ARCHITECTURE



Balluta Bay
Balluta Bay
Present day Balluta Bay with the Parish Church of Our Lady Mount Carmel in the background. 
St. Thomas Tower, Marsascala
St. Thomas Tower, Marsascala
Saint Thomas Tower, also known as Fort Saint Thomas, is a large bastioned watchtower in Marsascala, Malta. It was built in 1614, the third of six Wignacourt towers. An artillery battery was added to the tower in the early 18th century.
Senglea Waterfront
Senglea Waterfront
This as seen from Birgu with the Church of Our Lady of Victory in the background. 
Ta' Bighi Hospital
Ta' Bighi Hospital
Villa Bighi dates back to the time of the Order of St. John in Malta. In 1829 the British decided to convert this Villa into a Royal Navy Hospital. 
Birgu Streets
Birgu Streets
Birgu's immaculate, narrow streets are lovingly decorated with potted-plants by its residents who take pride in their beautiful historic city.
Birgu Waterfront
Birgu Waterfront
Birgu has its own modern commercial strip, adjacent to the yacht marina, known as the Vittoriosa Waterfront. Here one can find quality restaurants, cafes and a casino. The town's narrow streets are also home to lovely Dine and Wine bars with unique atmosphere and tons of character. One can also find the Maritime museum which also merits a visit with fine examples of model ships, paintings, nautical instruments, weapons and traditional Maltese boats. In the background the first Parish Church dedicated to St. Lawrence, Martyr and the second one is the church dedicated to the Annunciation of Our Lady. 
Palazzo Parisio, Valletta
Palazzo Parisio, Valletta
At the head of Merchants Street, or Strada San Giacomo as it was known during the rule of the Order, opposite the Auberge d’Italie, stands Palazzo Parisio at present used as the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Mdina - The Silent City
Mdina - The Silent City
Mdina, also known by its titles of Città Vecchia or Città Notabile, is a fortified city in the Northern Region of Malta. It served as the Island's capital from antiquity until 1530, when the capital was moved to Birgu back then.
Fort St Angelo
Fort St Angelo
It is a large bastioned fort in Birgu, Malta, located at the centre of the Grand Harbour. The fort was originally a castle, known as Castrum Maris but its date of construction is unknown. 
Colonial Memories
Colonial Memories
Photo of the Royal Navy Canteen in Corradino. Note the steeple inspired by Indian architecture.
St Publius Parish Church

Floriana Parish Church before it was enlarged with the addition of a new facade designed by Dr Nicola Zammit a doctor and 'amateur architect'.
An Old Garage

Mamo Brothers' original garage at Gzira, which was replaced by an iconic work of 1930s industrial architecture, was sadly demolished in the early years of the 21st century.
Moorish houses
Moorish houses
Small terraced Moorish houses built in the late nineteenth century by Emmanuel Galizia (1830-1906) in Rudolph Street, Sliema, Malta.
Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House
An architectural detail with one of its column and statue. Photo courtesy of Ray Pisani.
Sliema Houses
Sliema Houses
English colonial architecture on the Sliema seafront at Balluta. Note the Victorian bay-windows and the mock-Gothic corner house.
Balluta Parish Church
Balluta Parish Church
Situated in the areas between Sliema and St. Julians, opposite Balluta bay, this church is dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. This was paid by the Confraternity of the Carmelites of Valletta. In 1877 the church was built again on a Gothic style on the plan of engineer G.Privitera, and was given to the Carmelitan friars, that in 1900 enlarged it again. In 1958 the work on the church started again, while in 1974 assumed the title of parish. 

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