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Malta. The island country. Fortresses, antiquities and rarity buses. P2

Uritsk Andrey • 4 minutes read • May 22nd, 2016
And now we continue our review about 

Valetta

.
The central street of the Old City was really busy. The last time I saw so many people in such a small area was in the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta.
1-malta-valetta.jpg2-malta-valetta.jpgBright red phone boxes, with the crown, reminded us about the period of British rule over the island.
3-malta-valetta.jpg4-malta-valetta.jpgThis is the main temple in Valetta.
5-malta-valetta.jpg6-malta-valetta.jpgAfter, our guide showed us one more hall that contained a collection of paintings by Caravaggio. But we were prohibited from taking any photos. Security officials kept an eye on us. 

After Caravaggio we went to one of the best viewing points in Valetta. It was in the 

Upper Barrakka Gardens,

 where we enjoyed views of one of the biggest and deepest natural harbors, Grand-Harbor, and see the landscape of three ancient cities: Birgu, Bormla and Isla. All three cities are home to powerful fortifications and several architectural landmarks. We also admired the sculptures situated all over the Gardens. Among them, there was one of Winston Churchill and Les Gavroches by Antonio Sciortino.
7-malta-valetta.jpg8-malta-valetta.jpg9-malta-valetta.jpgSome views of the Grand-Harbor:
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By the way, this was the only angle were I manage to take a photo of our liner in all its beauty.
17-malta-valetta.jpgIn the Valetta harbor, there were a lot of very different yachts and other boats.
18-malta-valetta.jpgAnd the "Ocean Commander", well-known to us by now.
19-malta-valetta.jpgAt the moment this photo was taken, a hydroplane carrying tourists took off from the harbor.
20-malta-valetta.jpg"Splendida" one more time, from the aft.
21-malta-valetta.jpgWe had some time before our ship departed, so I decided to take a look at the local autopark. These local buses remained here from the time of British rule; it was a powerful reminder of the island's history.  
22-malta-valetta.jpg23-malta-valetta.jpgThere was a new autopark.
24-malta-valetta.jpgAnd other rare sights:  
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Malta

was a really cool place!  
26-malta-valetta.jpgAt 7:30 p.m., "Splendida" left the Valetta harbor. Passengers admired the amazing fortifications of the city from the decks one last time.  
27-malta-valetta.jpg28-malta-valetta.jpg29-malta-valetta.jpgSoon, we were sailing into the high seas.  
30-malta-valetta.jpg31-malta-valetta.jpgWe were on our to Sicily! 
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Author: Uritsk
Source: uritsk.livejournal.com
Translated by: Vera Lungol

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