Monday, April 23, 2007

The Valletta Breakwater

From the position in which I took the photo I posted yesterday we turn to the left side and we have the Valletta breakwater. Here a ship enters the Grand Harbour at Valletta, once locked with heavy chains for the Ottoman Turks.



9 comments:

thesalems said...

take a deep breath in and i can just hear the waves braking on the rocks...A Lovely natural scene..

Edward said...

As far as I know, the Grand Harbour used to be locked with chains in WW2 to keep submarines out. The room from where this chain was operated is still there down by the water, and it's now like a sort of museum.

Dina said...
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lynn said...

Looks like a scene from Rebecca by du Maurier.

Abraham Lincoln said...

A beauty. It also looks like some prehistoric buildings down by the water.
Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

~tanty~ said...

Another beautiful view Dina! Love it :)

Milagros said...

Nice View,I'm sure Malta Island is Beautiful as it is one of Europe tourist object,Hope one day will visit it, and thanks for showing it.Sorry,if I gave comment here 'bot your beauty Isla (a very nice name) in her Ballet course...a very nice pic too.All the best for you and family.

Dsole said...

wooow
Beautiful beautifuuuuul photo!
I just love the colour of the sea! :)

berzy said...

My maternal grandfather worked on the construction of this breakwater from 1903 to 1909,
He was a diver and lived in Senglea. I have a book that tells the story of the project. The foundation stones were brought from Gozo.