Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Grand Harbour View in Malta

 The Grand Harbour - Malta

Maltese Archipelago

Left: top to bottom:
- Gardjola overlooking Grand Harbour
- Aerial view of Vittoriosa
- Marsamxett harbour
- Fort St Angelo and Senglea

Right: top to bottom:
- Senglea point
- Valletta and the Three Cities
- Valetta on Marsamxett side
- Fort St Angelo from Senglea

postmarked in 2012 with a Malta stamp: 'Knights of St. John' 0,51 (from the Malta's Heritage series)

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This was the site of the Valletta Tornado that hit the Grand Harbour on September 23, 1551 or 1556 (sources conflict) with very intense strength. It began as a waterspout, and ended up destroying an entire shipping armada and killing at least 600 people.

4 comments:

bardamu1964 said...

Gorgeous. And the stamp too.

9teen87 said...

thank you. I agree, this looks like a place I would love to visit. :D

Natacha Willems said...

Nice card! I really love it!

9teen87 said...

Thank you Natacha, I went to your blog too - very nice!