Grand Harbour - Valletta live camView over Grand Harbour and Fort Saint Angelo in Birgu from Valletta Waterfront

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  • avatar
    • 5 days ago
    • Jon

    Derek - the things we middle-aged men get up to in an attempt to defy the years!!!!

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    • 5 days ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    no Jon.dangling from the rafters.

  • avatar
    • 5 days ago
    • Jon

    Derek you weren't looking at the screen upside down were you. Best not to practice headstands while viewing skyline in future.

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    • 7 days ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    sorry .got that one wrong she was on her way in !!

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    • 7 days ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    HMS Scott on her way out assisted by a tug this morning.

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Dougie2

    Thanks to everybody who posted birthday good wishes. Nice to have friends!

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Mex

    Wow , 5 Million plus viewers

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Kernow Lad

    Looks like the Portuguese Navy like Malta, back again after a short absence.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Bob C

    According to Live Ships the Norwegian Spirit is heading for Marsala in Sicily. Maybe some one has been taken ill. I hope not.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Dougie 2 many happy returns for yesterday and keep on Skylining .

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Sal

    Read in the paper yesterday that the All Leisure Group that is the parent group of Swan Hellenic has stopped trading! It owned the "Minerva" and "Voyages of Discovery"...

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/cruises/articles/swan-hellenic-parent-company-all-leisure-group-ceases-trading-13000-passengers-affected/

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Michael Bott

    Happy birthday Dougie2

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Mary-Anne Kingscott

    Happy Birthday Gougie2 and many happy returns of the day. Enjoy your day.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • P.L.

    HMS Scott will be back twice more this month. In on the 11th and out on the 12th, then in on 15th and out on 21st.

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