Grand Harbour - Valletta live camView of the Grand Harbour and Saint Angelo Fort in Birgu as seen from Valletta's waterfront

Hosted by
hosted by

Comments

  • avatar
    • 4 days ago
    • ian

    At 10:05 AM GMT+2 on March 26, the Santa Maria class frigate returned to sea. (Picture pending)

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Kevin Fairgrieve

    Need to have a coffee and wake up. 0830 hrs Malta time.....

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Kevin Fairgrieve

    Discard that last time. Should have read LATE 0730 approx "Malta Time" not UK.

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Kevin Fairgrieve

    The Italian carrier arrived early 0728hrs. Picture uploading now.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • P.L.

    On Thursday 23rd at 0800MLT the Italian Navy Aircraft Carrier ITS Giuseppe Garibaldi (C 551) is due to visit Valletta, she will be berthing at Boiler Wharf, Senglea, and will depart at 0800MLT on Saturday 25th. She is also the flagship for Operation Sophia.
    Also arriving on Thursday 23rd is our old friend the Norwegian Government Chartered Offshore Supply Vessel SIEM PILOT.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • viv

    Jon, thanks I'm sure we will. I'll certainly have a go at posting from my phone.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Jon

    Viv & Derek; Genuinely, but a little jealously, I hope you have good holidays. I'm sure you will whatever you get up to. Any posts while you're there would be good to read.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • steve

    Nice view today - not. Whooping great Bulk carrier "U B C Saiki" along side.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • viv

    We'll be there in 3 days Derek! If I don't catch up with you at the airport (red&grey multi coloured top with zips on shoulders) I'm in 6B on plane.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Hi folks.Valletta is going to be busy today judging by the number of folks heading off the cruise ships.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • viv

    Well done Skyliners, 251,000 hits on this camera in less than three months...awesome!!!

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Kernow Lad

    Dougie2, Human intervention was not blamed for the Azure loss, nature will always take its course, as long as humans let it happen, personally I prefer natures way. If I have misinterpreted your reply, I apologise.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Dougie2

    Human activity was not responsible for the collapse of Azure Window ... never mnd all the unproven claims about our actions leading to climate change. Coastal erosion by our restless seas has been at work, world-wide, not for decades, not for centuries, but for millenia, as geological studies have shown. Stormy seas are no more common, nor more violent now than, say, in biblical times. Regrettably, what Mother Nature can create -- it was erosion that created the Azure Window, Durdle Door and other similar wonders -- she can just as easily destroy.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Bob C

    Which unfortunately Kernow Lad so often happens, I have often said the human race is slowly destroying this planet in one way or another. They call it progress.

Grand Harbour - Valletta

The stunning Maltese capital of Valletta (Il-Belt Valletta), gem of Mediterranean and one of the most beautiful Baroque jewels of the world, was considered one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in Malta for its extraordinary heritage conservation.

A visit to Valletta is a real trip to the past, exactly when the Knights of St. John (later Knights of Malta) started its construction in 1566 on the rocky Mount Sciberras under Grandmaster Jean Parisot de la Valette who founded this fortress city that bears his name; thanks to their fortifications and massive bastions the knights won the bloody siege of 1565, part of this architectural treasure had fortunately survived World War II and natural disasters, today it is the main tourist attraction of a city with a large concentration of historic areas and magnificent views. As a charming open-air museum, Valletta is rich in ancient masterpieces that can be experienced while enjoying simultaneously the rhythm of a modern life, among its chaotic attractions, one of the safest and largest natural harbours in Europe, Grand Harbour (Il-Port il-Kbir), a great economic development opportunity; thanks to its very favourable position in the heart of Mediterranean, it originally represented an ideal place of refuge with waters deep enough to anchor, firstly occupied by Phoenicians who landed here, and later unsuccessfully controlled by Napoleon, under the British Military was massively fortified and improved with dockyard facilities, a wider entrance, harbour amenities and a greater anchorage partially destroyed during the world wars; completely restored, the multi-purpose Grand Harbour is today the center of the maritime activity of the whole island, a prestigious landmark of Malta and the premier destination for yachts, superyachts and cruise ships coming from all over the world.

Grand Harbour offers spectacular panoramic views as surrounded by a quantity of stunning inlets and ancient treasures such as Fort Saint Elmo (Il-Forti Sant Iermu), Fort Ricasoli (Forti Rikazoli), the picturesque village of Kalkara (Il-Kalkara), the fortified Three Cities of Vittoriosa (Birgu), Cospicua (Bormla) and Senglea (L-Isla) and not so far the stunning Barakka Gardens (Il-Barrakka ta' Fuq); it welcomes million cruise passengers every year and give them at their arrival a first glimpse of a very versatile center known as Valletta Waterfront; as a multi-purpose area, it is a real landmark, one of the most frequented meeting points of Valletta, a high quality entertainment destination become increasingly popular for tourists and locals, a complete mix of retail, dining, leisure experiences and shopping along the water's edge where also festivities and outdoor themed events take place all year round. Originally a simple pier and a place where merchants used to unload their wares, this wonderful Baroque masterpiece was built by the Knights of St. John's Grand Master Manuel Pinto de Fonseca in the 18th century, over the years it was fortunately renovated and today is moreover a famous cruise and ferry terminal also providing efficient and affordable transport services within the Grand Harbour and neighbouring areas; Valletta Waterfront is certainly worth a visit, a simple stroll along the promenade either day or night with a view on its panoramic beauties we'll be a marvelous experience.

Cam on-line since: 09/17/2013