Sights and panoramas around Valletta, Malta       

Summer 1996

I have a fondness for walled cities, and Valletta is one of the best, in its extraordinary setting of fortified inlets. The place is the more remarkable for having survived sieges as late as the Second World War, in which Malta became a symbol of resistance against Fascism.
I have experimented on these pages with the presentation of panoramic-format images, which must be scrolled; this seemed the best way to convey a little of the majesty of Valletta and its great harbours.

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Valletta, Malta. Summer 1996. Panorama of the city and its northern suburbs from Mdina.Valletta, Malta. Summer 1996. Ball's Bastion, Fort St. Elmo.
Valletta, Malta. Summer 1996. Panorama of the city, looking south from Sliema.Valletta, Malta. Summer 1996. Entrance to the Grand Harbour, from St. Elmo Point.
Valletta, Malta. Summer 1996. Detail of the view from Sliema, showing the Carmelite church.Valletta, Malta. Summer 1996. View north from St. Michael's Bastion towards Manoel Island.
Valletta, Malta. Summer 1996. Courtyard of the President's palace.Valletta, Malta. Summer 1996. View north-west from St. Michael's Bastion over Marsamxett Harbour.
Valletta, Malta. Summer 1996. Triq il-Mediterran, on the south side of the city.Valletta, Malta. Summer 1996. Sarria Chapel, on Triq Sarria, in the western suburb of Floriana.
Valletta, Malta. Summer 1996. View over the Grand Harbour from St. Elmo Point towards Kalkara.Valletta, Malta. Summer 1996. Tower at corner of Triq Vincenza Bugeja, on Triq Sarria, in the western suburb of Floriana.