Views from Malta

Warm, humid, pretty, and quite urban/asphalty

Posted by Janne Cederberg on October 8, 2015
Categories: travelling, photography
Tag: panorama

Friend of mine has been working in Malta since spring 2015. Since I had the possibility, I “transferred” my office to his living room for 10 days in mid-September. Mostly during the mornings I did work related stuff and then during afternoons went to look around Malta, both walking and by public transport.

In a way I enjoy taking public transit instead of for example taxi around places. It does take more time, but on the flipside, you get to experience life more as the locals do; in case you’re into that. And I kinda tend to be.

360° x 180° panorama views around Malta

While out and about around Malta, I took some 360° x 180° panorama photos. Here’s a glimpse of the places.

Sliema ferries

This place was commonly called Sliema ferries; you could for example take a ferry to capital Valletta:

Sliema seafront view

This place was right down the street from my friend’s apartment:

Valletta

I went to the Maltese capital of Valletta a few times just to walk around. The following view is from the Misrah San Gorg pretty much at the center of Valletta:

Tigné Point in Sliema

The Tigné Point area is historically important, I’ve understood. Tigné Point is the peninsula that controls entry to the Sliema and Valletta bays. As Malta has been a center of Mediterranean trade for centuries this point has not gone unnoticed in terms of importance for whoever was in power at a given time.

Nowadays the “balcony” guard rail is full of love-locks which you can only partially see on the panorama. The way the panorama is initially pointed, on the right across the water you can see St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral.

Panorama location on map

Mdina

Mdina is - as far as I understood - the place where the remaining architecture is the oldest still standing in Malta. Both of these panoramas are from inside the Palazzo de Piro.

View from Palazzo de Piro balcony

In summary

It was cool to take a change of scenario (even though I was still working) and go for a visit to Malta, a place I had never visited before. One thing I didn’t do was taking the ferry to Sicily. Maybe next time.



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