Photographer's Note

Luzzus in Marsaxlokk

Even though it won’t be easy to spot since it’s one of the smallest nations in Europe, it’s time to add a new country to my TE-map. I noticed that many members have been here too, so I think my next series of photos will bring back memories to many. I visited Malta last winter just after Christmas. Here’s my first photo, taken on the first day, when we visited the town of Marsaxlokk in the south-eastern corner of the island.

Marsaxlokk is a traditional fishing village of about 3,500 inhabitants. The name is derived from the Arabic word marsa, meaning harbour and the Maltese word for south-east, xlokk. The town is a popular tourist destination, mainly because of the harbour, which is full of traditional Maltese fishing boats, called luzzus. They are painted in bright colours and have got an eye on the bow, which is believed to protect fishermen when they are out at sea. The church in the background is the Parish Church of Our Lady of Pompei, a Roman Catholic church built in the 1890s.

Click here for a larger version.

Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1250 sec
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 1186/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-12-31 14:52
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1948 kb

Photo Information
Viewed: 696
Points: 90
  • None
Additional Photos by Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11581 W: 57 N: 20002] (75084)
View More Pictures