Looking from the town of Saint Paul’s Bay across the inlet of Saint Paul’s Bay (Maltese: San Pawl il-Baħar) to the resort town of Xemxija and the larger town of Mellieha on the hill behind it. The town of Saint Paul’s Bay is situated in the north east of the island of Malta, sixteen kilometres from the capital city Valletta.

Its name refers to the shipwreck of Saint Paul, as documented in the Acts of the Apostles, due to the tradition that Saint Paul was shipwrecked on the isles, named St. Paul’s Isles, which are situated in St Paul’s Bay. According to the bible, St. Paul was shipwrecked on Malta on his voyage from Caesarea to Rome. The Maltese people believe that it was St. Paul who laid the foundations of Christianity on the island.

A party of tourists are returning to the habour after a pleasant sail around the Island.

Malta is a small island situated south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. Malta covers just over 300 km² in land area, making it one of Europe’s smallest and most densely populated countries (population 413,627 on 1st Jan 09). Malta is ranked at number 7 in the list of most densly populated places in the world (the UK is number 51). This means that when looking from the battlements of Mdina, the thing that strikes you most is the number of towns, villages and buildings you can see in all directions.


Related shots can be found at Malta and Mediterranean.

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  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    More fabulous colors, of course, with the fine-work of the tapestry behind!

  • Thank you so much Sheila …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 4 years ago

    gorgeous scene

  • Thank you kindly Sean …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    wonderful Tom, ready for x

  • Thank you Catherine. Holidays this year will be in Halki and Rhodes. Roll on September …

    – Tom Gomez

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 4 years ago

    Fantastic scene Tom

  • Thank you kindly Jacqui …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Tom, gorgeous colours.

  • Thank you so much Lynne …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture Tom

  • Cheers Barry, much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallover 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture of a very historic city .

  • Thank you so much Lilian …

    – Tom Gomez

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Great colours Tom !

  • Thank you so much dear Trudi, I am honoured …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 4 years ago

    Hey wait for me, I’ve got the Anchor!! Fabulous shot Tom beautiful scene!!

  • Cheers Robin, always appreciated my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    great capture…

  • Thank you kindly Antanas …

    – Tom Gomez

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