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Fort St. Angelo

I’m still in Birgu with this photo, but now on the ferry service crossing the Grand Harbour between Birgu and Valletta. The day had been very sunny, but at the end of the afternoon some very dark storm clouds approached which combined with some fierce sunlight created beautiful photo opportunities. I’ll probably show some more later as well. Seen here is Fort St. Angelo, found at the tip of the peninsula on which Birgu is located. The houses in the left hand side background are in Valletta.

Birgu, also known as Città Vittoriosa, is one of the so-called Three Cities, three fortified cities south of Valletta, the capital of Malta. Birgu played an important role in the history of Malta and was the island’s capital as well for a brief period of time in the 16th century. Fort St. Angelo (Maltese: Forti Sant'Anġlu) is located at the centre of the Grand Harbour and was built in the Middle Ages as Castrum Maris (Castle by the Sea) and later rebuilt by the Order of Saint John in the middle of the 16th century. It was the order’s headquarters in the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, when the Ottoman Empire tried to invade Malta. The fort got its current appearance in the late 17th century.

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Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/800 sec
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 1671/100 mm
Date Taken: 2019-01-04 15:40
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1581 kb

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