Vittoriosa was made the Capital City of Malta by the Knights of St John of Gerusalem upon their arrival in 1530. During the Great Seige by the Ottoman Turks in 1565, it was continiuously bombarded day and night from accross the grand harbour from Mount Sheberras upon which is now built the Maltese Capital, Valletta. During the second Seige of Malta 1941-1944, it was also continuously bombed day and night by German Aircraft when a large proportion of the old City was devastated with a loss of many lives. Luckily some of the old houses which date back to the 12th Century still survive.


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  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 6 years ago

    Nice shot of the Jewish Quarter but be careful not to stumble here.

  • Hi Betty….you’ve seen this place before, and don’t forget I promised you my arm for support when we shall go through this place together on our way to sip a Capuccino at the Cafe’ du Brazil. Thank you for visiting my friend and for leaving your usual supportive comment.

    – Anthony Vella

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 6 years ago

    Great shot Tony, perfect B&W!!!

  • Thank you Marvin. I took this shot Yesterday. If you might remember I had a similar one on DPF but without the Lady.

    – Anthony Vella

  • Xandru
    Xandruabout 6 years ago

    This is a great B&W Tony. I like it.

  • Thank you Alex. Glad you like this shot. I guess you know this place too.

    – Anthony Vella

  • Mark Bowden
    Mark Bowdenabout 6 years ago

    A good shot Tony and black & white conversion.

    I like it!

  • Hi Mark….nice of you to visit. Black and white is my favourite medium.Thank you for your visit and comment my friend.

    – Anthony Vella

  • Matthew Reed
    Matthew Reedabout 6 years ago

    Nothing short of breath taking! Well done!

  • Hi Matthew….you flatter me. I try to do my best though I still consider myself a novice. Thank you for your visit and kind comment my friend.

    – Anthony Vella

  • Philip Golan
    Philip Golanabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot mate.

  • Shalom Philip……appreciate your visit and encouraging comment my friend. Thank you.

    – Anthony Vella

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosabout 6 years ago
    Wonderful to know some of them managed to survive Tony!! *-)
  • Hi Deb Thank you for your visit and comment. Those who managed to survive were hiding in underground shelters dug out in solid rock some 20 feet or so below the ground. One day though, a German Stuka bomb burst an underground water reservoir which flooded one of these onderground shelters. 14 men, women and children drowned that day.

    – Anthony Vella

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 6 years ago

    I didn’t forget could I.My comment was just a hint, not sure you remembered.I still have your first photo; it’s taken in the other direction and a bit farther where the street turns; it looked steeper..hence the cane.
    I think after all that walking, talking, planning for next day we will have done, I shall offer you and Giorgina a fish dinner with caper sauce.You certainly know a good restaurant.
    A bientôt..bye bye

  • rorymole
    rorymoleabout 6 years ago

    Great shot you have here Anthony. It’s very effective in b&w

  • Anthony Vella
    Anthony Vellaabout 6 years ago

    Hi Rory……Thank you for your visit. Your positive comment is greatly appreciated.

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