful room and really well handled Carole - great shot

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26 May 2012 7:55AM
Lovely picture - like the views through the doors.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
26 May 2012 7:56AM
Impressive interior perfectly balanced and composed with the two doors
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
26 May 2012 8:02AM

nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
26 May 2012 8:04AM
A nicely composed interior image, I also like the view through the doors a lot!
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 150 England
26 May 2012 8:40AM
An accomplished capture, Carole, although I would never tire of landscapes/scenes.

franken Plus
15 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
26 May 2012 8:43AM
Really interesting image Carole.

RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 Scotland
26 May 2012 9:15AM
Despite the difficulties you mention, I think you have a cracking shot of the interior here, Carole, well composed and especially well exposed.
Looks an interesting place to have visited.
26 May 2012 9:29AM
Good morning Carole there are some real gems of houses in Malta and this for sure is one of them good composition taking in more that one room and adding more interest

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
26 May 2012 9:39AM
Full credit to you, simply put, "A superb photograph".

Regards Nathan
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
26 May 2012 9:54AM
Great shot Carol, and like the candelabra which came from Murano in Venice
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
26 May 2012 10:25AM
For hand held indoors this is excellent Carole.


Irishkate Plus
7 41 110 United Kingdom
26 May 2012 11:11AM
Great shot Carole -it looks a beautiful Casa.
I love the pink & green theme. (I bought a pink& green picnic bag from a company called Green & Pink
The furnishings look sumptous.
You did well to capture this without best equipement.
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
26 May 2012 11:37AM
Very well done - it's a great image.
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
26 May 2012 11:43AM
Nice house Carole,but a bit posh for my taste.
I would have these paintings off the wall and get my flat screen telly and pin up pics up there instead.
Their wallpaper is all faded too,so that will be replaced with some nice chunky woodchip,painted a nice rusty brown.
I don't like these tiled floors as they get all slippy when I spill my drinks on them,so a nice deep piled carpet needed here to soak it up.
Yes,a nice house,but I reckon it could be better !!
26 May 2012 12:35PM
Very impressive, the detail, lighting and colour are all excellent.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
26 May 2012 1:03PM
Excellent reportage, such a pretty house!
Maiwand 10 3 73 England
26 May 2012 2:45PM
Considering the difficulties Carole you have made a fine job of this. Excellent shot.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
26 May 2012 4:52PM
An excellent capture here, Carole, I can appreciate the difficulty shooting these interiors, especially if you can't use a tripod Wink
Trev Smile
moiral 7 12 Scotland
26 May 2012 7:44PM
A very grand looking room Carole. Well taken shot given the circumstances. Moira
LexEquine 11 19 United States
27 May 2012 6:59PM
'Superlative {A++++}, Artistic, & lovely indoor Architectural Image rendering,' Carole~~ Smile

~ Peter
Jocelia Plus
6 2 1 Australia
28 May 2012 4:51AM
This period in time certainly went for the wallpapers and the silk upholstered couches.
I am a hand held girl myself and find your capture for comp and light very good Carole.
well done……..

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